Protecting Your Rights In Animal/Dog Bites
Florida statute defines a domestic animal as “any equine (horse) or bovine animal, goat, sheep, swine, domestic cat, dog, poultry, ostrich, emu, rhea, or other domesticated beast or bird. The term “animal,” as used in this chapter, shall include wild or game animals whenever necessary to effectively control or eradicate dangerous transmissible diseases or pests which threaten the agricultural interests of the state.” If a canine or other animal bites you, please contact our personal injury attorney at Simon Trial Firm. We focus exclusively on premises liability cases such as this and will fight to make sure you receive maximum compensation at trial for your injuries.
Strict Liability In Florida
In most cases, the owner of a dog or any other domestic animal is “strictly liable” for any injuries or property damage caused by their animal. The basis for strict liability is that those who engage in certain kinds of activities do so at their own risk and must pay for any damage that foreseeably results, even if the activity has been carried out in the most careful manner possible. According to our Florida animal and dog bite lawyers most dog bite attacks are caused by either pit bulls, Dobermans or rottweilers. In addition to dog bites, a Florida dog owner can be held responsible if their dog knocks a person over, trips someone, or the dog causes or contributes to a person’s injury.
Medical care is expensive and animal bites are serious. Allow our compassionate, yet assertive personal injury attorney to seek compensation for your injuries. We also handle personal injury claims such as slip and falls and wrongful deaths.
How We Can Help You
A serious bite may end up costing thousands of dollars in medical bills, physical therapy, medication costs and lost wages. If you are worried about how you will cover these expenses, turn to Simon Trial Firm. We are a boutique trial law firm that is well-known for its aggressive approach to handling premises liability and personal injury cases. Not only are we meticulous when it comes to gathering evidence to support your claim, but we also use the full force of our over 40 years of trial and legal experience to effectively advocate for you at trial in order to secure a successful jury verdict.
Because of our hard work, dedication and esteemed reputation, we regularly receive referrals from circuit court judges who we have tried cases in front of, mediators who work with and know the lawyers in town, and we even get referrals from defense firms who we have tried cases against. They know by looking at our successful verdicts and settlements that we fight to win and we leave nothing on the table.
Contact Our Firm Now
If you, or someone you know, has been attacked in Miami by an animal or involved in an accident due to an animal, call our Miami office now at 305-375-6500 (toll-free: 877-375-7555) or contact us by email, for a free legal consultation directly with one of our attorneys.