Florida Dog Bite Lawyers
Based in Florida, the dog bite lawyers from the personal injury firm of Bernheim & Dolinsky, LLC have seen first-hand the long-term devastation and disfigurement that can result from dog bites. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs every year in the United States, and more than half of the dog bite victims who require medical attention are children. If you or someone you love has been injured by a dog, our Florida dog bite lawyers can help you determine who is responsible for your suffering and pursue substantial financial compensation for your damages.
Liability in Dog Bite Lawsuits
In dog bite lawsuits, the main responsibility of the plaintiff’s lawyer is to prove liability. Florida dog bite laws are based on the premise of strict liability, and state that a dog owner is responsible for any injuries inflicted by his or her dog regardless of fault or intent. A dog owner can also be guilty of negligence if that owner fails to take an ordinary level of care to prevent his or her dog from attacking, such as properly restraining that dog or posting a “Dangerous Dog” sign. If the victim of a dog bite is younger than six years of age, a dog owner may be liable even if proper warning has been posted.
More Information on Florida Dog Bite Lawsuits
In a dog bite lawsuit, our Florida lawyers can help victims and their families pursue just compensation for their physical, financial, and emotional damages, which may include:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Permanent disability
- Lost wages
If you or someone you love has been bitten by a dog in Florida, you need to learn more about your rights. To learn about how you may be eligible for compensation, please contact our Florida dog bite lawyers for a free legal consultation.