A dog bite can result in serious injury. If a dog bit you, you should immediately seek medical attention. Next, you should contact a Bradenton dog bite attorney from Pallegar Law to help you file a claim. There are many reasons you should hire a lawyer under these circumstances. Many dog bite victims don’t get financial compensation. If you are injured because of a dog owner’s carelessness, you should be compensated for your injuries. We have helped injury clients successfully obtain damages for their suffering throughout Florida. Let us help you today. Call a Bradenton dog bite lawyer 941-893-5816 at Pallegar Law, P.A. now for a free consultation.
According to the Center for Disease Control, there are about 4.5 million dog bites reported in the United States every year. A dog bite can impact you both physically and emotionally. Dog bites can even result in devastating injury that may require surgery and even leave some victims permanently scarred. As dog bite lawyers at Pallegar Law, we understand the suffering of victims. It motivates us to seek the maximum compensation for our client’s injury. We have worked with many injury victims in Bradenton and are prepared to discuss your case with you.
Florida law considers dog owners liable for injuries their dog causes another person or animal. If the dog biting you surprises the owner, it doesn’t matter. An owner remains liable under Florida law regardless of their knowledge of their dog’s aggression. A victim of a dog bite can be held partially responsible for the bite based on his or her own failure to take proper care during the incident. Compensation will vary based on the victim’s negligence. For example, if the victim was provoking, roughhousing with, or abusing the animal when the bite occurred, compensation would likely be reduced or void. An owner is not liable for the bite if the victim was bitten while trespassing, or if the bite happened on the owner’s property where there was a sign reading “bad dog”. If a child under the age of six-years-old is bit, the “bad dog” rule does not apply.
If you were injured as a result of a dog bite while you were working, you could be eligible for worker’s compensation. For example, you are a pizza delivery driver or a mail carrier and you are attacked by a dog while on the clock, your injury occurred in the course and scope of employment, making you eligible for worker’s compensation.
If the victim of a dog bite was bitten on the owner’s property, homeowner or renter’s insurance could cover dog bite claims under liability coverage. There are many kinds of insurance policies that could cover a dog bite. You need a Bradenton dog bite lawyer to help you file your claim with whomever necessary to successfully be rewarded for the damages sustained when you were injured. Once you retain a Bradenton dog bite attorney from Pallegar Law, we will work to seek damages for your lost income, medical bills, pain, and suffering. We are committed to our clients and want to help you. Call us 941-893-5816 to discuss your case.