If a dog in Fort Lauderdale bit you, you might be entitled to compensation for your injury.
If you have questions about how to recover your losses, talk to a dog bite lawyer on our team; they can determine whether you have a viable personal injury case.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine helps dog bite victims pursue compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering, and other damages that follow such a traumatic event.
Our attorneys give their full attention to every case. Call our firm today for a free, no-obligation consultation to learn how our dog bite lawyer in Fort Lauderdale, FL, can help you.
For a free legal consultation with a dog bite lawyer serving Fort Lauderdale, call (800) 747-3733
Starting Your Case with a Free Consultation
When you call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we will provide you with a free case review that comes with no obligation. Should we decide to work together, you do not pay us unless we recover compensation in your case.
We know you’re in a tough spot financially, and we don’t want to exacerbate the situation by charging you upfront fees, retainers, or other out-of-pocket expenses. We want you to save your money.
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Who can be liable for Your Dog Bite-Related Damages?
Florida Statutes §764.04 holds dog owners liable for damages to people bitten by their dogs, whether the incident occurred on public or private property.
Proving a Dog Bite Injury Claim
We can help you prove your claim through evidence, such as your medical records, to show the extent of the dog bite and the treatment you needed. The Cleveland Clinic recommends dog bite victims seek medical attention the same day as the incident. Quickly treating dog bite wounds reduces the risk of infection.
We may also obtain a report from a police officer or an animal control officer who responded to the biting incident. Our legal team has the resources to access relevant evidence to build a strong case on your behalf.
Being Blamed for the Dog Bite
Our firm will thoroughly investigate your claim to determine what caused the biting incident.
According to the Damage By Dogs Statute, any negligence on your part may reduce your compensation by the percentage that you contributed to the biting incident. Florida calls this legal rule “comparative fault,” and it can affect your claim.
Let us Help Determine what Your Case is Worth
Your amount of compensation depends on a number of factors, including the severity of your injury. We can work together to estimate your damages, including the financial losses you suffered from your dog bite injury. You may recover compensation for damages such as:
- Hospital bills
- Medical bills
- Prescription medication
- Plastic or reconstructive surgery
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
In the event that your loved one passed away from the dog attack, you can also recover damages on their behalf. Some damages include burial and funeral service expenses, medical bills, pain, and suffering, as well as your loss of inheritance or consortium.
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How to File a Personal Injury Claim
As dog bite lawyers in Fort Lauderdale, FL, we can file a claim on your behalf with the dog owner’s homeowner’s or renter’s insurance company.
Generally, insurance policies cover injuries by pets, up to the policy’s liability limits. But, some dog bite victims hesitate to seek compensation because they know the dog owners and believe that filing a claim would hurt their relationship. Keep in mind that the insurance company pays for most of the costs.
We will also negotiate your claim because we know the tactics insurers use to delay, deny, or reduce claims. But, we do not back down when insurance companies challenge claims. Our goal is to get you the full compensation that you deserve for your dog bite injury.
We can File a Lawsuit if a Claim doesn’t Work Out
If we cannot agree on an amount for your settlement with the insurance company, we can file a lawsuit. Keep in mind that we must take action in accordance with Florida’s statute of limitations. In Florida, they vary with the kind of case you have, like:
- Personal injury claimants have four years to file under Florida Statutes §95.11(3)(a).
- Wrongful death claimants have two years to file under Florida Statutes §95.11(4)(d).
It is crucial that we abide by these deadlines. Otherwise, we lose the chance to seek damages. However, if your child was a victim of the dog attack, the state might give you an extension.
You will have Responsive Legal Care if You Work with Us
Working with our dog bite lawyers comes with its advantages. We go the extra mile for you and:
- Answer all of your questions
- Quickly reply to your emails and phone calls
- Give you your attorney’s number
- Help you make appointments
- Frequently notify you about your case
Our client testimonials speak for themselves. A couple of these reviews include:
- “Prompt and courteous answers to questions. Great communication from everyone involved with your case. Phenomenal case results. A completely and thoroughly enjoyable legal experience from beginning to conclusion of my case. Thank you so much.” – Jos. I.
- “What unbelievable professionalism. If you have to hire an attorney to represent you during a difficult time, there is no other choice than Anidjar and Levine. Everyone I dealt with was great. Special thanks to Jonathan Holtz.” – Charles H.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help You with a Dog Bite Claim
A dog bite not only injures you physically but can affect you emotionally as well. We understand the importance of getting compensation to pay for your past and future expenses during this difficult time.
Call us now.