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North Miami Beach Dog Bites

Do You Think You Have a Dog Bite Case in North Miami Beach?

In many cases, it can be difficult to tell whether you have a personal injury case or not. Your best option is to consult with an animal attack attorney in North Miami Beach or your community in order to discuss the specifics of your case. You can contact the Flaxman Law Group today to find out what your options are and in order to get a free, no obligation case review as well as an honest evaluation of your situation.

Who is Liable for the Dog Bite?

In most cases, the dog's owner is the one responsible for damages caused by the dog. However, in some cases other people may be held liable. For example, if a dog is declared a dangerous dog under Florida statutes and must be registered with authorities due to this status and due to a history of dog bites and aggressions, others who know about the history of aggression may be held liable if the dog harms anyone else. In some cases, a landlord may be held liable for damages caused by a dog belonging to a tenant. This can occur if landlord was aware of a dog’s past aggressiveness and did not enforce a no pet policy in a rent or lease contract.

Filing a Claim After an Animal Attack

Dog bite cases in North Miami Beach and Florida are often very complicated for number of reasons:

  • Dog bite laws an animal attack laws have changed in Florida in the past few years
  • Dog bites often involve young children, so it can be harder to ascertain what happened
  • Some dogs have a history of aggression
  • It can be difficult to determine all liable parties
  • The liable parties may claim that the victim was trespassing on the property
  • The liable parties may claim that the dog was defending the owner
  • Liable parties may allege that the victim provoked the dog
  • It can be difficult to find the dog responsible for the attack

Despite these challenges, it is possible to pursue a dog bite case. Depending on the specifics of the situation, victims may pursue a child injury case in North Miami Beach, a premises liability case in North Miami Beach, or another type of claim. If you think you may have a claim, contact a personal injury attorney to review your legal options.

If you have been injured in an animal attack and are looking for a personal injury attorney, contact the Flaxman Law Group today. At the Flaxman Law Group, our team of lawyers has extensive experience handling animal bite cases, car accident claims, as well as all types of personal injury cases. We have helped thousands of personal injury victims recover more than $100 million in compensation and damages. We handle our cases with integrity and passion, pursuing justice on behalf of plaintiffs. Please contact us today if we can be of assistance to you. Our initial consultation is free and comes with no obligation.