In our previous blog post, we discussed how Florida law doesn’t look kindly on dog bites. We briefly touched on the law and how it has evolved over the years. As it stands today, dog owners have a duty to protect people from being bitten by their dogs.
We know that if you are trying to overcome a dog bite injury, you might not feel up to fighting a legal battle. We can help you with that battle so that you can continue to focus on healing. It is important that you take action right away because Florida law sets time limits for dealing with personal injury issues like this. If you wait too long to seek compensation, you might not be able to take legal action.
Many times, dog bite cases are complex. The dog owner might claim that you did something that made the dog attack. Even if that didn’t happen, you would still have to address that allegation as part of your case.
When you are preparing to file a claim for compensation, we have to determine who is responsible for the injuries you suffered. In dog bite cases, this might be the dog owner, but it could also be an insurance company.
We also have to take the time to determine the amount of damages that you will seek. Obviously, this will include the amount in bills you have already received for medical care. It can also include amounts that you will have to pay for future care for the bite, as well as other expenses that you incur because of the dog attack.