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Fort Lauderdale Dog Bite Attorneys

Experienced Dog Bite Attorneys Recovering Fair Compensation in Fort Lauderdale

Dogs have a long-time reputation as "man's best friend" due to their history as helpers and guardians of humans, but they are still animals. The Center for Disease Control estimates that 4.7 million dog bites occur in the United States every year, and around 800,000 of those need medical attention. Whether the bite was from a stray dog or a beloved family pet, the rights of the injured should be upheld. If you or a loved one have suffered from a dog bite, contact the Fort Lauderdale dog bite attorneys at the Law Offices of John D. Ameen, P.A. to discuss your options.

Our small firm gives every client in South Florida the personal attention they deserve. Call 800-555-4011 to schedule a free case consultation.

"Strict Liability" for Florida Dog Bite Law

Florida is a "strict liability" state for dog bite injuries. This means that a dog owner is held accountable whenever their dog bites another person, even if there was no previous sign that the dog would bite. The bite victim does not need to prove irresponsibility on the part of the owner.

Under statute FLSA 767.04, a dog owner is held accountable for dog bite injuries if:

  • The dog bites another person; and
  • That person was in a public place or legally in a private place

There is a four-year statute of limitations for an injured person to file a lawsuit from the date of the dog bite.

Types of Compensation for Dog Bite Injuries

At the Law Offices of John D. Ameen, P.A., our Fort Lauderdale dog bite attorneys help dog bite victims of dog bites and other injuries. Our goal is to provide all relevant evidence to a case that can help recover the maximum compensation owed for all suffered injuries.

We have experience assessing the full cost of dog bite injuries, such as:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning potential
  • Rehabilitation
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Medication expenses
  • Plastic surgery

With former experience as insurance defense attorneys, our firm understands the tricks and tactics used to underdeliver damages to victims. We use our knowledge of proactive measures to prevent loss of compensation and help secure the amount that you are owed.

Over 50 Years of Experience on Your Side

After suffering a dog bite attack, contact the Fort Lauderdale dog bite attorneys at the Law Offices of John D. Ameen, P.A. as soon as possible. Our legal team fights for the compensation you deserve by investigating the circumstances around the attack, collecting evidence, and applying Florida law. Our lawyers have over 50 years of combined experience and recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients.

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