It does not matter what the circumstances are in the eyes of the law the pet owner is considered to be liable for their dog’s actions. Victims of dog bites and attacks can claim compensation for all of their expenses and suffering. The list includes their medical costs, surgery costs, treatments, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
The way you respond when bitten by a dog or another animal can have a significant impact on the outcome of any claim. As well as how well you recover from your injuries. It is important to document the attack. The sooner you do it the better your memory will be and the more evidence you will be able to gather. This is important because the more evidence you provide your attorney with the stronger your compensation claim will be.
Animal owners in Florida are responsible for protecting others from any harm that their pets can cause. The initial stage of your legal claim is to establish ownership of the animal involved in the attack. In the majority of these cases, once this has been accomplished, you can hold the owner liable for any injuries sustained.
Soft tissue injuries are a common occurrence among the victims of car accidents, bicycle crash, slip and fall, or even dog bite accidents. These injuries are severe in nature, and some of them could result in lifelong pain and suffering. Many people can’t even recover fully, and their lives never are the same. Many of these people can’t carry out their daily activities and lead a normal life. It is strongly recommended that you do not take any action until you have had the opportunity to consult directly with an experienced dog bite injury attorney. Contact Diamond and Diamond today!
One of the most difficult problems to cope with after an accident is chronic pain. Those individuals who experience intense and lasting pain after a slip and fall accident may struggle after they have been diagnosed with reflex sympathetic dystrophy or chronic regional pain syndrome. Chronic pain can make it challenging or impossible for an individual to ever recover from work or live life normally again. You don't have to suffer alone. Contact Diamond and Diamond to talk to a slip and fall accident attorney!
If you are injured by a dog bite and want to file a claim on the owner, it is strongly recommended that you do not take any action until you have had the opportunity to consult directly with an experienced dog bite injury attorney.
Some of the most common causes of slip and fall injuries have to do with poorly maintained property, but can also result when an unleashed dog chases you. When a property owner or a dog owner is responsible for the conditions that cause injuries to others, you could be eligible to pursue a Miami slip and fall or dog bite injury lawsuit. If you think you have grounds for an injury claim, scheduling a call with our Miami slip and fall injury attorneys today can put you on the path to recovery.
We can handle most types of dog bite cases. This includes attacks on adults and children, cases dealing with aggressive dog breeds, cases handling accidental bites by non-aggressive dogs, cases involving aggression between two dogs, and a variety of other circumstances.
Usually, dog owners are legally responsible for bites and other injuries caused by their animals. But someone else may also be liable. In certain situations, including when a person other than the owner had care or control over the dog. If you are bitten by a dog and cannot locate its owner, you can always contact the police or alert animal control to assist you find the owner.
Filing a dog bite liability claim against the owner is the same as for personal injury claims. Begin by taking action and gathering evidence to support your claim. Take photographs and videos of the bite marks, the dog, and the area immediately around the dog. Take pictures of the injuries as soon as possible after the attack. You can also talk to people who witnessed the attack and ask them to write down what they saw. Throughout your medical treatment and recovery period, continue putting together evidence so that you or your attorney can build a strong and successful dog bite liability claim. Lastly, make sure to get the dog owner’s name, address, contact information, and the name of their insurance company.
All dog owners automatically have a duty of care to prevent their dogs from harming other dogs. If an owner does something to violate that duty of care, such as not keeping their dog on a leash while in public, then the owner becomes financially responsible for any harm caused by their dog. You will owe for the injured dog’s veterinary care, surgical costs, and related expenses.
Most personal injury attorneys should be able to handle a dog bite injury case, and you typically don’t need to worry about finding an attorney who specializes in “dog bite defense” cases as opposed to one who handles work on the plaintiff’s side.
A dog bite injury claim is considered a personal injury lawsuit, and is therefore subject to the state’s two-year statute of limitations. This means that dog bite victims have two years from the date of the injury to file a civil lawsuit. Under Miami’s dog bite law, if a dog bite injury victim’s own negligence is partly the cause of the dog bite, the amount of damages a liable owner must pay will be reduced by a percentage equal to the percentage of blame assigned to the injured person.
Florida is a “strict liability” state and, therefore, the owner is liable if a dog bites someone.
In Florida, it’s not about the number of times the dog bit someone. Rather, if the injuries from the dog bite are severe, then the dog can be put down.
To see whether your pet insurance covers dog bites, it’s important to read the insurance policy. If you discover that it doesn’t, change the policy.
If you are injured by a dog bite, you can hold the owner or the insurance company liable for any injuries sustained. It is strongly recommended that you do not take any action until you have had the opportunity to consult directly with an experienced dog bite injury attorney. Call Diamond and Diamond today!