Boynton Beach Dog Bite Attorneys
Dogs can be the most loyal and loving companions. However, even the sweetest dogs can cause personal injuries. This is why in Florida, all dog owners are responsible for ensuring that their dogs don’t hurt and endanger the lives of others. In the unfortunate event that a dog bites or otherwise injures you or a loved one, you might be entitled to obtain financial compensation for the injury-related losses you suffered.
To learn more about your case, you can reach out to Demand the Limits for a free consultation. Our Boynton Beach dog bite attorneys can figure out whether you have a valid dog bite claim and ensure that you get fair compensation for your injuries.
Dog Bite Laws in Florida
Under the law, dog owners in Florida will be held liable for injuries their dog causes if the dog bites another individual and the individual was in a public location or legally in a private property, such as the dog owner’s property.
Likewise, if a dog injures you in another way, you may still be able to prove the owner’s liability for the incident if you can clearly show that the negligence of the owners contributed to or directly caused your injuries. For example, if a dog knocked you down and you got injured, you can possibly hold the owner responsible for your injuries because they failed to restrain their dog properly.
In addition, Florida follows the strict liability rule. This means that dog owners may be held legally accountable for their dog’s actions, even if there was no warning or they had no knowledge that their dog might bite someone.
Recoverable Damages in a Dog Bite Claim
- Medical Expenses – Dog attacks can be costly. According to the Insurance Information Institute, the average cost of a dog bite claim was $50,245 in 2020. Medical expenses can include basic treatments, such as wound cleaning, emergency room services, rabies shots, and stitches. But more severe injuries will require more costly and extensive treatments.
- Lost Income – If you suffered severe injuries, you might not be capable of going back to work for some time. When this happens, you have the right to recover lost income and benefits.
- Pain and Suffering – This includes emotional distress, mental and physical pain and suffering, as well as related psychological issues brought on by the dog bite attack.
- Damage to Property – If a dog injured you while you were on your bike, scooter, motorcycle, or another vehicle, and it gets damaged, you can recover financial compensation to repair or replace your damaged property.
Seek Legal Guidance From Our Skilled Boynton Beach Dog Bite Attorneys Today
If a dog bit you or a loved one, get in touch with the Boynton Beach dog bite attorneys of Demand the Limits right away to start learning more about your case and legal options. We will investigate the incident immediately to prove liability for your injuries and seek possible sources of compensation.
We have successfully handled numerous dog bite claims through settlements with the liable party’s insurance provider or litigation. Complete our online form or call 561-853-2137 to set up a free consultation.