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Dog Bites

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Severe lacerations, nerve damage, scars, fear and anxiety - the effects of a dog bite injury are serious and can cause long-term physical and emotional damage. If you or a family member has been injured as a result of a dog bite attack, Florida law gives you the right to seek financial compensation for your suffering.

At the law office of Friedman, Rodman & Frank, we offer experienced Miami dog bite injury attorneys who will work diligently to seek maximum compensation for your injuries. Since 1976, our trial lawyers have fought hard on behalf of the injured. They understand the opportunities afforded to you under Florida dog bite law, and how to overcome any challenges in your case. Contact our personal injury law firm today to put our experience to work for you.

Florida Dog Bite Law

Florida has enacted powerful laws to protect dog bite victims. Florida's law requires a high level of responsibility and accountability by dog owners. Florida statute 767.04 states:

The owner of any dog that bites any person while such person is on or in a public place, or lawfully on or in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, is liable for damages suffered by persons bitten, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owners' knowledge of such viciousness.

However, dog owners do have available defenses that they may raise to avoid or limit their responsibility for a dog bite attack. Statute 767.04 also states:

However, any negligence on the part of the person bitten that is a proximate cause of the biting incident reduces the liability of the owner of the dog by the percentage that the bitten person's negligence contributed to the biting incident.

Put Our Experienced Trial Lawyers to Work for You

The defendant in a dog bite claim may have a homeowners insurance policy that provides coverage to dog attack victims. The insurance policy may provide coverage even if the dog that bit you was not on its owner's property. As a result, the dog owner may be represented by an experienced insurance defense attorney.

Our attorneys have collectively handled thousands of personal injury claims. We routinely go up against insurance companies and can put that experience to work for you. We are committed to seeking the full compensation you are entitled to receive.

Contact a Dog Bite Injury Attorney

To schedule a free consultation with one of our Miami dog bite injury attorneys, call 305-448-8585 or contact us toll free at 877-448-8585. You may also contact our personal injury law firm online. To best serve clients throughout South Florida, we have office locations in Miami, Homestead and Naples.

Client Reviews
Carolyn Frank and her firm represented me on a workers compensation injury case, under the defense base act. She did a excellent job from the moment I contacted her until 3 years later the case was settled. Every benefit I was entitled too, Carolyn fought hard to secure. E-mails and phone calls were always returned promptly. Definitely 5 star rating. Daniel
Highly recommending Carolyn Frank would be an understatement. Being careful as to whom I would give my case to as I had dedicated most of my adult life to one company. I needed someone who would work for me, value my case and my needs. Carolyn Frank and her valued staff met all of the above. From the first meeting I knew I was in the right office. Her knowledge, professionalism and what I would soon find to be outstanding dedication to my case from her and her staff were second to none. Marcos G.
Mr. Friedman was my choice after a dog bite attack. Him and his firm took on my case in a very professional matter without lacking empathy. I felt like he and his team personally cared for me and they kept me up to date on every step of the process. The outcome was great and I am very happy that I have chosen them. I already have recommended them to my friends and family and if you are looking for legal support I highly recommend a meeting with the firm. Any first time consultation is free, ( to my knowledge). So what do you have to lose. Give them a call! You'll be in great hands. Nora N.
Caroyln's expertise and compassion got me through a very trying period of my life. She is an excellent lawyer and human being. 5 Star all the way! Lois H.
I met Carolyn Frank about three years ago. Once I met her I knew she was the attorney I needed to handle my case.When we met with her the first time we were there for at least two hours. When I left her office I knew she was the right person to handle my case.At that time my case was 22 years old and I needed someone who knew what they were doing. This was a complex case and it fell under the Long shore Act..There are not many attorneys that handle this type of case in Florida. Mike P.