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DOG BITE INJURY LAWYER | BREVARD COUNTY, FL


Have you or a loved one been injured by a unleashed and unsupervised dog?

With the help of one of our attorneys, you may be able to receive compensation for you or your loved one with dog bite injuries. This can include the cost of medical care and plastic surgery, payment for scarring or deformity to your body, physical and emotional pain and suffering, lost wages, etc. When a dog bite happens, there are laws in place that help protect you as the victim and the public at large. There are usually three types of laws in place for dog bite victims found within your city's jurisdiction.

1) Civil Laws - That provide monetary compensation to the victim of the dog bite. The rules are somewhat different than in other injury claims. 

2) Criminal Laws - That are in place to impose punishment on the dog owner

3) Administrative Laws - Creating remedies against the dog itself, such as quarantine and euthanasia. 

Make sure to contact an attorney today if you have been a victim of a dog bite. The dog does not necessarily have to be classified as a "dangerous dog" for you to recover compensation for your injuries. Here is a link to Brevard County Animal Services. They have information about what to do when you are approached by a strange , unleashed and unsupervised dog.

According to popular sources the following have been named the Top 12 Dangerous Dog Breeds:

12. Dalmatian
11. Boxer
10. Presa Canario
9. Saint Bernard
8. Great Dane
7. Chow

6. Doberman Pinschers
5. Alaskan Malamutes
4. Huskies
3. German Shepherds
2. Rottweiler
1. Pit Bulls


Florida Dog Bite Statues

767.01 - Dog owner's liability for damages to persons, domestic animals, or livestock. 
Owners of dogs shall be liable for any damage done by their dogs to a person or to any animal included in the definitions of "domestic animal" and "livestock" as provided by s. 585.01.

767.10 Legislative findings. (For "Dangerous Dogs")

"The Legislature finds that dangerous dogs are an increasingly serious and widespread threat to the safety and welfare of the people of this state because of unprovoked attacks which cause injury to persons and domestic animals." They found "such attacks are in part attributable to the failure of owners to confine and properly train and control their dogs." Legislature also states "existing laws inadequately address this growing problem; and that it is appropriate and necessary to impose uniform requirements for the owners of dangerous dogs."


We recognize that if you are injured, many times the result is financial hardship. We believe that if you suffer a Personal Injury caused by the negligence of someone else, legal representation should be available to you regardless of your ability to pay. We will offer you a free consultationregarding your claim. If we represent you, we will only receive an attorney fee if we obtain benefits for you. To find out more about the areas of personal injury law concerning dog bites or other areas of practice handled by our firm, schedule an appointment with one of our law attorneys or please call us at 321-269-6833.

 

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