Fort Lauderdale Dog Bite Attorneys
Holding Negligent Pet Owners Responsible
Personal injury claims can be filed against a negligent pet owner whose animal attacked or bit an innocent individual. Dog bites are the most common animal-related injuries because dogs can be very territorial, and their owners often fail to control them.
If you have been attacked by a dog, you may have suffered both physical injury and emotional trauma—and you deserve compensation for both. Our attorneys at Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. are here to help you start a dog bite claim. The effects of an animal attack can be serious. Let us help you maximize your compensation.
As a family-owned firm, our top priority is caring for our clients. Call our Fort Lauderdale team at (888) 499-6206 for your free consultation.
When Is a Dog Owner Liable for a Bite or Attack?
Dog owners are responsible for keeping their pets under control at all times, even on their private property. You can therefore file a claim if you were bitten while in a public place or lawfully in a private place. Whether the dog owner knew their pet was dangerous has no bearing on your right to compensation.
However, a dog owner may try to defend themself (and their pet) by claiming you were partially at fault. This could reduce the amount they owe you by the percentage of blame you’re found to have. If your actions were negligent or could be interpreted as teasing or provoking toward the dog that bit you, you may, therefore, be unable to recover the full amount of compensation you need. A lawyer can help you fight back against unfair claims like these.
Types of Dog Bite Injuries
When people think of dog bites, the first thing that might come to mind is rabies. Fortunately, dog bites are no longer the leading cause of rabies transmission to humans in the United States. However, dogs do carry multiple bacteria and viruses that can be dangerous to humans, including staphylococcus and tetanus.
Dog bites can also cause scarring due to tearing and laceration of the skin. The most serious cases can require reconstructive surgery—and even then, a victim may have lasting scars. The psychological impact of disfiguring injuries is clear and recognized by the law. Our attorneys can help you request proper compensation for all of the damages caused by a dog bite.
Choose Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A.
Dog bite claims may seem straightforward, but many victims nonetheless find themselves denied a fair settlement when insurers or unscrupulous individuals are involved. You can protect your right to compensation by reaching out to an experienced law firm that will hold its ground, no matter what challenges your claim faces.
Our firm has solid roots in the community, having practiced in the Fort Lauderdale area for over 50 years. We have recovered millions on behalf of the injured, and have a reputation for providing genuine advice and care for our clients. This is true whether you were injured by a dog (or another animal) or suffered an accident. Our top concern is helping you receive the care and compensation you need.
Schedule your free case evaluation with one of our dog bite attorneys by calling (888) 499-6206. We are proud to serve clients in and around Fort Lauderdale.