Dog bites can cause serious and even fatal injuries. When this occurs, our Coral Springs personal injury lawyers can help victims and their families fight for justice. We represent dog bite victims and seek fair compensation for them based on their expenses and losses. We may be able to recover money for you based on your medical bills, income losses, pain and suffering, and other costs.
When you hire a Coral Springs dog bite lawyer from Ged Lawyers to handle your case, we will manage your personal injury claim or lawsuit from start to finish. You can focus on treatment and healing physically and emotionally. We provide free initial consultations for dog bite victims. Let’s review your legal options together today.
Our Coral Springs Attorneys Pursue Fair Damages in Dog Bite Cases
When our dog bite attorneys handle a Coral Springs injury case, we aim to get justice for the client. This generally comes in the form of holding the dog’s owner accountable and recovering fair financial compensation for the client.
When a dog attacks and our client or their child is hurt, we know how to document their expenses and losses. This allows us to calculate what a fair settlement might look like and the recoverable damages included. Each case is unique, but some common damages we pursue for clients in dog bite cases include:
- Medical bills, current and future
- Reconstruction, rehabilitation, and therapies
- Psychological counseling, as needed
- Income lost from missed work
- Diminished earning capacity for lasting injuries
- Miscellaneous expenses, such as parking or traveling for treatment
Wrongful Death Based on a Coral Springs Dog Bite Injury
When a victim dies from dog bite injuries or related complications, their family can seek compensation through a wrongful death claim or lawsuit. Our lawyers manage these cases on behalf of our clients.
Under Florida Statutes § 768.21, the plaintiff in wrongful death cases must be the decedent’s personal representative or estate executor. We will help you identify this party and work with them to navigate the claims process.
How Our Attorneys Serve Coral Springs Dog Bite Victims
When a client trusts Ged Lawyers with their injury case, we do not take this trust for granted. We understand how important the outcome of their case is to their family and ongoing care needs. We fight for justice because we know this is what our clients deserve. To this end, you can count on our attorneys to:
- Protect your rights
- Answer your questions
- Keep you updated about your case’s progress
- Manage all communication about the case
- Value your recoverable damages
- Negotiate with the insurance carrier
- Handle all settlement agreement paperwork
- Sue the at-fault party, if appropriate
- Represent you at trial and present relevant evidence, if necessary
Our personal injury team represents clients based on contingency. We do not charge a retainer or other upfront fees. You never need to pay anything for us to start working on your Coral Springs dog bite case. Instead, we only get paid when you do. If we do not win your case, you do not have to pay our personal injury attorneys a dime.
How Our Coral Springs Dog Bite Lawyers Aim to Build a Compelling Case Against the Dog’s Owner
Many states allow dog bite victims to hold the dog’s owner responsible only if the dog has a previous history of similar behavior and the owner is aware of it. However, Florida’s dog bite law (Florida Statutes § 767.04) allows us to hold the owner or handler strictly liable for the canine’s behavior regardless of its history.
This allows us to file an insurance claim based on the homeowner or renter’s insurance policy of the dog owner or another available policy that offers this coverage. Alternatively, we can sue the responsible party directly. Most of these cases settle without going to court. We rarely take these cases to trial. However, we will if it is the best option to recover fair compensation for our client.
Hiring a Florida personal injury lawyer to manage your dog bite case in Coral Springs may be one of the best decisions you could make for your financial future. With our attorneys handling your insurance claim or lawsuit, you do not have to worry about anything except your treatment and healing from your injuries. We will gather evidence to support your dog bite injury claim, such as:
- Reports filed by police, animal control, or other first responders
- Eyewitness statements
- Video of the incident
- Relevant medical records
- Expert testimony
- Paperwork to document your expenses and losses
Let Our Coral Springs Dog Bite Attorneys Go to Work on Your Case Today
We need to learn all we can about your case in the first days and weeks after your injuries occur. We encourage you to start working with our Coral Springs dog bite attorneys as soon as your injuries allow. Waiting too long could jeopardize the strength of your case or even remove your right to seek fair compensation.
Evidence disappears quickly following any type of personal injury accident. Video may last only a week or so, eyewitnesses forget details, and the scene changes dramatically when the lawn is cut or the floors are cleaned. We need to begin investigating your case quickly to preserve evidence.
Florida lawmakers also dramatically reduced the statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits in 2023. When they passed HB 837 / SB236, it cut the time victims have to sue from four years to only two years following their injuries. We must act quickly to ensure we meet this and other applicable deadlines.
Discuss Your Next Steps During a Free Dog Bite Case Consultation
Ged Lawyers provides free case consultations for dog bite victims and their families in Coral Springs and across Broward County. We can answer your questions, explain your options for seeking compensation, and explain how we have helped other clients in similar cases.
Contact us today to speak to a team member about your case for free.