If you or a loved one was bitten or attacked by a dog, contacting an Okeechobee dog bite attorney should be a top priority. Dog bites can cause serious damage, including scarring and disfigurement. The dog’s owner is responsible for covering your costs and losses in the state of Florida, but it is up to you to pursue your claim and get the money that you need. At Steinger, Greene & Feiner, we have decades of experience representing the victims of animal attacks. Our attorneys have been representing dog bite victims since 1997 and we can put our legal knowledge to work to help you get full and fair compensation for all dog bite losses. Call today to schedule your free consultation and learn more about how we can help you.
When you are injured by a dog, you need to understand your legal rights. First and foremost, it is important to understand who you can obtain compensation from. Typically, most individuals will pursue a claim for damages from the dog’s owner. However, if the dog bite occurred on a rental property and the landlord was aware of the dangerous animal, you could also take action against the property owner. Making the right choices about who to hold responsible can help ensure you get all of the money you need for your losses. Whether you take action against a property owner or a dog owner, it is up to you to follow the right steps and make a legal argument for why you are entitled to compensation. In Florida, you could pursue your claim based on Florida dog bite statute or based on the negligence of the dog’s owner. An Okeechobee dog bite lawyer will help you understand how the law applies in your case so you have the best chance of fully recovering for all damages the bite or attack caused.
After a bite occurs, the damages you suffer can be very extensive. Dog bites can cause:
When you suffer an injury, you may need expensive medical treatment including plastic surgery. Working may become difficult or impossible, and the trauma from the animal attack may haunt you for months or years after the attack occurred. Dog bite laws in Florida are designed to ensure you are compensated for all of these losses so you don’t have to bear the financial cost of the bite injury. Most dog owners have insurance coverage that will pay for your damages, so you should never hesitate to pursue a claim for compensation after any dog bite.
A personal injury can occur in a variety of ways, but almost all have the same results in common. Suddenly, your life is disrupted and possibly jeopardized physically, emotionally, and financially by an accident or incident which could have been prevented.
A fair settlement is not what you can expect to receive from the insurance company. Their goal is to reduce payouts on claims so they can remain highly profitable. Our proven and committed legal team understands the tactics these companies regularly use to pay claimants as little as possible. We routinely battle their schemes in and out of court, and have developed effective methods for doing so.
With a legal team of more than 30 lawyers and more than 140 staff, including investigators and other assistants, we have the resources needed to get the job done efficiently. With our No-Fee Guarantee, you can bring your personal injury case to us with confidence, knowing you will pay nothing until we recover the compensation you deserve. Throughout the entire case, we will be by your side, providing the guidance you need.
My experience with Steinger, Greene & Feiner was a very positive experience. They addressed my needs right away. I didn’t expect to get a lawyer as quickly as I did. I got a phone call the next day and it was Steve Sheinfeld. He was very professional and courteous. I signed up because I had confidence right away… Steve was willing to walk through this journey with me, where I could walk away feeling a lot better.