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South Miami Dog Bites

Dog bites and animal attacks can occur on the job, in parks, in public places, on sidewalks, and on private property. While in many cases, they result in nothing more than a fright and a minor injury, in some cases they can be quite serious injuries. Some dog bite victims in South Miami and Florida experience scarring, soft tissue damage, eye injuries, and fractures. Head injuries in South Miami and other Florida cities also can occur due to animal attacks, especially in cases where the victim is a child.

If you have been injured by a dog mauling or attack, you may not know where to turn to for compensation. After all, if you are in a car accident in South Miami, you know that you can turn to your car insurance provider. But what happens with an animal attack? In some cases, homeowners insurance can cover the costs. In other cases, you may have a personal injury claim in South Miami or your community. To find out more, contact the Flaxman Law Group for a free case review.

How Dog Bylaws Can Affect Your Personal Injury Claim in South Miami and Elsewhere in Florida

Dog bylaws in Florida are rather complex. In general, dog owners are held liable for any damages their dog inflicts if the victim is injured on public property or of the dog bites the victim while the victim is lawfully on private property. In these cases, the dog owner can be held liable even if the owner does not believe that their dog was aggressive.

However, if the victim contributed to the biting accident, the victim may be held partly liable. For example, if the victim was teasing or bothering the dog, the victim may not have a legal claim. In addition, the dog owner will not generally be held liable for dog bites if the dog bites occurred because the dog was protecting its owner. There are additional exceptions as well. If the property owner had visible signs on their property indicating that there was a dangerous job on the premises, for example, the dog owner is not generally held liable for injuries.

Do You Have a Claim?

It can be difficult to tell at a glance from this brief description whether you do have a dog bite claim or not. If you have been injured due to an animal attack in South Miami or anywhere in Florida, it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney. The attorneys at the Flaxman Law Group, for example, have successfully assisted many animal attack and personal injury victims in South Miami and South Florida get compensation for their injuries. They can review your case to determine whether there are any liable parties. If there are, they can help you understand how you can pursue a legal claim and compensation for your pain and suffering, lost wages, medical costs and other expenses related to your injuries. The Flaxman Law Group is a full-service law firm and has all the resources needed to handle every aspect of a personal injury claim. Contact the law firm today to review your options in a free, no obligation case evaluation.