|“Florida Law imposes responsibility on the owner a dog who bites…sometimes the resulting dog attack causes disfiguring and permanent scarring for which compensation may be available…”
Erik G. Abrahamson
Walking in your neighborhood, the last thing you expect is to be attacked by a dog.
Dog attacks can be a terrifying and traumatic experience. The resulting dog bite often requires medical treatment and may cause permanent scarring.
While no one ever expects to be the victim of a serious dog bite, it is important to understand your legal rights in case you are attacked by a dog.
Why Choose Abrahamson & Uiterwyk?
With over 25 years of legal experience, Abrahamson & Uiterwyk may help you get the compensation you deserve. Since 1988, we have helped more than 15,000 injured clients throughout the state of Florida.
Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney?
Speak with an attorney as soon as possible to protect your legal rights. A personal injury attorney may help you get the compensation you deserve.
If an insurance company contacts you, do not answer any questions or sign any documents until you have spoken to an attorney. It is important for you to come to the table fully informed of your rights.
Selecting a Dog Bite Lawyer
In Florida, the law imposes strict liability upon dog owners if their dog attacks and injures another person. The dog’s owner will be liable for the injuries caused by the dog, even if the dog has no history of aggression.
However, under Florida law, there are some defenses available to dog owners. Because the legal issues involved in dog bite cases are complex, it is important to choose a lawyer who has experience investigating and resolving these issues.
Dog Bite Statistics
Each year, approximately 800,000 dog bite victims require medical care.
- The majority of bites involve dogs owned by family or friends
- The costs associated with dog bite injuries surpassed $470 million in 2011
- Dog bite injuries account for close to 33 percent of all homeowner insurance claims
What are My Legal Rights?
If you have been attacked by a dog, you may be entitled to recover compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
After a dog bite, acting quickly to gather evidence can help ensure you have all you need to proceed legally. Take pictures of the dog that attacked you and the injuries you sustained. This photographic evidence will help you build a strong legal case and may maximize your chances of recovering compensation for your injuries.
Our representation is backed by the Abrahamson & Uiterwyk Guarantee:
You will pay no costs or fees unless we win your case. If you have been attacked by a dog, contact us immediately. Call us at 1-800-753-5203 today for a free case evaluation.