Dog Bites in Florida

Injury Law

Dog Bites in Ft. Lauderdale / Miami

Dog bites in Florida are not only traumatic but can also lead to serious physical injuries. Understanding your rights under Florida’s dog bite laws is crucial, whether you are an adult victim or a parent of a minor child injured by a dog. Attorney Gabriel J. Carrera, serving Fort Lauderdale and South Florida, provides expert guidance for victims seeking justice and compensation.

Florida’s Strict Liability Dog Bite Laws

Liability Regardless of the Dog’s History:

Under Florida Statute §767.04, dog owners are liable for injuries caused by their dogs, irrespective of the dog’s previous behavior or the owner’s knowledge of aggression.

Defenses for Dog Owners:

Provocation, trespassing, and the presence of a “Bad Dog” sign are potential defenses against liability claims.

These defenses are particularly scrutinized in cases involving minor children, given their limited understanding of provocation and trespassing.

Compensation for Dog Bite Victims

Adults and Minor Children:

Both adults and minor children are entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Special consideration is given to the long-term impact on minor children, including psychological trauma and future medical care.

How Attorney Gabe Carrera Can Help

Expert Legal Representation:

With a deep understanding of dog bite cases, Attorney Carrera offers tailored legal strategies for both adult victims and families of injured children.

He navigates the complexities of proving liability and securing rightful compensation.

Navigating Claims for Adults and Minor Children:

  • Specialized approach in handling claims for minor children, focusing on long-term recovery and psychological impact.
  • Diligence in securing compensation for adults, addressing immediate medical costs and lost earnings.

Consult with Attorney Gabe Carrera for Dog Bite Cases

If you or your child has been affected by a dog bite in Florida, reach out to Attorney Gabe Carrera for dedicated legal support. Contact us at 954-533-7593 or via email at [email protected]. Trust Attorney Carrera to provide the legal assistance you need to navigate the aftermath of a dog bite and advocate for your rights and rightful compensation.

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