Dog Bite Attorney Miami

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A dog bite is a nightmare scenario for almost anyone because of the number of things that can make the initial bite even worse. Infection is a huge concern, as is blood loss, nerve damage, plus there is the trauma of the attack itself. Anyone in Miami who has been bitten by a dog needs to seek treatment immediately because their health is their primary concern.

Robert J. Fiore, Trial Lawyer, will do everything in his power to make sure that you receive compensation for any medical expenses and psychological trauma caused by the dog bite. Robert J. Fiore has over three decades of experience fighting for people in Miami who have been bitten by dogs due to the negligence of that dog’s owner. Let Robert J. Fiore be your advocate so that you can get fairly compensated and so that no one else gets bitten by the dog that injured you.

Who Is Liable For a Dog Attack?

In most cases, it is the owner of the dog who is responsible for their dog attacking and biting someone. That is the case even if the dog did not previously display any aggressive tendencies, which means that the owner would have been unaware that their pet presented a danger to anyone. There are some exceptions to this rule, however. 

If the dog was provoked by the victim, then the negligence of the victim will be accounted for when it is time to calculate the damages stemming from the attack. The other exception is if the attack took place on the dog owner’s property and the owner provided a clearly legible warning sign indicating that their dog is dangerous. In that case, the owner is not liable for the attack. There is an exception if the victim of the attack is under six years old. In all other cases, the owner is responsible for the dog bite if the incident took place on their property.  

Complications of a Dog Bite

After getting bitten by a dog, you might understandably be a little—or a lot—shaken, but you should try and keep your wits about you so that you can follow the proper procedures. First, try and get some distance between you and the animal. Next, if the owner is nearby, you should ask them about their dog’s vaccination history. You should then see about treating the bite, either by yourself if it’s not too serious, or by a medical professional if it is. 

You need to get the bite taken care of because there are several serious complications that can arise from a dog bite:

  • Bacterial Infection 
  • Rabies
  • Tetanus
  • Nerve and/or Muscle Damage
  • Broken Bones
  • Permanent Scarring
  • Death

If you detect any signs of infection from the bite, then you should see a doctor as soon as possible.

How Can a Miami Dog Bite Attorney Help You?

A dog bite is a subset of personal injury law, and as with all personal injuries, an attorney can get you compensation for the damages you received from the injury. That means compensation for any medical expenses, lost wages due to being unable to work, pain and suffering, and any other damages caused by the dog bite. 

Contact Robert J. Fiore If You Have Been Bitten By a Dog in Miami

There are many serious complications that can arise because of a dog bite and the owner of the dog needs to be held responsible for them. Robert J. Fiore can hold the negligent owner responsible for the actions of their dog. Robert J. Fiore will do his best to make sure that you receive the proper compensation so that you can take care of the consequences of the dog bite. So get in touch with Robert J. Fiore if you are a Miami resident that has been bitten by a dog that was not closely monitored by its owner; he can make sure that they are held legally accountable and that you get compensation for the damage they caused to you.