Dog Bite Attorneys Serving Jacksonville Florida
Have you recently been the victim of a dog bite? If so, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, trauma, and other elements of compensation such as pain and suffering, both past and future, as well as damages for permanent scarring or disfigurement. To take advantage of these benefits, contact a Jacksonville dog bite lawyer today.
The Florida Legislature enacted special protections for dog bite victims. Under Florida law, a dog owner is strictly liable for injuries their dog causes. Just because the dog owner is strictly liable does not necessarily mean that the owner will voluntarily pay the compensation you are entitled to. In most cases, the dog owner does not ever pay damages out of their own pocket because they have insurance to protect themselves from these types of losses.
Documentation for your Attorney
If you are the victim of a dog bite, documenting and substantiating your injuries is extremely important. Photographs and maintaining a photo timeline can prove extremely valuable if maintained chronologically throughout the claims or litigation process. As an experienced personal injury and dog bite attorney, Sam Jubran can help you understand how to fully document your damages and recover on your behalf the compensation you deserve.
Lawyer protection for Dog Bite Injuries
Sometimes dog bite injuries are not immediately apparent. Dog bite injuries can be both physical and emotional. These injuries can be superficial and can also cause damage to tissue and muscles below the skin. Many dog bite victims develop phobias and trauma as a result of being the victim of a dog attack. In civil litigation, to establish physical or emotional injuries requires expert testimony and formal procedures for admitting the evidence. A common tactic that civil defense attorneys use to avoid liability for their clients is partially or fully offsetting contributing causes of the attack. Generally, the opposing attorney will argue that the victim ignored a warning, came too close to the dog, or otherwise acted negligently to entice the dog, or could have otherwise prevented the attack. If a dog bite victim is found to have contributed to their own injuries, the amount of compensation they could be entitled to will be reduced.
Contact Your Jacksonville Dog Bite Lawyer Today for a Free Case Consultation
If you or someone you know has been the victim of a recent dog bite, you should seek immediate medical treatment and consult a Jacksonville dog bite lawyer today. If you have any questions, call Sam Jubran at (904) 360-6100.