Dog Bite Accidents Lawyer
What should I do right after I have been involved in a Dog Bite accident in Florida?
If you’ve been a victim of a dog bite injury let the experience of Robert E. Gluck personal injury attorney help you.
Most dangerous dog breeds include:
- Pit Bulls
- Doberman Pinschers
- German Shepherds
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When someone is injured as a result of a dog bite in Florida, they need an experienced Personal Injury Lawyer to help them. No doubt, an attack by a dog (or other animal) who bites, knocks you down or otherwise causes you injury, can be terrifying enough. The situation gets even worse when the medical bills and lost wages begin to mount and you find out that the owner of the animal may not be providing you any financial assistance whatsoever. It is at that time you realize you need a lawyer’s help.
You will need a lawyer experienced in handling animal attack cases because this area of law is a little different than other areas of personal injury law in Florida and the lawyer representing you needs to be familiar with these differences. The main difference is the fact that most insurance policies attempt to exclude animal/dog attack cases from their coverage. Without coverage, you will not be able to recover any money damages, unless you happen to get bitten by a dog with a very rich owner.
Florida law provides that you are entitled to money damages if you are injured by a dog bite, against the dog owner, if you can showthat you did not provoke the dog or that you did not enter a property that had a “bad dog” warning sign visible at the entrance.
Many other states require the injured party to prove that the dog owner knew of the propensity of their dog to bite by showing the dog had bitten in the past. In Florida, the dog owner can be responsible for the first “bite” even when the dog had never in the past shown signs of aggression.
The key to these cases is usually finding insurance coverage that will be available to pay your claim for injuries as a result of a dog attack. Most home owner’s insurance policies in Florida, especially Citizens policies, exclude dog or animal attacks from coverage. If there is no insurance coverage for the attack, than most lawyers will immediately drop the case because you can’t get “blood out of a stone” and without insurance coverage, these claims usually go nowhere.
At the Law Office of Robert E. Gluck, P.A., we have been successful in representing people for dog attacks even when there is an exclusion on a home owner’s policy for dog attacks. You need to hire a lawyer who is willing to carefully review all insurance policies in this regard to explore any possibility of a loop hole in these policies that would allow coverage.
For example, in March, 2011, I represented a lady who was walking her dog down the street when she was attacked and knocked down by the dog of a neighbor. She sustained a fractured ankle in the attack and as a waitress, suffered substantial damages, including lost wages for four months. Many law firms rejected her case because the homeowner had Citizens insurance with an “air tight” dog exclusion in their policy. I was able to review the policy carefully and determine that it excluded coverage for dogs owned by the “insured” (who was the home owner). Since the property was rented, the tenant’s dog was not excluded on the policy and if I can show the owner knew the dogs were on his property and that they have been a menace to the neighborhood and that the landlord failed to get his tenant to remove the dogs, there in fact would be insurance coverage through Citizens for such a dog attack situation and I was able to recover $100,000.00 for this client where many lawyers would have assumed no coverage exists and would have dropped her case.
Call my law firm in any animal attack situation and depending on the details, I will explore all possibilities to obtain a money recovery for your injuries and losses.
Robert E. Gluck has been working aggressively to pursue positive, client outcomes for every personal injury case he takes on. Unlike those larger, “power” firms – only interested in the volume and number of personal injury cases, instead of the people behind each case – Robert Gluck knows every one of his clients, and dedicates his efforts to creating a personal relationship with each of them. He carefully chooses his cases, giving him a caseload that helps him maintain a better level of personal and professional service for his clients.
With Robert Gluck, you are guaranteed a personal injury lawyer who has the experience, boldness, and compassion to bring you a recovery on your claims. He will work with you personally, and, like all of his clients, you will get his cell phone number. Contact him today!