Nearly 5 million people are bitten by dogs every year in the United States. Some of the injuries are minor, but others can be quite serious and traumatic causing lifelong scarring, disfigurement, or emotional distress.
Florida state statutes are clear that pet owners are liable for injuries caused by their dogs. However, there are always exceptions and you can’t always count on dog owners to step forward and offer you compensation for your injuries of their own accord.
If you have been bitten by a dog and want to know whether or not you should pursue legal action, contact The Fighter Law Firm for advice. Our Florida dog bite attorney would be happy to provide a complimentary review of your case and recommend a course of action.
When to Pursue a Dog Bite Case
Not every attack leads to a lawsuit, nor should it. But in some cases pursuing legal action isn’t just your right, it’s a necessity. Sometimes the injuries and damages are so severe and the medical bills or changes to your life are so outstanding that you simply need help getting through it all as financially intact as possible.
In other cases, your injuries may not be quite that severe, but if the owner has a history of being complicit in dog bite attacks, it may be time to bring the courts in to protect yourself and others form future attacks.
Anytime an injury has so affected your life that you are left with steep medical bills, lost wages, long-term or future medical costs, or debilitating injuries, you have a right to pursue compensation. This includes if the injury is the result of a dog bite.
If any of this sounds familiar, contact The Fighter Law Firm to speak with a personal injury attorney who has experience in dog bite cases. This area of law can be complicated. You owe it to yourself to gather as much information as you can before bringing forth a lawsuit. Let us help you gather the information you need to decide whether or not to pursue a claim.
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