Dog Bite Injury Attorneys in Volusia County and Central Florida
Being injured by a dog can be shocking, painful, and dangerous. At the time, thinking about what you should do might be difficult, but, by all means, you should get medical attention, take proper care of the injured area to avoid infection and further injury, and document all of your medical expenses related to the injury.
If possible, collecting information about the dog owner is also important, since having the owner’s name, address, and contact information will be helpful later on. If other people witnessed the dog attack, you should try to get their names and contact information too, since their accounts of what happened might be more reliable than the owner’s.
After your injury has been treated, consider talking with a lawyer experienced in handling dog bite cases. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Simoes Davila want to know what happened and how you’re feeling so we can best help you with your dog bite injury case.
Your Florida Dog Bite Injury Case
As your dog bite injury attorneys, we will gather as much information as possible about your injuries and what occurred during the attack. According to Florida law, dog owners are liable for damages suffered by people bitten by their dogs when those people are in public places or lawfully in a private place, including the dog owner’s property, so we’ll need to know who the owner is and where the attack took place.
We’ll also want to know where you were when the attack occurred and if there was a warning posted about the dog. Under Florida state law, the owner is not liable for damages if he had a noticeable warning sign displayed reading “Bad Dog,” unless the dog bite victim is under six years old or the owner’s actions led to the attack. Also, if you were negligent in some way and are therefore partially responsible for the attack, the owner’s liability will be reduced.
Recovering Damages in Dog Bite Injury Cases
As your dog bite injury attorneys, we’ll prepare your case carefully and work diligently to obtain full and fair compensation for you. Depending on the extent of your injury, you could be compensated for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage.
The dog owner’s insurance might cover the damages from the dog bite if it occurred on his property. If not, we will still fight for just compensation for your dog bite injury, using every resource available.
Getting Help from Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys in Volusia County
If you or a family member has been attacked by a dog, you may be able to recover damages for your injuries. Contact us at Simoes Davila to find out how we can help you get compensated fairly for your pain and suffering.
We are experienced at helping people who have suffered from dog bites and have represented people throughout Volusia County and Central Florida for over 20 years. We have 80 years of combined legal experience and have recovered millions of dollars for our clients.
Call us at 386-222-1111 or submit our FREE CASE REVIEW form online for a no obligation consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys. Let us put our expertise as personal injury lawyers to work for you and your family.