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Dog Bites are common and a serious problem for victims. If you've suffered a dog bite, you need a strong North Miami dog attack attorney. Call us today at 305-931-6666.
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Dogs may make fantastic pets and companions, but they can also inflict devastating injuries when they decide to attack. There may be numerous reasons why a dog bites at a particular moment but, no matter why you were bitten by someone else’s dog, you could be entitled to recover monetary damages.

According to Florida Law, which is applicable in North Miami and surrounding areas:

The owner of any dog that bites any person while such person is on or in a public place, or lawfully on or in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, is liable for damages suffered by persons bitten, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owners’ knowledge of such viciousness.

This excerpt from Statute 176.04 means that the dog owner is responsible for the injuries and damages inflicted by their pet, even when the dog has previously displayed no signs of being prone to attack. As such, dog owners in North Miami have a legal obligation to keep their dogs on a leash while in public, and securely contained within their property when at home.

However, North Miami residents may be considered partially responsible for the attack if they have acted in a manner which could be perceived as provocative by the dog. According to the same statute:

“… any negligence on the part of the person bitten that is a proximate cause of the biting incident reduces the liability of the owner of the dog by the percentage that the bitten person’s negligence contributed to the biting incident.”

When you, or a loved one, have been injured in a dog bite attack, you need the outstanding legal knowledge and experience of Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, P.A North Miami dog attack attorney.

Strict
Liability And
North Miami Dog Attacks

Under Florida law, a dog owner is strictly liable for any injuries or damage inflicted by their pet. As mentioned earlier, this means that the owner can be sued for damages, even when the dog showed no tendency towards aggression in the past. However, should an owner keep a dog securely enclosed within their property, and display a sign warning others that there was a dog on the premises who may attack if provoked, the owner’s liability in the case of an attack can be reduced. This does not apply when the dog has attacked a child aged under 6.

What
Should I Do After
A North Miami Dog Attack?

The North Miami dog attack attorneys at Neufeld, Kleinberg and Pinkiert, P.A are well-versed in the complexities of Florida personal injury law and, as such, can successfully represent you regardless of the circumstances of the dog attack in which you were injured. That said, there are some steps you can take to assist us in recovering the monetary damages you deserve. If you are attacked by a dog in North Miami, our attorneys recommend that you:

  • Report the North Miami dog attack to the police immediately
  • Take photographs of the dog that attacked you
  • Take photographs of your injuries
  • Obtain names, addresses and telephone numbers of any witnesses
  • Seek immediately medical attention
  • Do not give a statement to anyone other than the police, or your North Miami dog attack attorney

To secure the expert legal representation of an outstanding North Miami dog attack attorney, schedule your initial consultation by calling us today on 305-931-6666.

When you instruct a Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, P.A North Miami dog attack attorney to handle your case, you will not pay us until we recover the compensation you are entitled to.