If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a dog bite incident, our Boynton Beach personal injury lawyers are here to help. We know what it takes to hold the dog’s owner accountable and recover fair financial compensation. This could include money for medical care, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages. We will handle your claim or lawsuit while you focus on healing.
A Boynton Beach dog bite lawyer from Ged Lawyers is available to discuss your legal options and how we can help you win damages in your case. Initial case consultations with our team are always free, and we work based on contingency fees.
Let a Boynton Beach Dog Bite Attorney Seek Compensation for Your Injuries
When our dog bite lawyers handle a case in Boynton Beach, we aim to hold the dog’s owner accountable and recover fair compensation based on the client’s expenses and losses. This requires us to document their damages and fight for money to cover them. Our personal injury attorneys understand how important this recovery is to your physical and emotional healing, not to mention your family’s financial future.
While each case is unique, some of the most common types of damages our legal team can recover in personal injury claims include:
- Medical bills covering treatment for physical and psychological injuries
- Future and ongoing care costs, including plastic surgery for disfiguring wounds if necessary
- Income losses from missing work
- Reduced ability to work due to lasting impairments
- Miscellaneous expenses, such as parking at the hospital
- Pain and suffering and other non-economic losses
Unfortunately, some dog bites cause very serious injuries or fatal complications. When the victim passes away from their injuries, our wrongful death lawyers can help your family seek compensation and hold the dog’s owner accountable, getting justice for your loved one.
Florida Statutes § 768.21 restricts who can file a wrongful death lawsuit to the decedent’s personal representative, usually their estate executor. If you lost a loved one due to a vicious dog attack, we can help you identify this party and review your legal options.
Our Boynton Beach Dog Bite Attorneys Work Based on Contingency Fees
At Ged Lawyers, we understand the importance of securing the money you need for your current and future medical care and other expenses and losses. This is why our attorneys represent Boynton Beach dog bite victims based on contingency.
We start working for our clients as soon as they sign our contract—with no upfront fees required. You will never pay anything until we close your case, and you owe us nothing unless you receive compensation. We work for a portion of the payout we secure for you—never money from your pocket.
Our case results show that we navigate personal injury claims regularly and know how to secure fair compensation for our clients through settlements and verdicts. While our history of recovering millions of dollars for clients does not guarantee a payout for you, it does demonstrate our experience and reputation related to injury cases.
Let Our Attorneys Fight to Hold the Dog Owner Responsible for Your Boynton Beach Dog Bite
While we could likely build a strong case showing your dog bite injuries occurred because of the owner or handler’s negligence, we usually do not need to. Florida’s dog bite law (Florida Statutes § 767.04) allows us to hold pet owners strictly liable for dogs’ bad behavior regardless of their history.
To this end, we must show that the dog belonged to or was under the control of the at-fault party and that it caused your injuries. To do this, we will collect and analyze evidence that often includes:
- Official incident reports filed by a police officer, sheriff’s deputy, or animal control officer
- Video of the incident
- Eyewitness interviews
- Photographs from the scene
- Relevant medical records
- Expert testimony
- Documentation of expenses and losses
One of the most common defenses dog owners use in these cases is that the victim acted negligently or provoked the dog. We can often uncover compelling evidence in our investigation to counter this allegation and show the dog acted without provocation.
Our Dog Bite Lawyers in Boynton Beach Handle Insurance Claims and Lawsuits
If you or a loved one suffered dog bite injuries in Boynton Beach, you can trust a Florida personal injury lawyer from Ged Lawyers to manage your case. We will prepare and file insurance claims, negotiate with the insurance carrier, and file a lawsuit if necessary. Our law firm aggressively pursues fair compensation for our clients and will not back down until the insurance company makes a fair settlement offer.
Florida recently changed the statute of limitations for personal injuries. While victims previously had up to four years to sue the dog’s owner in a bite case, they now only have two years, based on the 2023 passage of HB 837 / SB236. Meeting the applicable deadline is vital to your case, so we must know about your injuries in time to prepare and file a lawsuit as soon as possible.
Hiring a Boynton Beach dog bite lawyer from our team soon after your injuries occur has numerous other advantages, including preserving evidence, building a stronger case, and protecting your rights from any tactics the insurance company might use to reduce the amount of money you receive.
Discuss Your Boynton Beach Dog Bite Case With Our Team Today for Free
Ged Lawyers provides free consultations for dog bite victims in Boynton Beach. We will answer questions, address concerns, and discuss your legal options based on what you tell us about the bite incident and your injuries. Our legal team is here to help you understand your case and explain how we can help.
Contact us today to get started with no upfront fees.