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Coral Gables Dog Bites

Many Florida residents love their dogs, but under Florida laws these owners are responsible and liable if their dog bites a person who is legally on the dog owner’s property or is in a public place. Florida is a strict liability state. This means that the dog owner can be held liable for a dog bite in certain circumstances regardless of fault or of intent.

If you've been the victim of a dog bite or animal attack in Coral Gables or anywhere in South Florida, you can contact the Flaxman Law Group for a free case review. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be eligible for compensation to help pay for medical costs, lost wages, and other damages.

Dealing with Dog Bite Injuries in Coral Gables and Other Florida Communities

A dog bite or animal attack can be terribly frightening, and can lead to severe injuries. These incidents can and do lead to facial injuries, fractures, scarring and even head injuries in Coral Gables and other cities. Unfortunately, children are the most likely to be seriously affected by dog bites. This is because most children are naturally drawn to dogs and will approach them but may not know how to stay safe around the animals. In addition, dog bites are more likely to affect a child's face and neck area, which is more likely to lead to fatalities, head injuries, and severe or permanent injuries. While an adult can simply leap out of the way of a dog, a child has fewer means of defense.

While many dog owners take care to ensure that their pets are safe around others, unfortunately some dog owners are negligent in providing a safe environment on their property. There are many ways that dog owners can contribute to dog bites and animal attacks:

  • By allowing their dog to be teased
  • By not taking their pet to the vet regularly
  • By neglecting to notice behavioral changes in their pet and acting appropriately
  • By training their dog to be an aggressive guard dog
  • By not restraining their dog or keeping them in a safe area where strangers cannot approach it
  • By not taking their dog to obedience classes
  • By violating leash and other bylaws
  • By abusing the pet

If a dog bites someone who is legally on the dog owner’s property or is in a public place, the pet owner can be held liable for the damages caused. In many cases, the victims can pursue a legal claim or personal injury claim in Coral Springs or their community after such an attack.

If you or your child have been the victim of a dog bite and would like to learn more about your options recovering compensation, please contact the Flaxman Law Group for a free case evaluation. The attorneys at the Flaxman Law Group have more than 60 years of combined experience and have recovered more than $100 million on behalf of thousands of personal injury plaintiffs in South Florida. With offices in Miami, Homestead, and Hollywood, the Flaxman Law Group is proud to serve the entire South Florida area. Contact the law firm today to set up your free, no obligation consultation.