The pain suffered by dog bite victims is often both physical and psychological. This is especially true for children, who can be traumatized by even a minor injury from a dog bite. At Wood, Atter & Wolf, we have helped through legal representation many adults and children obtain the compensation they need to recover from a dog bite attack.
Dog bites can leave psychological damage that may require many months or even years of therapy to recover. If nerves are damaged as the result of a dog bite, the consequences can also be long lasting and expensive.
In either case, it is important to have an experienced personal injury lawyer to ensure you get the financial resources you need to recover from your dog bite injury.
Florida dog bite law is strict liability, which means that a dog bite victim has a number of legal grounds for recovering damages. In Florida, dog owners are liable for damages suffered by dog bite victims whether that victim is a person or any other domestic animal. There are many legal, practical, and financial matters to handle when representing a dog bite victim. Insurance companies often times try to avoid or deny coverage for a dog bite incident. Some homeowner's insurance policies cover dog bite related injuries, medical bills, and damages while other homeowner's insurance policies do not. A Florida personal injury / dog bite attorney can help guide you through the process which can be quite complicated especially when there are insurance issues to battle.
If you have been bitten by a dog or other pet, it is important to seek the advice of an experienced attorney as soon as possible, after obtaining medical treatment for your injuries.
Call our Jacksonville Florida personal injury law firm for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney who can answer your questions and help you with all your legal needs.