Yearly in South Florida Personal Injury attorneys receive calls from all over Miami-Dade and Broward County, from persons seeking legal counsel as they were a victim of a dog bite or maybe seeking advice on behalf of a victim.
A lot of dog bites take place in neighborhoods whilst the victim may have been exercising or walking in their immediate neighborhood or park and was attacked by a dog that may have gotten away from its owner. In any one of these situations these attacks can cause serious injury and in some situations can scar the victim or victims for life, not to mention the inconvenience to the victim. Medical attention is always required where dog bites are concerned. Once you hire the services of an attorney experienced in this type of injury they will advise you to keep a record of your injury: medical bills and photographs of your injury, as this will assist your attorney should you file a claim for compensation. Homeowners and renters insurance policies typically cover dog bite liability and insurers may charge more premiums for certain breeds of dogs.
Following the tips listed below will help reduce the chances of your dog biting someone:
1. Have your dog play with others people and animals;
2. Play non-aggressive games with your dog such as “go fetch”;
3. Avoid exposing your dog to situations in which you are unsure what the dog’s response will be;
4. Having your dog spayed or neutered, may reduce the likelihood that the dog will bite.
At the Law Office of Cohn and Smith our experienced staff will assist and guide you. We will first review your case to ensure that your rights are reserved and we will protect your rights as a victim to ensure that you receive the proper compensation that you deserve for your damages.
Should you or a loved one be the victims of this type of injury please feel to contact our office for your free consultation. We can be reached at 954 431 8100 or 305 624 9186 or visit us online.