If you have been seriously injured, please contact our office today. Our experienced Tampa injury attorneys can help you recover dog bite compensation from the liable party to make sure you are fully reimbursed for all damages you have suffered. Schedule a free consultation today.
Dog Bite Compensation from the Liable Party | After a Dog Bite
There are a few things that are important in terms of dog bite injuries that we advise our clients who want compensation. First, the severity of the injury. Secondly, the care that is provided in treatment of those injuries. Thirdly, whether the injuries will leave any sort of permanent scarring. Often an individual bit by a dog is either bit on the hand or the leg and those scars are going to be visible for a lifetime. Many times, there is permanent scar damages from those injuries. All of this will go into determining the value of your dog bite claim. If there is scarring, that is a huge part of getting compensation. It is a very upsetting and constant reminder of the attack.
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Dog Bite Compensation from the Liable Party | Florida Dog Bite Laws
In Florida, there is a statute that holds dog owners strictly liable, you don’t need to prove negligence in their handling of the dog. They will be strictly liable for any damages caused by the dog, including medical bills and scarring which should have you feeling relieved. The compensation will come regardless. It’s a lot easier than some states have it where they must fight to prove that the owner was liable and fight to prove that you were not.
Dog Bite Compensation from the Liable Party | Insurance
The way you get compensation is through the liable party’s insurance. When we investigate a dog bite claim and find out that the owner does not have any insurance or assets, we can determine that it’s not practical or not cost effective to prosecute a claim for a dog bite. In that case we advise the client that they really do not have a claim that’s cost effective to pursue. Most people do have insurance, and those are the companies that we will fight to get compensation from and we will not let them bully you.
If you or your child has been bitten or attacked by a dog in Florida, contact our experienced Tampa dog bite attorneys to fight for you. You deserve compensation for your damages. Don’t hesitate to call our office today and set up your free consultation. We are happy to help you in pursuing your claim.