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Miami Beach Dog Bites

If you have been attacked by a dog or other animal, you may not be sure whether you want to pursue a personal injury claim in Miami Beach or your community. If you have suffered a workplace injury, you may assume that workers compensation in Miami Beach will pay for your injuries. Otherwise, you may assume that you have no legal options.

This is not always the case. If the animal attack or dog bite occurred in public or somewhere where you were legally, you may have a legal claim and you may be able to pursue compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost income, and other expenses. To learn more about personal injury laws that could affect your case and to learn whether you might have a claim, contact the Flaxman Law Group for a free case evaluation. The Flaxman Law Group has already recovered compensation for thousands of injury plaintiffs across South Florida

Injuries from Dog Bites in Miami Beach and Florida Can be Catastrophic

It can be terrifying to sustain bites in an animal or dog attack. These types of injuries can lead to severe injuries and complications, including:

  • Risk of rabies
  • Scarring
  • Head and brain injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Infection
  • Eye injuries
  • Injuries to the arms and legs
  • Nerve damage
  • Fractures

Unfortunately, children are most likely to sustain dog bites and also to have serious injuries from animal attacks. In many cases, children simply have fewer skills to prevent animal attacks and since they are smaller it is easier to animals to attack the face and head area, which can prove fatal. Child injuries in Miami Beach and Florida that are caused by dog bites are unfortunately all too common and the scarring and fear that these animal attacks cause can haunt a child for a lifetime.

Who is Liable in a Dog Bite Case in Miami Beach or Florida?

In most cases, the dog owner is responsible in the event of a dog bite or animal attack. This is especially the case if the dog has a history of aggression and the dog owner is negligent in preventing further injury to others. However, if the victim provokes the dog, the victim may be held partly liable for the injuries. The victim may also not have a case if he or she was trespassing at the time of the animal attack or if the dog was defending their owner or family.

The best way to find out whether you have a personal injury case is to contact a dog bite attorney in Miami Beach or your community. For example, you can always contact the Flaxman Law Group for a free case evaluation if you think you may have a legal claim. The attorneys at the Flaxman Law Group have more than 60 years of combined experience and work closely with expert witnesses, private investigators, and other professionals who can help build a strong case on your behalf. If you would like to know how much your case could be worth, contact the Flaxman Law Group for a free case evaluation.