Do Not Underestimate The Harm Done By A Dog Bite
A dog bite or any animal attack is no small matter when you may need plastic surgery. You may be at risk of infection, scarring and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well. If the bite broke the skin at all, you should get prompt medical attention. You should also consult with a lawyer to understand your legal rights and those of the dog’s owner or the owner of the property where you encountered the dog.
Are you worried about seeking legal advice because the dog’s owner is a friend or relative? I am attorney George C. Kezemides, a former insurance defense attorney with insights to help you overcome this and other hurdles in your way. I will inform you of your legal rights and then act to protect those rights with your consent.
A Few Basics About Dog Bites In Florida
In our state, dog owners are responsible for damages suffered by someone who has been bitten on public or private property. However, any negligence on the part of the injured person will reduce the damages they are awarded proportionately.
If the injured person is your child under age six, a reduction of damages for any “fault” by your child does not apply. As you prepare to file a claim, you may hear from doctors that your child may need surgery years in the future to mitigate scarring.
Perhaps you are a young person just starting to pursue your personal and professional future. Serious scarring on your face or hands could have psychological and social consequences that should not be ignored.
To address issues that are unique to your case, turn to an accomplished trial attorney. As a former prosecutor, I know how to prepare compelling arguments to present to a claims adjuster, judge or jury.
Get A Free Legal Evaluation Of Your Dog Bite Or Animal Attack Case
If you were bitten or attacked, I hope you have already sought emergency medical treatment and an evaluation of your future medical needs. You also deserve legal advice and advocacy to support your full recovery. Protect your right to optimal compensation with professional help.
Call George C. Kezemides, P.A., at 727-490-9303 or send an email inquiry to schedule a free consultation. If I represent you, I will do so on a contingency fee basis. You will not owe attorney fees until I recover compensation for you.