Dog bites can result in major injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in a dog attack, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. These can include medical and rehabilitative bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Fortunately, there is help available. The dog bite lawyers in North Miami Beach, FL at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine are here to help you by handling the legal processes involved with getting a fair settlement. We know the law, the courts, and the judges, and we go the extra mile for our clients. We offer a free consultation where we will examine the facts and offer advice on how to move forward.
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Dog Owners May Be Held Liable
Florida has specific statutes pertaining to dog bites. Under Florida Statute § 767.04, a dog owner is liable for injuries if:
- The dog bites another person.
- The person is in a public place or lawfully in a private place.
Florida is a “strict liability” state, so owners are liable even if they did not know the dog was vicious and the dog had never bitten anyone before. You do not have to prove the owner was negligent.
However, there are time limits on how long you have to file a lawsuit after you were injured. Your dog bite lawyer in North Miami Beach, FL can help ensure all the necessary paperwork is taken care of within the appropriate deadlines listed under the statute of limitations.
Under some circumstances, you may be able to hold the owner accountable both criminally and civilly through a personal injury claim, including:
- If the owner was negligent and failed to follow regulations to protect and ensure public safety.
- If the case falls under the “one bite rule”—the owner knew the dog had a previous history of attack and can be held responsible for any further attacks.
- If the owner intended for the dog to attack the victim.
If a dog has previously caused injuries and been declared dangerous under Florida law, owners are required to take specific precautions or be held criminally responsible.
Owners of legally designated dangerous dogs must:
- Register the dog.
- Keep it secured in a location with dangerous dog warning signs.
- Keep the dog muzzled and leashed when off the premises.
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How a Dog Bite Lawyer in North Miami Beach, FL Can Help
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, our team of dog bite attorneys can alleviate stress and anxiety by handling all necessary paperwork in a timely manner, collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses, negotiating with insurance companies, and going to court on your behalf.
You pay nothing unless and until we win a settlement or judgment for you.
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