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Miami Gardens Dog Bites

Have you seen dog owners disobeying leash bylaws or abusing their animals? Unfortunately, this type of reckless behavior can and does lead to dog bites and animal attacks in Miami Gardens and across Florida. Whether dogs are trained to be aggressive or bite for another reason, dog owners can be held liable if their pets injure someone.

If you have sustained scars, fractures, brain injuries in Miami Gardens, or other injuries in an animal attack, get legal advice today by contacting the Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation. You may be eligible for compensation that can help pay for your medical costs, lost wages, and other damages.

Types of Dog Bite Claims in Miami Gardens and Florida

Section 767.04 of the Florida Code allows people who have been injured by a dog bite or animal attack to seek compensation. In addition, there are a number of legal claims that can occur after dog bite:

Negligence. The dog owner can be held negligent if it can be shown that the dog owner failed to act reasonably to prevent the animal attack. For example, if the dog owner ignored signs that the dog was aggressive or allowed the dog to wander freely by failing to secure their property, this may be a sign of negligence.

Negligence per se. An injured victim can seek compensation if a dog owner failed to obey an ordinance or statute designed to keep people safe. For example, if a dog owner failed to obey a leash bylaw, this can be the basis of the claim.

Intentional Tort. In some cases, a plaintiff may seek compensation by claiming that the owner compelled the dog to attack or intended the dog to attack. In many cases, this type of claim can also lead to criminal and civil charges. This type of claim can occur if a dog owner sets a dog on an intruder. However, this type of claim requires a good personal injury attorney in Miami Gardens or your community as the owner may deny the claim or may allege that the owner was defending the property from a trespasser.

Scienter. If a dog has a history of fighting or aggressive behavior, people other than the owner of the dog can be held liable for some damages if they are aware of the dog's aggressive history and do not take steps to keep others safe from bites.

Determining what type of claim you may have depends on the specifics of your case. It is important to consult with a personal injury attorney in Miami Gardens or your community in order to get answers. If you have sustained injuries in an animal attack, consult with the personal injury attorneys at the Flaxman Law Group.

A personal injury attorney from the Flaxman Law Group can review the details of your case and can help you understand what your legal options are. If you are entitled to compensation, one of our attorney scan fight on your behalf to ensure that you get fair compensation so that you can have the best medical care possible.