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Dog Bites

In many situations, if you are bitten by a dog or other animal, you can hold the owner of that animal responsible for your injuries. Given the fact that animal teeth can be very dangerous weapons, one can receive rather substantial and debilitating injuries from such bites. Serious lacerations may develop, leading to the need of in incurring extensive plastic surgeries. Otherwise, one may sustain disfigurement and permanent scarring. From an emotional prospective, this can have a devastating effect especially on children and women. Another possible injury from animal bites can be serious infection, from either germs or rabies of the animal.

Dog Bites lawyer If you have fallen victim to an animal bite, the first thing to do is to clean the wound the best that you can and seek immediate medical attention. After seeking your first medical attention, seek the advice of a knowledgeable attorney who handles these kinds of cases. It is also important to determine the name and address of the animal’s owner. Under Florida law, the owner is held to be strictly liable for the animal’s actions. Thus, typically the only issue is damages, i.e., the extent of your injuries, your out of pocket medical and wage loss expenses, and your future medical outlook. In many situations, the homeowner’s insurance, if any, of the animal’s owner will apply to pay your damages, unless there is an exclusion for such animal bites. Uncovering all possible avenues of insurance to help pay your damages is one of the initial responsibilities of your lawyer early in the claims process.

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At Joe Horrox Law, our personal injury lawyers are dedicated to our clients. We understand that dealing with the consequences of a personal injury can take a serious emotional and psychological toll. To help you cope with your losses and overcome these immense challenges, our law firm provides:

Free Consultations

You have nothing to lose by scheduling a free consultation with our personal injury attorney. This allows you to see if you have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit and if our team is a good fit for your needs.

Access to a Network of Medical Professionals

Our firm knows how insurance companies operate and is prepared to leverage this insight to advocate for the recovery that you deserve.

Bundled Services

Even a single accident can require filing for multiple separate claims for property damage, bills, and loss of wages. We will handle all of your property damage claims, medical bills, and wage loss claims together.

Consultations at Your Convenience

We understand that it can be difficult to find time during normal business hours to reach out, especially if you are still recovering from an injury. Consultations can be scheduled whenever it is convenient for the client, including weekends and evenings. We are also happy to meet with you at your home or hospital room if you cannot come to the office.