A dog bite injury in Clearwater can have a dramatic impact on your life. You may suffer from painful bodily injuries, expensive medical costs, and immense emotional distress as a victim. Bailey & Glasser, LLP is dedicated to helping dog bite injury victims and their families seek the financial compensation they deserve after devastating attacks. Discuss your potential case with one of our attorneys today by calling (727) 894-6745 for a free consultation.
Why Choose Us?
- We have an in-depth understanding of how Florida’s dog bite injury laws work.
- We are aggressive litigators who can go to trial on your behalf, if necessary.
- Our attorneys have collectively handled over 3,000 personal injury cases.
- We have acquired more than $2 billion in settlements and verdicts for past clients.
- Our dog bite injury lawyers operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you won’t pay us unless we win.
Common Injuries Suffered by Dog Bite Victims
At Bailey & Glasser, LLP, we have years of experience representing clients with a wide variety of serious and life-changing injuries from dog attacks. We know how physically damaging a vicious dog can be. We can help you and your family determine the best course of action after suffering any type of injury.
Common injuries from dog attacks include:
- Cuts, scratches, and deep lacerations
- Puncture wounds
- Eye and face injuries
- Head and scalp injuries
- Permanent nerve damage
- Crush injuries and broken bones
- Hand and finger injuries
- Degloving (removal of skin)
- Internal injuries
- Disfiguring scars
- Diseases, including rabies
- Emotional trauma
- Wrongful death
If a dog inflicted any type of injury against you or a loved one, you may be entitled to financial compensation from the pet owner. While you may be able to handle a minor injury claim on your own, it is in your best interest to contact an attorney after a severe, catastrophic, or fatal dog attack in Clearwater.
Who Pays for a Dog Bite Injury in Florida?
Florida’s dog bite injury law (Florida Statutes Section 767.04) states that a dog owner can be held strictly liable, meaning legally and financially responsible, for any damages caused by his or her dog “regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner’s knowledge of such viciousness.” This is known as a strict liability dog bite law. It allows an injured victim to recover financial compensation from a pet owner without requiring proof of the owner’s negligence, in most cases.
If you or your attorney successfully bring an injury claim against the owner of the dog that bit you, you may receive financial compensation for several losses. Although no amount of money can make up for a devastating dog attack, a fair settlement or judgment award could make it easier to move forward.
You may qualify for the following types of damages:
- Medical expenses (current and future)
- Long-term disability
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Property damage repairs
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress or mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment or quality of life
- Wrongful death damages, if applicable
Pets are viewed as property in the eyes of Florida law, meaning a property insurance company is often responsible for paying for injuries caused by its policyholder’s dog. You may also be able to hold the pet owner, a property owner, or a landlord personally liable. Our lawyers can discuss your potential sources of financial compensation in detail during a free case review.
Contact a Clearwater Dog Bite Injury Attorney Today
When a dog attacks, the injuries, and consequences can be extreme for the victim. The best way to protect your rights and seek the financial compensation that you deserve for a dog bite injury is with help from an experienced personal injury lawyer. Bailey & Glasser, LLP is a trusted source of legal representation in Clearwater and throughout Florida. Find out how we can help you during a free case consultation. Call (727) 894-6745 or contact us online today.
In addition to specializing in dog bite cases, our team at Bailey & Glasser, LLP, also has extensive experience and expertise in handling a variety of other legal services. This includes offering dedicated legal support and representation for those affected by car accidents, dealing with the often complex and emotionally charged cases surrounding birth injuries, and helping victims of medical malpractice seek justice. Our attorneys are equipped to support you in these challenging circumstances and work tirelessly to ensure your rights are protected and upheld.