West Palm Beach Dog Bite Attorney
Dog bites are terrifying, but far from uncommon. More than 850,000 victims seek medical attention, and 350,000 require emergency care. The CDC estimates that there over 4.5 million people are bitten each year. If you have suffered an injury, a dog bite attorney in West Palm Beach can help you pursue compensation and protect your rights. See if you have a case and get started with our free online dog bite injury case evaluation.
Consult an Expert West Palm Beach Dog Bite Lawyer
The LaBovick Law Group has over two decades of experience in personal injury law, including dog bites. We understand how traumatizing – both physically and mentally – these incidents are. We will work with you to review the facts of your situation and develop a strong case against the at-fault owner.
Florida law is particularly stringent when it comes to dog bites: owners are liable if their dogs bite someone, regardless of whether the dog has shown tendencies towards violence in the past. The only limiting factor in terms of owner liability is if the individual provoked the dog. This is different than many other states, where dogs and owners essentially receive a “get out of jail free” card for the first bite. Once that vicious tendency is established, owners can be held liable. Florida negates this step.
Coping with Dog Bite Injuries
If you have been bitten, a local dog bite attorney can help you obtain appropriate compensation to cover associated costs. Typical injuries include:
- Puncture wounds.
- Facial scarring.
- Nerve damage.
- Damage to tendons and bones.
- Transmission of disease (e.g. rabies) and bacteria (tetanus).
In some cases, a severe mauling can result in fatalities. This has prompted Miami-Dade to ban certain breeds believed to show a propensity for vicious attacks. But it is important to consider that any dog can pose a danger. If you have been bitten, seek medical attention. And then call a qualifed dog bite lawyer.
LaBovick Law Group has handled numerous dog bite cases, and we leverage our experience and expertise to help you realize a favorable outcome. Try our free online dog bite injury legal case evaluation to see if you have a case.