We frequently receive calls from people that have been attacked by a dog.
Dog bite cases may include lacerations, rabies, plastic surgery, disfiguring injuries, and sometimes even death. Cases involving children are often worse than adult cases because it is easier for a dog to reach the face, neck, or head of the child.
What are your rights when you’ve been bitten by a dog?
In Florida, the owner is strictly liable if their dog attacks another person who is legally on their property. However, if someone provokes a dog or enters a property illegally, then the dog owner will likely not be held liable.
What should you do after being attacked by a dog? You should gather all the information regarding the dog and also take pictures of your injuries and of the place where you were attacked. If you have been injured, you should then seek medical attention.
Who pays for your expenses? Expenses can be high in these types of cases. Generally, the dog owner will contact their insurance company to make them aware of your economic and non-economic damages.
A dog bite case raises a lot of legal questions.
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