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Dog Attacks

Imagine walking down the street one day and suddenly being mauled and attacked by an animal. One moment you are having a pleasant stroll and the next you hear the dog barking and feel the dog’s teeth around your leg or arm. Even if the dog is small, you may have fallen from the surprise and been injured, let alone any direct dog bites.

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 2% of the US population is bitten by a dog each year, which translates to nearly 5 million dog bite victims per year, most of whom are children. Dog attacks and bites are a problem in Florida. In 2007 alone there were 616 dog bites in Broward County, and close to 1000 in Miami Dade County.

Leesfield & Partners has extensive experience in personal injury and liability lawsuits, including those arising from dog attacks and bites. Dog attack and dog bite cases are a matter of strict liability. If a dog attacks and bites or injures someone, the owner of the dog is responsible. It does not matter whether or not they knew the dog was dangerous or whether or not they were even present for the attack.

As the victim of a dog attack injury or bite, you may be entitled to damages and losses, ranging from medical bills and emotional damage, to loss of the opportunity to earn income in the future because of disfigurement.

If you are attacked by a dog or other animal in Miami or Broward County, you should if possible

  • Seek medical attention as soon as possible
  • Obtain names and contact information of the owner and any witnesses
  • Call the police, file a police report and request a copy
  • Take photographs--of the dog, location, and your injuries
  • Do not sign any papers or accept any insurance settlement without contacting us first

Finally, contact Leesfield & Partners as soon as possible. You can view a list of our firm's Verdicts and Settlements section to see the great job that we do for our clients. The sooner you call, the sooner we can track down the owner and get you the compensation you deserve. Our trial attorneys will aggressively pursue the maximum compensation for your dog attack related injury.

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