Fort Lauderdale Dog Bites
Unfortunately, in many dog bite and animal attack cases in Fort Lauderdale and Florida, it is eventually revealed that the animal in question has a history of aggression or biting. Even if this is not the case, dog owners are responsible for ensuring that their pets follow leash bylaws and other bylaws and are properly vaccinated. When an animal is not properly taken care of and attacks you or your child, you may have legal options when it comes to seeking compensation.
If you have gone through the fear and upset of being attacked by a dog or animal, contact the Flaxman Law Group legal team to schedule a free, no obligation case evaluation. The Flaxman Law Group legal team has a combined 60 years of legal experience and has dealt with many dog bite and personal injury cases in Fort Lauderdale and across South Florida. Contact the law firm today to find out what the team of attorneys can do for you.Who is Liable in a Dog Bite Case in Fort Lauderdale or Florida?
It is important to consult with a personal injury attorney in Fort Lauderdale or your community after a dog mauling or animal attack because determining liability after a dog attack can be challenging. Depending on the situation, there may be multiple liable parties, including:
1) The dog owner. In Florida, dog owners are generally held liable for any dog bites perpetrated by their pets. However, dog owners may not be held liable if the animal was defending their owner or if a person was trespassing on the property at the time of the attack.
2) The property owner. In some cases, a landlord may be responsible for their tenants’ dogs in a dog bite case if the landlord knew about the animal’s aggressive behavior but failed to put up warning signs or create a “no dogs” clause in the lease or rental agreement.
3) The person responsible for caring for the dog. In Florida, some dogs are declared dangerous dogs because they have attacked and seriously injured other people before. These dogs must be registered with authorities and anyone taking care of these dogs who is aware of their past history must take extra precautions to prevent the animal from attacking again. If a dog sitter or other caregiver knows about dog’s aggressive history but fails to take sensible precautions in preventing another attack, he or she may be held partly liable.
Are you looking for an animal attack attorney in Fort Lauderdale or elsewhere in South Florida? The Flaxman Law Group is proud to serve the entire southern Florida community with offices in Homestead, Hollywood, and Miami. If you are too injured to travel, the attorneys at the Flaxman Law Group are even willing to travel to your home, workplace, or hospital room to meet with you. Your initial consultation with the Flaxman Law Group legal team is free and comes with no obligation, so you risk nothing by speaking with a personal injury attorney about your situation.