If you or a member of your family sustained injuries in a dog bite incident or dog attack in West Palm Beach, you may be eligible to hold the dog’s owner liable for your injuries. The team at Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers will review your case for free and help you understand your options. You will meet with one of our partners directly, and we will handle your case personally—never a firm associate.
We offer no-cost and no-obligation case reviews and handle these cases on a contingency basis. We only get paid if we recover compensation for you. Call us today at 561-899-5020 for your complimentary consultation.
We Understand How Serious Dog Bites Can Be and the Costs of Treating Them
The Florida Department of Health recommends that anyone who has been bitten by a dog receive medical care right away. This is important, because West Palm Beach dog bites can cause lasting impairments and leave victims with extensive scarring.
We understand the types of injuries that can occur in a canine attack and the extensive treatment sometimes necessary to recover from them. We can help you pursue compensation for:
- Puncture wounds
- Torn or ripped soft tissue
- Tendon, ligament, and muscle damage
- Permanent scarring, including to the face and head
- Broken bones
- Wound infections
- Systemic infections
Our West Palm Beach dog bite accident lawyers understand not only how dangerous a dog attack can be but what it takes to get back on your feet. We know many victims must endure ongoing or future medical care and will have expenses related to treatment, plastic surgery, and more. We know how to estimate the cost of this care and pursue compensation for it as a part of your settlement or award.
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Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers Can Help You Hold the Dog’s Owner Liable
When you enlist our help with your West Palm Beach dog bite case, you will meet with one of our partners directly, either attorney Jason Chalik or attorney Debi Chalik. We will sit down with you to discuss the facts of your case and the circumstances surrounding the animal attack.
After we have a general idea of what happened, when, and where, we will dig deeper and collect evidence to prove our case against the dog’s owner. This may require us to:
- Request an incident report from Palm Beach County Public Safety Department Division of Animal Care and Control
- Obtain a copy of a police report filed about the event, if available
- Interview any eyewitnesses
- Survey the scene to have a better understanding of what happened
- Identify any additional evidence
Using the evidence we uncovered, we will build a case for compensation and take action to recover the damages you suffered. This may include our West Palm Beach dog bite lawyers:
- Negotiating a fair settlement agreement with the dog owner’s homeowners or renters insurance providers; or
- Filing a personal injury lawsuit and taking the case in front of a judge
When you trust our team to take on your West Palm Beach dog bite case, you are asking our family to help your family fight for the payout you deserve. Our family is ready to fight for you. Call our West Palm Beach office today at 561-899-5020.
Recoverable Damages in a West Palm Beach Dog Bite Case
When we investigate your dog bite case, we will also collect all available documentation to prove your expenses and losses related to the attack and your injuries. This allows us to calculate a fair settlement value for your case. We can use this total to try to negotiate a just settlement with the insurance company, or we can present our evidence in court and ask the judge to award you a fair payout.
Some common recoverable damages in a dog bite case include:
- Ambulance transportation from the scene
- Medical care, whether you went to an emergency department, doctor’s office, or urgent care clinic
- Prescription drugs, including painkillers and antibiotics
- Ongoing care costs
- Future care costs such as plastic surgery for scarring
- Lost wages and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Repair or replacement of damaged property
- Other related miscellaneous expenses
- Pain and suffering
Some dog bite attacks are serious enough to cause fatal injuries, and infected bites can lead to systemic infections and death. If your loved one passed away because of the injuries they sustained in a West Palm Beach dog bite incident, a wrongful death lawyer can help you pursue additional compensation for funeral and burial costs and other expenses.
Florida Only Gives Us a Limited Time to Take Legal Action
Like other states, Florida has a statute of limitations that puts a time limit on how long we have to take legal action on your behalf in a dog bite case. Because of this limit, we need to get to work on your case as soon as possible. We only have a short time to build a case and hold the dog’s owner liable.
We need to go to work on your case as soon as possible after you suffer injuries. This is the best time to collect evidence and build a strong case. Reach out to our partners in the first weeks or months following your injuries, and we can get started on your case.
Talk to a West Palm Beach Dog Bite Lawyer
At Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers, our partners can help you pursue the compensation you deserve if you, your child, or an elderly family member suffered injuries in a West Palm Beach dog bite incident. Florida law allows us to hold the dog’s owner liable regardless of the dog’s past behavior. Let us build a strong case and fight for a payout on your behalf.
Call 561-899-5020 today for your no-cost case review and initial consultation.