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Assertive Florida Lawyer Pursues Compensation for Dog Bite Injuries

Palm Harbor firm litigates cases against liable pet owners

Dog bites often cause severe harm, leading more than 800,000 Americans to seek medical attention every year. Many of these victims require emergency-room treatment, and about half of the people hurt are children. At the Law Office of Paul B. Genet, P.A. in Palm Harbor, we give these cases the serious attention they deserve, taking aggressive action against pet owners who bear legal responsibility for their animals. Many people do not realize that Florida law allows dog bite victims to obtain legal relief even if the dog didn’t previously show signs of dangerous behavior. If you or someone in your family has been injured in an animal attack, we’ll move forcefully to obtain payment for medical costs, time missed from work, and the pain and suffering inflicted by the pet.

Florida attorney obtains relief for the harm inflicted by animals

Being attacked by a dog can change your life. With 30 years of experience, Florida personal injury  lawyer Paul Genet understands how to assess a potential claim and help victims pursue reimbursement for present and future harm. In a free initial consultation, we help people who’ve been bitten understand their legal rights in actions arising from all types of injuries, including:

  • Broken bones and fractures — Even smaller breeds can clamp their teeth on a person with frightening force, fracturing or breaking bones. Our firm uses medical experts when necessary to demonstrate the full extent of the injury.
  • Lacerations and infections — A dog bite that breaks the skin results in not only a laceration, but also possible scarring and infection. Before making a settlement with the owner, their attorney or insurer, it’s best to obtain the perspective a qualified adviser.
  • Muscle and nerve damage — If you’ve suffered a crush injury, muscle or nerve damage, we’ll work tirelessly to secure payment for medical and rehabilitation costs.
  • Emotional distress — Dogs are a part of everyday life, and some people have to deal with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well as other physical and emotional symptoms after being bitten. We don’t overlook this aspect of an animal attack when seeking justice for our clients.

Whether a dog is large or small, no bite should be overlooked, because there’s usually just one chance for legal relief. No matter what the facts are in your case, our goal is to obtain the compensation you deserve and hold the liable pet owner accountable.

Contact a proven Florida attorney for a free consultation regarding a dog bite injury

The Law Office of Paul B. Genet, P.A. advocates for Floridians who have been hurt by dog bites and other animal attacks. Please call 727-538-8865 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Our office is located in Palm Harbor.

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    775 County Road 1
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    Phone: 727-538-8865