If you have suffered serious injuries after a dog attack, contact The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. for legal assistance. Dog bites can lead to long-term injuries and emotional trauma, and death may be possible in some cases. With the help of a personal injury lawyer, you may be able to recover compensation for the expenses and pain you’ve suffered. When an owner has been negligent and allowed their dog to harm others, they can be held accountable and forced to pay compensation to the victims.
Mr. Golden of The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. understands the difficulties you are going through, and he has the experience to make sure you are not left trying to overcome these injuries on your own. He has helped many Stuart residents just like you get closure and compensation when in counts. Are you dealing with the aftermath of a dog bite? Let The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. help you with your claim. We’ll review your case and provide a free consultation. Just call us at 772-220-4400 now.
Why Having a Dog Bite Lawyer Makes a Difference
Dog attacks can be vicious and severe. In addition to significant injuries and a high chance of infection, many dog attack victims, particularly young children, may be left with long-term emotional trauma and a lifelong fear of dogs. Those who have suffered from a dog bite are in no state to pursue compensation on their own. It takes extensive legal knowledge, the ability to investigate the incident and collect evidence, and experience using the legal system to pursue a successful dog bite claim. That’s why it is so important to hire a lawyer. An accident attorney will know how to gather the necessary evidence and use the law to craft a persuasive claim to ensure you receive the highest possible settlement, all while you sit back and focus on your recovery.
Having The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. Can Make All the Difference
The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. has built our reputation on taking care of our clients. We care about the pain you are dealing with, and we want to help. Our founder, David Golden, has been taking care of his Stuart clients for more than 20 years. His clients’ gratitude can be seen in his Superb rating with Avvo from his former clients, and his success is demonstrated by his case history and his membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. When it comes to personal injury in Stuart, David Golden is who you want on your side.
Liability and Damages in Florida Dog Bite Attacks
Dog bite incidents are treated differently in different states. In some states, it can be very difficult to hold dog owners responsible for their pet’s actions, particularly if the dog has never bitten anyone before. However, Florida law allows for strict liability, which means the owner is liable even if their dog had shown no prior propensity to bite. This means we can pursue many different damages in a dog bite case, such as:
- Medical expenses
- Property damage
- Lost wages and lost future earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Wrongful death
Many dog bite victims are initially fearful about filing claims against dog owners because they are often the friends, family members, or neighbors of the victims. Some people assume that they will cause financial hardship for these individuals, but many dog bites are actually covered by a dog owner’s homeowners insurance policy.
These insurance companies may offer you an initial settlement, provided you sign a release that gives up your right to file a legal claim. You should always avoid speaking to any insurer until you have legal representation, as most settlement offers are nowhere near what victims are actually entitled to. At The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A., we will fight for full compensation and will not accept any lowball settlements.
You don’t have to try to recover from a dog bite on your own. With legal help, you can hold the negligent pet owner responsible. The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. is here to help if you or someone you care about suffered a dog bite in Stuart, Palm City, Jensen Beach, Hobe Sound, Hutchinson Island, Sewall’s Point, Port Salerno, Jupiter, Tequesta, Indiantown, or any part of Martin County. Just call 772-220-4400 to arrange a free consultation today.