Florida Dog Bite Lawyer



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Florida Dog Bite Lawyer

Dog bites are a common type of domestic animal attack, but any attack caused by a vicious animal can be devastating and cause significant physical and emotional harm, also harm your children as well as financial losses. If you or someone you love has been attacked by an animal, you may benefit by discussing your legal options with a Florida dog bite attorney who understands Florida’s dog bite laws.

Understanding The Florida Law For Dog Bites Injury Cases

When a person owns an animal, whether that animal is a dog or an exotic pet, the owner is responsible for any harm that the animal causes. Florida is strict in terms of owner responsibility, and is considered a “strict liability” state, as opposed to a state with a “one-bite” rule.

This means that dog owners can be held liable for a dog’s bite — even if the dog had never bitten before and the owners had no reason to know that the dog would bite.

Because of dog bite laws, obtaining compensation for your injuries in an animal attack case involving a dog bite can be done either under Florida’s statute or under traditional negligence rules. Contact our Florida dog bite lawyer for more help to understand a Florida dog bite laws.

Personal Injury Damages For Animal Attacks In Florida

Dog bites and other animal attacks can cause significant injuries, including disfigurement, infection, lacerations and broken bones, Florida brain injury among other damages. When you suffer any type of injuries arising from an animal attack, you may be entitled to recover compensation for:

the cost of all medical treatment you will need, including any care that may be required after your claim is settled, such as cosmetic surgery;

any lost income/work you missed because of the bite;

future lost income that will occur if your earning capacity is reduced; and

damages for pain and suffering and mental distress, especially in the event that you suffered permanent harm or disfigurement as a result of the animal attack.

The amount of these damages will be determined based on the severity of your injuries, but you must prove your damages in order to recover the maximum amount of compensation. When the attack leads to death, wrongful death damages may also be sought by surviving relatives of the victim.

Getting Help From A Florida Dog Bite Attorney

The Law Office Of Wolf & Pravato can assist you in determining what damages the Florida dog bite law entitles you. Our Florida personal injury lawyer serve all South Florida residents including those in the West Palm Beach, Fort Myers, and Fort Lauderdale areas.

Our Florida dog bite lawyer team will aim to help you to either settle the case outside of court, most often with the owner’s homeowner’s insurance company, or to take the claim to court in an effort to prove liability and damages and responsible to handle your dog bite case.

To learn more about how we can help you with your animal attack or dog bite claim, contact the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato today to schedule a free consultation 1-954-633-8270.

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Dawn Thomas

“I would highly recommend Wolf & Pravato. The whole team was highly professional and helpful. They kept me informed ever step of the way. That actually make you realize you are not just a number but a member of their family that they care what happens with your case. Thank You Richard Pravato and Betsy for all you have done to make this as painless as possible”.

Katherine K.

“Words cannot begin to explain the gratitude I have for Vincent and Richard Provato and their staff. I have taken a long and hard two year journey through recovering from my accident and they were there with me and for me every step of the way. If you can put your faith in anything, put it in this, that this firm did their job and never had me question their ability to do so once.

Tony Martorano, victim of a car accident

“The $1 million helped me pay my
medical bills and my UM coverage…”

Joan and Gordon Bedall

“The Wolf and Pravato Law firm really went to bat for my wife, who was in a horrible auto crash. Having someone on your side who truly cares about your well being the future good health is worth all the money in the world!

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