Victims of dog attacks and bite incidents know firsthand how traumatic an animal attack can be. Many dog bite victims have high medical costs and experience ongoing consequences of the bite incident, including psychological trauma. The recovery process can be long, work may become difficult and you may experience significant financial and emotional setbacks.You do not have to bear the burden of these costs. Florida law protects bite victims and makes dog owners responsible for damages. However, it is up to you to understand your rights and pursue a claim for compensation. A Port St. Lucie dog bite attorney at Steinger, Greene & Feiner can help you take action. Call us today to schedule your free consultation and learn more about how we can represent you and help you get the money you need.
After you have suffered a dog bite, you need to understand your legal options. You can typically pursue a claim against a dog’s owner based on one of several different legal arguments. For example:
Florida’s dog bite law imposes strict liability. This means dog owners are responsible for all damages that their dog causes by biting on public property or when the victim is lawfully on private property. You do not have to prove that the owner was aware of any past aggression in order to obtain compensation for losses caused by a bite in Florida.
You can also make a claim based on the dog owner’s negligence. If the owner knew, or should have been aware, that the dog presented a danger, the owner may be considered negligent for failure to protect you from that risk.
An experienced Port St. Lucie dog bite attorney will help you understand how best to pursue your claim to maximize chances of receiving full and fair compensation for all damages caused by the attack. This can include compensation for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, emotional distress or the wrongful death of a loved one killed in a dog attack.
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.
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