An attack by a dog can leave you with devastating injuries. If you or a loved one is attacked by a dog, you can suffer life-long scars, disfigurement, or worse. Physical injuries could be compounded by the mental anguish which can result in a permanent fear of dogs. Fortunately, victims of a dog attack are protected under Florida law, owners of a vicious animal are held strictly liable for the injuries caused by the animal.
The owner of a dog who attacks and injures someone can be held responsible for:
- Lost wages during recovery
- Medical bills associated with the attack
- Pain and suffering
- Scars or disfigurement resulting from the attack
Depending on the severity of the injuries, the owner may also be responsible for mental health care after an attack, and when needed, rehabilitation, medication, and more. Most dog owners are responsible but, when they are not, you can hold them responsible. We can help you do that — even when an owner is aware their dog has attacked someone, they may not willingly pay the associated bills. This is when you need a skilled attorney who has experience holding dog owners accountable for their dog’s actions.
If you, or a loved one suffered an injury due to a dog attack in Palm Beach, Broward, or Dade counties or anyplace in Florida, contact the Law Office of Lydia Charles, LLC for help. We are willing to go above and beyond to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries after a dog attack.