If you’ve been bitten by a dog in the Okeechobee area, The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. can help you recover financial compensation for your injuries and expenses. No matter the size or breed, dog bites can lead to serious injuries and steep medical expenses. They may also lead to missing work or limit your ability to work in the future, along with obvious pain, suffering, and emotional distress. When someone’s dog bites you, Florida law states that you can recover compensation for all of these damages.
To receive compensation, though, you’ll need an experienced personal injury lawyer to prove your case. The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. has successfully taken on numerous dog bite cases over our 20-plus year career. Mr. Golden has the skill and legal knowledge to help you craft the best case and get the full amount of compensation you are entitled to. If you or someone you know is dealing with a dog bite injury in or around Okeechobee, Taylor Creek, Fort Drum, or other areas of Okeechobee County, call 863-220-4400 to schedule your free consultation with The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. so we can start working towards your compensation right away.
What We Can Do When We Take Over Your Case
After a dog attack, you may need significant medical attention. Dogs’ teeth are sharp and their jaws can be incredibly strong, causing significant damage. Just as you need to see a doctor to get the proper medical help, you’ll need an experienced dog bite lawyer to give you proper legal help. To ensure your case is successful, your personal injury attorney will need to gather evidence, work with experts, and craft your case using a thorough knowledge of Florida law.
David Golden of The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. has more than 20 years of experience doing just that for his clients. His comprehensive knowledge of the law combined with his impressive legal skills have helped him win millions for his clients. His dedication to his clients has won him praise in the form of multiple awards, including Avvo’s Clients’ Choice for Personal Injury Lawyer in 2017. He’s also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
How We Prove Liability and the Damages We Can Collect for You
The ability to collect damages from a dog bite depends on the laws of the state where the attack happened. Some states have a “one bite” law that makes it very difficult to pursue a claim if the dog hasn’t ever attacked someone before.
Thankfully, Florida is a “strict liability” state, which means the owner is held responsible for an attack even if it’s the first time the dog has been aggressive. So long as the attack was in public or the victim was legally on private property (in other words, not trespassing), that victim can recover damages related to the attack. Those damages can include:
- Full compensation for all medical costs
- Disfigurement and related costs
- Lost wages when temporarily away from work
- Lost wages due to long-term reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering related to the attack
- Emotional distress related to the attack
- Property damage
Whatever damages your situation includes, we will push for the most compensation possible to make sure you are not left with a single bill related to the attack.
Get a Lawyer That Knows How to Get Results
We know these can be trying times for you and your family as you deal with medical bills and a potentially lengthy recovery. If you or someone you know has been the victim of a dog bite attack in Okeechobee, Taylor Creek, Fort Drum, or other areas of Okeechobee County, The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. is here for you. Call us at 863-220-4400 so we can start working towards getting you compensation today.