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Victims of dog bite injuries shouldn’t have to pay the costs

On behalf of Terence Gross of Gross & Schuster, P.A. posted in Animal Bites on Friday, September 12, 2014.

When dog owners don’t properly restrain, train, and socialize a dog, situations that don’t seem bad can turn into tragedies quickly. Even if you are just going about your normal business, a dog can misinterpret your actions and decide that you are a threat. That is where proper restraint and training comes in. A dog that is restrained properly on its property or by its owner can be kept under control.

When the unthinkable happens and you or your child is bitten by a dog, medical attention is probably necessary. But, why should you have to cover the cost of the medical care necessary because of the dog bite? The answer is that you shouldn’t have to bear the financial burden. You can choose to seek compensation from the dog’s owner to help cover those medical bills and other related expenses.

One thing that many people don’t think about when it comes to dog bite injuries is the possible long-lasting effects of the incident. Our team understands that more than just physical injuries can occur because of a dog bite incident. Post-traumatic stress disorder is certainly possible. PTSD can require considerable care long after the infections, puncture wounds and other physical injuries heal.

It is important to understand Florida dog bite laws when you need to seek compensation for these injuries. Knowing these laws can help to make the process of proving fault and establishing your claims a little easier. Learning how to interpret these complex laws can take time away from your recovery. Our team can handle those legal aspects so that you can focus on healing.

Source: Gross & Schuster PA, Dog Bite Injuries Sep. 07, 2014

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