Gainesville Premises Liability Attorneys
Florida dog bite attorney Jeffrey Meldon discusses what you should after getting a dog bite.
If you have been seriously injured in an accident that was not your fault whether it was a dog bite or a slip and fall, you may have many questions going through your mind such as:
- Who is going to pay for my medical bills?
- My lost wages?
- Do I have a case?
Compensation for Victims of Falls and Dog Bites
A serious injury, such as a slip and fall or a dog bite, can be extremely painful and can result in a long recovery. Some accidents are caused by our own carelessness, but when an injury occurs because of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to recover damages. As personal injury lawyers, we will review the evidence to determine if negligence was involved.
Slip and fall cases are difficult to prove under Florida law and need to be investigated immediately. Dog bite cases need to be researched to see if there is any insurance to compensate you. Do not talk to the insurance adjuster until you contact an attorney to see if you have a case. There is no charge for us to evaluate what compensation you may be entitled to. Contact us to request a free consultation for your injury.
Injured victims of Slip and Falls and Bites or other Serious Injuries can be compensated for:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Past and future lost wages
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Any disfigurement or scaring cause by a bite
- Any psychological trauma caused by an attack
Recovering From Fall Injuries & Animal Attacks
In the 40+ years since I began my legal practice in Gainesville, my associates and I have represented enough victims of falls and animal attacks to know that there is nothing “minor” about their injuries. A serious fall or dog bite can damage a limb, face, spine or brain just as easily as a car accident, and the repercussions of these injuries can change a life in drastic and permanent ways. Victims can find themselves unable to return to work or provide for their families. Many of them will face the extreme financial hardship of medical bills, the costs of rehabilitative therapy, disfigurement, or of long term medical care. And the extreme tragedy of all of this is that the vast majority of slip-and-fall cases (which fall under the category of “Premises Liability”) and dog bites could have easily been prevented if there had been proper inspections and maintenance performed, or if someone had taken simple precautions.
Remember, accidents don’t just happen, accidents are caused. If you have or a loved one has been injured in a fall or dog bite contact Meldon Law for a free legal consultation today.