Strict liability, animal bites and seeking compensation

Recently, we discussed how animal bites can be very serious. If you remember, we discussed how determining who to name as the defendant in an animal bite case is one of the steps of filing a claim for compensation through the court system. That, however, is only one small part of the process.

Besides determining who to name as a defendant, you will also have to show how the animal attack has affected you. We can help you show your physical injuries, as well as your psychological injuries. We can help you to evaluate your injuries and work toward a plan to present those injuries in court.

When you are attacked by an animal, even if that animal is a family’s pet, the trauma can be serious. You might suffer from a long-lasting fear of that animal. You might suffer from infections, disfigurement and nerve damage. We know that all of those effects can come together to dramatically alter your life.

If you opt to seek compensation for an animal attack, we can help you every step of the way. We have an on-staff critical care nurse who can help you to get the care you need. We use a variety of exhibits in the courtroom, including life-size anatomical models, that can help to show your side of what happened before, during and after the attack.

Being attacked by a dog or any animal is a horrible experience. Florida uses a strict liability standard for these cases, which means that you won’t have to show that the animal’s owner was negligent. While that might take some of the stress off of you, it is still important to have strong representation throughout the process.