Sarasota Dog Bite Lawyer
Florida law allows you to pursue compensation from a dog’s owner if you suffer injuries in a dog bite incident. The team from Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers can evaluate your case for free and take legal action to hold the owner liable for your damages. Let a Sarasota dog bite lawyer take on your case while you focus on getting better.
One of our partners handles every case we take on directly. We can get started today by offering a case review at no cost to you. Just call us at 941-315-4404.
Let Us Review Your Sarasota Dog Bite Case for Free
At Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers, our injury lawyers understand how Florida dog bite law works and how it applies in your unique case. We also know how serious canine attacks can be, no matter the size of the animal involved. Some possible injuries include:
- Puncture wounds
- Torn soft tissues
- Tendon, ligament, and muscle damage
- Permanent scarring
- Amputation of fingers, hands, ears, and other body parts
- Facial injuries
- Broken bones
- Wound infections
- Systemic infections
In many cases, those who suffer significant dog bite injuries may have ongoing or future medical care costs. Some people need time to heal before they can have surgery to restore function or reduce the appearance of scarring. We understand how to put a value on this type of expense and will pursue compensation for it in addition to your current medical care costs and other losses.
Call us at 941-315-4404 today to let a Sarasota dog bite lawyer go to work building a case on your behalf.
Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers Can Take Legal Action on Your Behalf
When you trust Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers with your Sarasota dog bite case, you will meet with either attorney Jason Chalik or attorney Debi Chalik, never a firm associate. Our partners handle every case directly. We will review the facts of your case and offer advice and guidance about your legal options.
We will look into exactly what happened and document the facts as they relate to what happened to you and the expenses and losses you endured. We will request the report of the incident from Sarasota County Animal Services, any police report filed, and other documentation, as well as interview any eyewitnesses.
We will take all available evidence to build a strong case and pursue compensation in your case. Getting compensation in your case may be possible through:
- Working out a fair settlement with the owner’s homeowner’s or renter’s insurance providers
- Filing a lawsuit and taking the case to court
We are ready to go to work on your case today. Let our family help your family fight for the payout you deserve. Call us today at 941-315-4404.
Damages Available in a Sarasota Dog Bite Case
If we can negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance company or the judge sides with us and we win a verdict and award in court, you will recover money for the expenses and losses you suffered. Damages that may apply in your case include:
- The ambulance to the hospital
- Medical treatment in an emergency department, urgent care, or doctor’s office
- Prescription drugs
- Ongoing care costs
- Future care costs including plastic surgery to reduce scarring
- Other expenses related to your medical care
- Lost wages and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Repair or replacement of damaged property
- Other related out-of-pocket costs
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
If dog bite injuries caused your loved one to pass away, whether from the bite itself or a resulting infection, you may be eligible to pursue additional damages through a wrongful death action. Our team handles wrongful death cases regularly and can help you understand your rights. We can review your case today. Dial 941-315-4404 to get started.
Florida Sets a Deadline on How Long We Have to File a Lawsuit
In Florida, we have a strict deadline on how long we have to take legal action against a dog owner following a bite or attack. If we do not meet the deadline set by the state’s statute of limitations, the court will probably bar us from filing a lawsuit related to this incident in the future.
There may be extra time if the victim was a minor, but this is likely the only exception. We need to ensure we meet the deadline to preserve your right to take legal action in your case.
Often, we can reach an out-of-court settlement agreement with the insurance company and avoid time-consuming litigation in this type of case. However, some cases will require us to go to court and force us to rely on a judge to determine if we can recover the payout you need. We must do so before time runs out.
Talk to a Dog Bite Lawyer in Sarasota About Your Case
If you or a member of your immediate family — all too often a child or beloved senior — suffers injuries in a Sarasota, Florida dog bite incident, you may want to discuss your legal options for recovering compensation with an attorney familiar with the state’s dog bite laws. At Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers, our partners can take on your case and fight for the payout you deserve.
We will pursue compensation on your behalf, fighting for the money you need to pay for your medical care, time away from work, pain and suffering, and other losses. Even relatively minor bites can cost thousands of dollars and keep you out of work while you heal.
More serious injuries could require plastic surgery or other ongoing or future medical care. We may be able to help you get the money to pay for it.
Call our team today at 941-315-4404 for your free case review with a Sarasota dog bite lawyer.