If you were seriously injured in a dog attack in St. Lucie, contact The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. for help. A dog attack can be a very traumatic experience, particularly if it results in a serious dog bite injury. Anyone who has been harmed by a dog bite may be entitled to compensation for their medical expenses and suffering.
Proving liability in a dog bite case will require the legal skills and knowledge of an experienced dog bite lawyer. The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. has been providing assistance to the dog bite victims of St. Lucie for more than 20 years. With a history of large settlements, aggressive advocacy, and a deep compassion for the suffering of his clients, David Golden has developed a reputation as one of the top personal injury attorneys in the entire Treasure Coast. If you or someone you know has been bitten by a dog recently, you too can get the best legal assistance by contacting The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. at 772-336-4357 for a free consultation about your potential case.
A Lawyer Can Be a Great Help in Your Dog Bite Case
A successful dog bite claim will require more than simply demonstrating that someone’s dog bit you. You will have to prove that the dog owner had a duty to keep you safe, which means you will have to prove that you were lawfully on the property where the dog attacked you. Similarly, because Florida is a pure comparative fault state, any amount that you are shown to be responsible for your injuries will reduce the monetary award you receive. In other words, if you win $10,000 in your lawsuit, but are found to be 20% at fault for your injuries, you will only receive $8,000 in compensation.
Collecting the necessary evidence and understanding the arguments you will need to prove all these aspects is difficult, especially when you are in pain and recovering after a dog bite injury. Instead of struggling to represent yourself, you should contact a dog bite injury lawyer to handle your case for you. They will be able to investigate your accident, interview witnesses, and gather all the necessary evidence your case will require. They will then negotiate with insurance agents or other lawyers to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. With an accident attorney on your side, you are likely to receive much more money than you would on your own, and you will experience far less stress.
Come to The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. for Help
David Golden of The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. has spent the last 20 years fighting for those who have been injured by dog bites around St. Lucie. He has represented victims from Port St. Lucie, St. Lucie West, Traditon, Fort Pierce, Lakewood Park and more. His record speaks for itself, including multi-million dollar settlements for some of his clients. Martindale-Hubbell awarded him as an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated Lawyer, and in 2017, his clients awarded him with the Avvo Client’s Choice for Personal Injury Lawyer. He’s a member of the Million Dollar Advocates’ Forum, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates’ Forum, and has been named a Super Lawyer. These awards speak to his incredible history in St. Lucie and the surrounding area as a personal injury lawyer who knows how to win his cases and represent his clients. His hardworking, thorough, and aggressive legal style has made the difference in the lives of countless clients throughout the Treasure Coast.
Florida’s Dog Bite Laws
With dog bite claims specifically, different states have different liability laws that alter the level of liability the owner may face. Some states make it very hard to demand compensation from an owner, only holding them liable if their dog had a history of aggression. Thankfully, that is not the case in Florida. Even if the dog had never shown any signs of aggression before, you can still hold its owner liable for your injuries if it attacks you.
That said, you will still need to prove that you were lawfully on the property where the attack occurred, as trespassers are not owed a duty of care under Florida law. Similarly, if the opposition can prove that you were partially responsible for your injuries, the amount of compensation you can collect will be reduced by the percentage you are found to be at fault. A lawyer can help prevent the opposition from successfully claiming that you were at all responsible for your injuries.
Common Dog Bite Injuries
Dog bite injuries can range from a minor scratch to a serious injury that requires hospitalization. The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. is able to help those who are experiencing any of these dog bite injuries:
- Puncture wounds
- Loss of blood
- Broken bones
- Muscle damage
- Nerve damage
- Facial and body scars
- Emotional distress
- Post-traumatic stress
Many of these injuries can result in a number of financial setbacks and medical difficulties, including:
- Emergency room medical bills
- Physical therapy bills
- Surgery costs
- Plastic surgery costs
- Emotional suffering
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
In particularly tragic cases, some people, often children, can lose their lives as a result of a dog attack. If you have lost a loved one because of a dog attack, The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. can help you pursue a wrongful death claim to pursue financial compensation and closure.
Let Us Help You with Your Dog Bite Case
If you or someone you know was recently injured in a dog attack in Port St. Lucie, you have every right to begin seeking compensation by contacting The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. at 772-336-4357 or by filling out the form on our website. You can discuss the details of your claims with a member of our personal injury team during a free consultation to learn more about what we can do for you.