What can I Recover from a Dog Bite Claim?

The recovery available to a victim of a dog bite or dog attack depends largely on whether or not the dog owner has in effect a policy of homeowners insurance at the time of the incident.  Obviously, the more severe the injuries, the more compensation you may be entitled to.  Before getting that far though, insurance coverage must be verified because without it, it is not likely that the dog’s owner will have assets adequate enough to properly compensate you for your injuries.

In determining whether coverage is available and pursuing a claim is a viable option, care must be taken to properly review the homeowner’s insurance policy.  Many policies exclude dog bite incidents from coverage all together, while some exclude coverage for incidents involving certain breeds of dogs that are statistically more likely to be involved in or the cause of a dog bite or attack.

After answering the initial coverage question, the damages available for recovery will be determined by the nature of your injury.  Scarring in prominent or visible areas can lead to large recoveries, particularly if there is a need for any reconstructive surgeries.  Additionally, it is possible to recover for the psychological trauma sure to be caused by the incident and any associated treatment you may receive.


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For over 40 Years, Rue & Ziffra Law Offices and Attorneys have provided legal expertise and results for those who have been affected by a Dog Bite Injury in Bunnell, Daytona Beach, DeBary, DeLand, Deltona, Edgewater, Flagler Beach, New Smyrna, Orlando, Ormond Beach, Palm Coast, Port Orange and Sanford.