Dog attacks, and subsequent dog bite injuries, represent some of the most horrific personal injury claims in Miami-Dade County and throughout our South Florida community. Our expert dog bite attorney in North Miami Beach, Mr. Victor Dante, works with clients who themselves have sustained a serious dog bite injury. However, the families of young children attacked without provocation are the most rewarding dog bite law suits aggressively handled by him and his Full-service North Miami Beach Accident and Serious Injury Law Firm located in the heart of North Miami Beach, Florida.
The State of Florida has a strict liability dog bite statute that states, “… [a Miami dog owner] is liable for [money] damages [due to a dog bite] inflicted by his or her dog that bites a person who is either in a public place or lawfully on the dog owner’s property.” Florida Statute 767.04. The canine owner is strictly liable, regardless of whether or not the dog has vicious tendencies. In other words, even if the dog has never attacked a person in the past, even if the owner of the dog had no “scienter”, that is, the owner had no knowledge or any reason to believe their dog had a “propensity for violence”, the dog owner is still liable to one sustaining a dog attack injury in Miami and all of Florida. Currently, under Florida civil law, there is no such “one free bite” exception. In essence, the dog’s owner is an insurer of the dog. If a stray dog bites you, you have little legal recourse because you must file your claim against a dog’s owner or keeper. Your municipality is not responsible for the dog, even if you have called animal control several times to pick up the stray.
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The Law Offices of Victor Dante, Miami Serious Accident and Injury Attorneys, will tell you if you have a viable North Miami dog bite case. However, once this top Injury Law Firm in North Miami Beach decides your MIAMI PERSONAL INJURY CASE has merit, has value, and they can help you and your family, you DO NOT PAY UNTIL YOUR CASE IS WON OR IT IS PROPERLY NEGOTIATED AND SETTLED. In other words, our experienced and skilled dog bite injury lawyers only collect if a monetary judgment is awarded. Call Mr. Dante of dantelaw.com now as you may have a valid claim entitling you and your family to compensation for your personal injuries. Remember, a lawsuit must be file before the statue of limitations expires.