Miami Dog Bites &
Animal Attacks

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Representing Dog Bite Accident Victims in Miami

Did you know that about 4.5 million dog bites occur each year in the United States and that approximately 20 percent of those bites become infected? Those statistics come from DogsBite.org, which also states that nearly 9 million dogs attacks result in serious and even fatal injuries annually, and approximately 28,000 people who have been victims of dog bites require reconstructive surgery every year. In addition to the physical and psychological injuries associated with dog bites in Miami, victims also suffer very serious financial consequences. The average cost of a hospital stay for a dog bite injury is more than $18,000, which is double the rate of the average hospital stay for other types of injuries.

At Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum, LLP, we are dedicated to assisting dog bite victims in South Florida seek compensation for their losses. When you or your child suffers a life-threatening dog bite injury, you may require a lengthy hospital stay, not to mention extensive medical treatments and surgeries. You should not be responsible for these costs, and you deserve to be compensated for your losses. A Miami dog bite lawyer can help you seek compensation by filing a lawsuit.

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We Handle All Types of Dog Bite Accident Claims

Dog bites can lead to many different types of injuries. In some cases, dog bite injuries are relatively minor and can even be treated at home with first aid. In other situations, dog attacks can result in extensive and debilitating injuries, such as brain trauma or the loss of a limb. As a fact sheet from the ASPCA explains, children often suffer particularly severe injuries in dog attacks. It is important for parents to understand that any dog can bite—even a family dog or a new neighborhood puppy. Common dog bite injuries that result in lawsuits include, but are not limited to:

At Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum, LLP, our experienced Miami dog bite lawyers can help you seek compensation for many different types of injuries sustained in a dog attack.

Proving Liability for a Miami Dog Bite Accident

How do you prove liability for a dog bite injury in Miami? When dogs attack, Florida law applies a theory known as “strict liability.” This is different from other types of personal injury lawsuits in which plaintiffs file claims under a theory of negligence. To be clear, under Florida Statutes Section 767.04, a plaintiff does not need to prove that the dog owner was negligent to hold the owner liable for their injuries. Instead, the law states:

“The owner of any dog that bites any person while such a person is on or in a public place, or lawfully on or in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, is liable for damages suffered by persons bitten, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owners’ knowledge of such viciousness.”

This simply means that a plaintiff does not need to show that the owner had any knowledge of a dog’s previous bad behavior or tendency to attack. Instead, to hold a dog owner liable under this theory of strict liability, a plaintiff only needs to show the following:

  1. The dog bit you; and
  2. You were in a public place or lawfully on private property at the time of the dog bite.

At the same time, the statute underscores that any negligence of the plaintiff will reduce the amount for which the dog owner is liable. Florida law defines this as comparative fault. Under Florida Statutes Section 768.81, a plaintiff’s recovery is reduced by the percentage by which she is liable. For example, imagine a jury awards a plaintiff $20,000, but the jury also determines that the plaintiff was 10 percent liable because of her own negligence. Her award will be reduced by 10 percent, or $2,000, and she will recover $18,000.

Injured Victims Deserve Full Compensation

Once you have established that a dog owner is liable for your injuries, your dog bite attorney in Miami will seek damages for your losses. As a plaintiff in Florida, you have the burden of proving your damages. When you establish your damages, you can be eligible to receive compensatory damages. There are two types of compensatory damages: economic and non-economic damages.

Economic damages can compensate dog bite injury plaintiffs for specific, objective losses such as:

  • Lost income and future lost income;
  • Hospital bills;
  • Surgery costs;
  • Rehabilitative therapy; and
  • Medication costs.

Non-economic damages can compensate dog bite injury plaintiffs for more subjective losses that do not have a strict dollar figure such as:

  • Psychological injuries;
  • Scarring and disfigurement; and
  • Loss of life enjoyment.

A dog bite lawyer in Miami can provide more information about the types of damages for which you may be eligible.

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You Can Always Afford Our High Quality Dog Bite Accident Attorneys

At Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum, LLP, your financial circumstances do not play any role in our willingness to take your case. Our dedicated Miami dog bite lawyers will take your case on a contingency basis, which means that we will only be compensated if we are able to secure a settlement or jury verdict in your favor. In such a case, our fees will come as a percentage of your recovery. You do not have to pay anything up front in order to have an aggressive and experienced dog attack lawyer on your side.

Contact Our Team Today

When you or your child has suffered serious dog bite injuries, it is important to have an experienced advocate on your side. The dedicated Miami dog bite lawyers at Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum, LLP regularly assist clients with dog bite claims, and we can get started on your case as soon as you reach out to our firm. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and to learn more about how we serve clients in the Miami area and throughout the greater South Florida region.

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  • Dan Dolan


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    A founding partner of Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum, Dan Dolan provides aggressive advocacy for his clients throughout Florida and across the United States. Focusing his practice on civil trials with an emphasis on representing the catastrophically injured and…

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  • Manuel L. Dobrinsky


    Founding Partner
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    Miami, Florida
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    Since 1998, Manuel Dobrinsky has assisted hundreds of clients in personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice and auto accident matters. He co-founded Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum in 2015 and has achieved numerous verdicts and settlements that individually exceeded...

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  • Randy Rosenblum


    Founding Partner
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    Miami, Florida
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    Over the course of his 20 plus year legal career, Attorney Randy Rosenblum has devoted his career to the cause of justice. He has represented injury and accident victims throughout the State of Florida and the United States...

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