West Palm Beach Dog Bite Lawyer
Severe Injury and Wrongful Death in Dog Bite Cases
A vicious dog is a danger to the community. A vicious biting dog that is allowed to roam and subsequently attacks an innocent person indicates negligence on the part of the owner. At our firm, the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A., we represent the injured in cases of serious injury, including dog attacks. We have exceptional qualifications, and we have recovered millions in settlements and verdicts. We take on cases of permanent injury, disfigurement, and wrongful death. Our goal is justice for the injured and their families. Our firm will pursue the maximum possible in each and every case.
As Florida is a strict liability state, in dog bite cases, the dog’s owner will be held liable if the animal injures another person. There are some variations to this rule, such as in cases of trespassing, or when the animal can be proven to have been heavily provoked in some way, or when there were warning signs and the dog was not roaming freely. There are specific factors that must be established to have a successful claim or lawsuit filed against the owner. These include:
- The defendant owned or was responsible for the dog;
- The dog attacked and injured the plaintiff;
- The victim’s injuries were the result of the attack.
Representing Child & Adult Victims in Florida
As children are very likely to have serious or life-threatening injuries after a vicious dog attack, many serious dog bite injury cases involve young children. The lower height of a child allows the dog to attack the head, neck and throat of the child, often leading to permanent disfigurement, and the need for a number of operations to try to resolve the appearance of the scars. As dogs rip and tear flesh, the injuries can be deep, and include muscle and tendon damage. Sadly, there are many cases in which young children die as a result of dog bites, and adults have also lost their lives through no fault of their own. Our firm is fully committed to pursuing the maximum possible.
Call our West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer to learn more.