Dog Bite Lawyer

Were you the victim of a dog bite?

If you or a loved one has ever been bitten by a dog, you need a professional experienced legal team to guide you through the process. Call us anytime, day or night. We are always here for you.

Things you should know:

  • The statute of limitations requires an injured person to file their suit within 4 years of a dog bite
  • The statute claims a dog owner is liable for injuries if the dog bites another person and, the person is in a public place or lawfully in a private place
  • In Florida, a dog owner may be held liable if his or her dog bites someone, even if the owner had no prior knowledge or warning that the dog might bite
  • The injured person does not have to prove a lack of reasonable care caused the bite

Difference between Florida and Georgia Law:

  • Florida has strict liability laws regarding dog bites, however, those laws apply only to the owner of the dog
  • Georgia law effectively gives dog owners “one free bite” if the owner did not know the dog posed a danger to others

Is Florida a “one-bite” state?

No.

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Does homeowner’s insurance typically cover dog bites?

Yes, typically a homeowner’s insurance policy covers most dog bite injuries.

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Can posting a sign saying, “Beware of Dog,” remove liability from a homeowner when their dog bites someone?

Sure, having a sign can help some, but it may not fully protect you if a dog bite occurred. Responsibility will be determined after an investigation.

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What information will my dog bite attorney need to prove my case?

  • The identity of the dog owner.
  • The Specific dog that bit.
  • That the victim was lawfully in a public or private place, which is also the property of the owner of the dog.
  • If the bite actually caused your injury and suffering.
  • If it has been recorded that the dog has bitten before.

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What kinds of damages can I claim if I have been bitten?

  • All medical treatment associated with the bite, such as ambulance, emergency room, first aid, prescriptions, etc.
  • Future medical treatment for possible scaring.
  • Counseling for emotional trauma caused by a vicious dog attack.
  • Loss of wages due to the injuries.
  • Items damaged in the attack, such as broken cell phones, ripped clothing, broken glasses, etc.

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