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Miami Lakes Dog Bites

If you or your child have been bitten by a dog in Miami Lakes or anywhere in Florida, it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney right away. Evidence in a dog bite attack is difficult to gather, and the more quickly your consult with a lawyer the more quickly that lawyer can take steps to preserve evidence and documents about the injuries.

These cases tend to be quite complex, since a plaintiff may need to show not only damages but also that they were on a specific property lawfully at the time of the attack. The sooner you contact a personal injury attorney in Miami Lakes or your community, the sooner your lawyer can start taking steps to protect your rights. An immediate investigation is important in ensuring that as much of your rights are preserved as possible. If you think you may have a claim, contact the Flaxman Law Group for a free case evaluation.

Are You Eligible for a Workers Compensation Claim in Miami Lakes or Your Community?

In some cases, dog bites or animal attacks in Miami Lakes and Florida are covered by workers compensation. Many types of employees are requires to enter private property to complete their jobs. For example, deliverymen, utility workers, mail carriers, and others sometimes need access to private homes or properties in order to do their jobs. Under Florida law, they're considered to have an “implied invitation” to enter private property.

A worker of this new type who enters a private property and is bitten by a dog can seek workers compensation benefits in Miami Lakes or their community for an on-the-job injury. In addition to workers compensation, this type of worker can also have a legal claim against the dog owner or property owner.

Even if you are covered by workers compensation after being bitten by a dog, it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney in Miami Lakes or your community. You may have more than one legal option and exploring all avenues ensures that you get the fairest compensation possible in order to pay for your injuries.

The Costs of a Dog Attack in Miami Lakes or Your City May be Higher than You Realize

There are many costs associated with a dog bite injury:

  • Lost wages if you need time off of work in order to heal
  • Physical therapy or rehabilitation if muscles or nerves have been damaged
  • Cosmetic surgery or skin grafts if there is scarring
  • Pain medication
  • Doctors’ visits
  • Medical devices such as crutches

Unless you seek compensation for your injuries, you may end up paying many of these costs yourself, and these costs can quickly add up to thousands of dollars. Even if you are covered by workers compensation, insurance may not cover all these costs. If a dog owner has been negligent in allowing their dog to bite, you may have a legal claim and you may be able to seek compensation for your pain and suffering, lost wages, medical costs.

If you would like more information about your rights following your injury, contact the Flaxman Law Group to arrange for a free consultation. The Flaxman Law Group is proud to serve the entire South Florida community and we are proud that our attorneys have already recovered more than $100 million on behalf of injured plaintiffs to date.