Boca Raton Animal Bite And Injury Lawyers
Animals have become a major part of the lives of many Americans and that is no less true in Florida.
Over a third of Americans own one or more dogs. Unfortunately, some dog owners do not take the responsibility of ownership seriously enough.
Animal Attacks Causing Injuries
Dog bites and animal attacks in the U.S. are the cause of countless injuries to adults and children. Since a young child may not know better, children are most often victims of dog bites and similar animal attacks.
At Shiner Law Group, our dedicated animal injury attorneys have helped clients involving negligent dog or other animal owners.
Types Of Injuries Due To Animal Bites Or Attacks
Getting bitten by an animal can pose many injuries. As a result, a dog bite or animal attack can result in permanent scaring or disfigurement. Also, animal attacks can provoke emotional distress.
Additional injuries may include open fractures, infections, and nerve laceration, some may require extensive surgery.
What To Do After An Animal Attack
Seek Medical Attention
First, seek medical attention immediately. Because dog and animal bites may become infected, treatment from a medical professional should happen quickly.
If the injuries are severe, call 911 or go to an emergency room as quickly as you can.
Get Identity Of The Animal
Describe the animal that attacked you. In addition, locate the owner of the animal and the whereabouts of the animal.
The owner of the animal is responsible for the animal attack. Hence, their home insurance typically assists in paying for your injuries.
Report The Attack To Authorities
Report your animal attack. Submit a report to the local animal control agency or police department.
Give as much detail about the animal you can. Include the owner’s information if available.
And if the animal was a stray, describe a detailed account of the incident including location.
Take photos of everything you can. As soon as you are capable, take pictures of your injuries. Also, take photos of clothing and any other possible connections with the attack.
An image of the dog would be hugely beneficial. Especially relevant, pictures of the location where the attack occurred would be helpful.
Animal Attack Or Bite Responsibility
Animal owners are responsible for their animal’s actions. Therefore owner’s are held liable for an injury caused by their animal on public property and even on private property in certain circumstances.
Florida law provides that any person bitten by an animal while lawfully on public or private property may seek damages from the animal’s owner.
Prior attacks of particular animal or dogs is no longer required to prove an owner is liable.
Seek Out An Animal Attack Lawyer
After an animal attack, find an experienced animal bite and attack lawyer. A lawyer can help seek compensation for your treatments, medical bills, and lost wages.
The chances of a successful recovery increase when you hire an attack lawyer. An experienced attorney will know how to investigate and represent you effectively.
The quick actions by an animal bite and attack lawyer will help to secure evidence. An attorney will find all witnesses and those responsible.
Don’t Speak With The Insurance Company
An insurance company wants any reason to pay you the least amount as possible. Do not give them any information or sign any documentation.
Let an attorney communicate with the insurance company on your behalf, because the insurance company wants to minimize your damages and their payout.
Damages include scars from surgery, treatments and other expenses. Consequently, all of these damages increase the value of your injury claim.
It is vital to contact an animal attack lawyer as soon as possible after the attack. Furthermore, our injury lawyers will seek every dollar entitled to you.
Seek An Injury Lawyer To Help
If you have been bitten by a dog or other animal, an attorney at the Shiner Law Groupmay be able to get you compensation. In addition these damages could be your doctor bills, pain, suffering, and loss of wages due to an animal owner’s negligence.
Call us now to ask one of our attorneys any questions you or a loved one may have.
Our experienced animal attack attorneys have the skills and experience to assist you with your animal bite or attack case. Because we want to help you seek justice for your injuries. Call us today at (561) 777-7700or fill our our 100% freeonline case evaluationrequest.