Dog Bite Lawyer Broward County, FL

Victims of animal attacks and dog bites are not without remedy. In the state of Florida, dog bite victims can recover compensation for future medical treatment, medical bills, pain and suffering, lost income, and emotional trauma. It helps to have our Broward County, FL dog bite lawyer assist you so you can get the most out of your case. Depending on your relationship with the dog owner, they may or may not be cooperative and willing to take responsibility for what happened. But ultimately, by law, a dog owner is liable for the harm and damages that their canine causes. If you have questions about this, don’t hesitate to reach out to The Andres Lopez Law Firm as soon as you can. 

Florida Strict Liability

Florida law is clear pertaining to animal attacks and og bites. The owner is responsible if their animal bites any person within a public space. Furthermore, a dog owner may be liable even if the bite happens in a private space permitting the victim was present lawfully. This liability means they would have to pay for the injury and damages sustained by the person bitten. Liability is imposed no matter what kind of previous displays of aggression the dog has or has not shown, and regardless of the owner’s knowledge of their dog’s viciousness. Florida is tough on owners of canines, but they are not sympathetic to those who were bitten because of their own behavior. Compensation may be reduced based on the degree of fault of negligence of the victim in the biting incident. For instance, if someone taunts a dog, they may be seen as at least partially liable and their compensation amount could be reduced or their claims against the owner denied. 

Dog Bite Infections

One of the biggest concerns about dog bites is the risk of infection. This is due to bacteria in the dog’s mouth that could be transferred into the wound. It is vital that dog bite victims thoroughly clean the wound and get medical attention. While rabies is rare, it can be fatal if left untreated or treated too late. Capnocytophaga is a type of bacteria that lives in the mouths of cats and dogs and does not affect most people. But those who have a weakened immune system and are bitten by a dog could be vulnerable. It is concerning if a dog bite turns red, painful, and swollen. This is why our knowledgeable dog bite attorney strongly advises being seen by a doctor after a dog bite incident.

The Andres Lopez Law Firm

If you or someone you care about was recently bitten by a dog in the state of Florida, now is the time to see a doctor and speak with our FL dog bite attorney. You could be owed compensation from the dog owner for your injuries and other damages. We understand that dog bite attacks can be traumatizing. If you need support at this time and are interested in pursuing monetary restitution for what you have endured, contact The Andres Lopez Law Firm today. 

The Andres Lopez Law Firm, PA
7351 Wiles Road
Suite 101
Coral Springs, FL 33067

754-764-6775

Coral Springs Office


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    Attorney Andres Lopez has over a decade of trial experience. In that time, his work and track record of success has earned him a reputation for being a top trial attorney in South Florida.

    Born in La Paz, Bolivia, Andres Lopez and his family moved to Washington, D.C. when he was a child.

    Prior to attending law school, Andres Lopez tirelessly worked to give a voice to the people by serving in the White House, the Maryland Governor’s Office and managing the campaign of the first Latino to be elected to public office in Maryland.

    Devoted to the legal community, Mr. Lopez serves as a member of The Florida Bar, the Broward County Bar Association, the Broward County Hispanic Bar Association, the Maryland Bar Association and the Florida Justice Association.