Over the years, Lazarus & Lazarus, PA has successfully represented children and adults that have been seriously injured by someone else’s dog or another kind of pet. Our Florida personal injury law firm has won lawsuits for dog bite victims injured in Fort Lauderdale, Weston, other cities in Broward County, Dade County, Palm Beach County, and throughout Florida.
Please do not despair if you are wondering how to cover medical expenses to treat injuries from a dog attack. Even if the liable party does not have insurance to cover injuries caused by animals, there are other remedies that you are entitled to pursue for dog bite injuries in Florida. Our Ft. Lauderdale personal injury attorneys are here to help you, and we will do everything we can to obtain financial recovery for your injuries.
Florida Dog Bite Law
Dog owners in Florida are held strictly liable to any person that is bitten or attacked by their dogs—even if an owner did not know that a dog was capable of harming anyone. Personal injury claims and lawsuits can also be filed against the person that was in charge of the dog at the time of the attack and the owner of the property where the dog attack occurred, such as a cafe owner or the landlord of an apartment building.
It doesn’t matter whether or not the dog was on a premise without the property owner’s knowledge. It is the responsibility of the owner of a public or residential premise to ensure that residents, patrons, and visitors are protected from animal attacks when pets are allowed on the premise.
Injuries from Dog Bites
Dog bite injuries can range from mild bite marks to serious attack wounds, permanent disfigurement, scarring, and wrongful death. The medical costs to treat dog bite injuries can be very expensive—especially if a person has to undergo multiple operations, such as plastic surgery.
Children and Dog Bites
Children tend to be easy targets for dog attacks because of their smaller size and height. A child mauled in the face by a Pit Bull or a Rottweiler might have to wait several years until he or she is fully grown before undergoing any kind of plastic or reconstructive surgery. The sense of social alienation that can result may lead to permanent emotional and psychological scars that no surgeon can repair.
Damages that can be brought in an animal or dog bite case can include current and future medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, property damage, and mental and emotional trauma.
Lazarus & Lazarus, PA has successfully handled many cases involving injuries to minors, and we are sensitive to the challenges that children and their families frequently undergo after such a traumatic event. Our Florida personal injury lawyers can provide you with a list of top medical specialists that offer the kinds of care and treatment that you or your child needs.
Lazarus & Lazarus, PA offers all prospective clients a FREE consultation with one of our experienced South Florida dog bite accident lawyers. To schedule your case evaluation with Attorney Gary Lazarus or Attorney Arleen Lazarus, call (954) 356-0006 or contact us online.