Physical And Mental Injuries From A Dog Bite
Dog bites are common injuries. A dog owner is strictly liable for the actions of his/her dog under Florida Law. Unfortunately, although FFP has been very successful in obtaining recoveries in dog bite cases, insurance carriers have been excluding dog bites from homeowner’s coverage. The first thing that needs to be done in these types of cases is to obtain the homeowner’s insurance policy and determine if the dog bite is covered.
Caring for a pet requires responsibility by the owner and restraint of the animal. There are Florida statutes that make owners strictly liable for dog bites. Attorney Cherie Fine is a member of the board of directors of the Alachua Humane Society and is aware of the joy and responsibility pet ownership brings. We at Fine, Farkash & Parlapiano, P.A., know responsible owners can train their dogs to become better-behaved family members. Irresponsible owners who fail to leash their dogs or adequately restrain their pets may find themselves accountable for serious animal attacks. At Fine, Farkash & Parlapiano, P.A., in Gainesville, Florida, we represent traumatized and scarred clients who have fallen victim to a dog bite or other animal attack.
Contact us immediately at 352-562-7809. You may be shaken and hurt following a dog attack, but you need aggressive representation to hold the negligent owner responsible for his or her lack of action.
Overcoming Challenges To Your Dog Bite Claim
Just because pet owners are strictly liable by law for a dog bite does not mean an animal attack claim is easy. With Florida homeowners’ insurance policies sometimes excluding coverage for animal attacks, we face obstacles in securing the compensation you deserve.
However, our experience and knowledge of the law helps us to leave no stone unturned in seeking a source of compensation for your injuries.
Compassion For Injured Clients And Their Children
The attorneys at the Alachua County law firm of Fine, Farkash & Parlapiano, P.A., are compassionate with injured clients and their families. Physical and emotional scarring often occurs following a dog bite. Love for the animal can turn into pure fear of the animal, particularly with small children.
We know how to move forward aggressively with a dog bite claim.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced personal injury lawyer regarding an attack that resulted in a dog bite, please contact us. We represent clients with a variety of premises liability claims.