Dog Bites/Animal Attacks
Fort Myers, Florida, Lawyer for Dog Bite Compensation
Dog bite injuries, along with an alarming number of fatal animal attacks, have received considerable nationwide media attention in recent years. Although much of the focus has been on the pit bull and other dangerous breeds, the reality is that any dog can bite. Dog bite injuries can be disabling and disfiguring, especially when the victim is a child.
Florida is among the majority of U.S. states with strong laws protecting dog bite victims. If you or a family member has recently suffered a serious animal bite injury, please contact us now at the Law Offices of Thomas C. Chase.
Strict Liability Laws Can Work in Victims’ Favor
When it comes to dog bite law, Florida is a “strict liability” state. This means that a dog owner can be held liable for any attack on a person lawfully on his or her property — regardless of whether the dog has bitten before or is known to be dangerous. Other animals kept as pets may be subject to similar laws.
Any adult or child can be seriously injured in an animal attack. When bites occur to the face or are inflicted on small children, scarring and the need for reconstructive surgery often justify a large settlement or verdict at trial. In some cases, dog bite wounds themselves do not tell the whole story as some victims may suffer serious related harm including back, joint and other injuries while attempting to escape or fend off the animal.
Proving Liability and Identifying Insurance Coverage
The qualities that enable Tom Chase to effectively advocate for victims of other personal injuries will strengthen your quest for compensation in a dog bite case. Tom and his staff work diligently and quickly to establish facts, circumstances and liability. His in-depth knowledge of insurance laws and practices enable Tom to find all possible coverage that may enable you to recover substantial compensation.
Call Attorney Tom Chase About Your Southwest Florida Dog Bite Injuries
We treat dog bite victims with care and compassion. After ensuring you have taken all steps important to the victim’s immediate medical needs, we will move aggressively to obtain compensation that will address your needs and help you move forward. Before you discuss any settlement of your case, call 239-645-4293 or contact us by e-mail for a free consultation. In personal injury matters, you pay attorney’s fees only if you successfully recover compensation.