Suffering From a Dog Bite?

When it comes to dog bites, Florida law calls for strict liability. In other words, dog owners and their insurance companies are responsible for injuries caused by their pets. Heller & Heller, P.A., has offices in Coral Springs and Boca Raton and represents victims injured from dog attacks in Florida.

A dog attacked a young girl, biting her on the face. The parents asked our law firm to represent the young girl. We obtained a settlement that paid for four years of college and more, which the parents invested for the girl's future.

Dog bite injury cases can become complex because of insurance issues. Some homeowners' insurance policies provide exclusions for dog bites. Others do not cover bites by certain breeds of dogs. We will take care to review all potential insurance issues and isolate opportunities to get compensation.

Dog Bites Cause Serious Personal Injuries

An attack from a dog of any size can cause serious scarring and nerve damage, requiring plastic surgery. Because dogs usually attack the face and neck, the wounds can be especially difficult to treat. Infections are a danger. In the worst cases, when the dog has not had the proper shots, the victim may need to be treated for possible rabies. Fighting off the dog attack can result in puncture wounds and nerve damage on the hands and arms.

Psychological Injuries From a Dog Attack Can Last for Years

For many dog bite victims, the memory of the attack can disturb dreams, create a long-lasting fear of dogs and result in problems being around dogs or even walking in a park or going on a picnic. Doctors often urge patients to get psychological treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Our personal injury attorneys are committed to getting fair compensation for both psychological and physical injuries.

We Will Protect Your Future

Contact us online or call our lawyer at 954-228-5940 to schedule a free consultation. We charge no fees unless we recover in your case.