There are literally millions of dog bites and attacks reported yearly in the United States, many of them resulting in fatalities. In over half the cases, the victims are children – in fact, dog bites are one of the most common causes for emergency room visits by children, second only to sports injuries.
Some important things to keep in mind when dealing with potentially dangerous dogs: they rarely attack while in the presence of their owners; they usually display aggressive behaviors before attacking; typically, medium to large-size dogs are involved in attacks; and regardless of breed or size, the attacking dogs are usually adult males that have not been neutered.
Florida Statute 767.04 states that the “owner of a dog that bites any person while such person is on or in a public space, or lawfully on or in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, is liable for damages suffered by the persons bitten, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owners’ knowledge of such viciousness.” Therefore, if you have been the victim of a dog bite in Miami-Dade, Broward or Palm Beach counties, it is of utmost importance that you immediately contact an attorney experienced in dog bite cases.
The skilled and experienced Dog Bite Attorneys at Fenstersheib Law Group have been helping personal injury victims in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties for decades. Let us put that experience to work for you – we will evaluate your claim FREE of charge and consult you on the necessary steps to secure your legal rights against the dog’s owner or handler. Contact Fenstersheib Law Group at 1-800-Tell Robert for your free consultation. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
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