John Winger—the protagonist in the movie Stripes—once famously proclaimed “There’s no animal that’s more faithful, loyal, or loveable than the mutt.” For the most part, he was spot on. Unfortunately, even man’s best friend can have a temper at times.
At Elstein Legal, our personal injury professionals in Miami Beach are skilled and experienced in handling dog bite cases and can determine whether or not you are entitled to financial compensation. We’re willing to help you find the help you need. However, we’ll first need to understand the specifics of your injury.
Miami Beach Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
According to the CDC, 4.5 million dog bites occur in the U.S. each year—800,000 of those resulting in medical care. If you’re among this group of dog bite victims, you might not be able to pay for these unexpected expenses.
As most know, you should never approach a dog without the permission of the owner. Dogs are powerful animals whose bites can cause trips to the emergency room for severe injuries. More often than not, pet owners do a good job of gauging the aggression of their dogs and entertaining strangers accordingly.
However, animal attacks can also occur from the negligence of a pet owner. In Miami Beach, the law states that all dogs who leave private property must be leashed at all times. If you or a loved one were injured as a result of a pet owner’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.
Types of Dog Bite and Animal Attack Injuries
Injuries one may receive as the result of an animal attack may include—but are not limited to—the following:
- Cuts, bruises, and abrasions
- Serious injury to the skin and other soft tissue
- Traumatic blood loss
- Musculoskeletal trauma
Although you may think you have a great shot at pursuing a Miami Beach dog bite case on your own, navigating the law can prove quite difficult. Like most businesses, insurance companies have their bottom line in mind and will do their best to guide you towards a settlement that works in their favor. As a result, you could struggle to pursue other avenues for compensation that you may be entitled to.
At Elstein, we can help you identify and traverse the legal obstacles that may come your way. For example, if you suffer a dog bite injury because a stranger’s dog approached without a leash, it may keep you from working normal hours at your job while you recover. To account for this, a Miami Beach animal attack lawyer can help you pursue lost wages. Additionally, our team can also address non-financial consequences such as pain and suffering.
Why Choose Elstein Legal to Represent your Case?
Since opening Elstein Legal in 2018, Miami personal injury attorney Brian L. Elstein has recovered millions on behalf of his deserving clients. A cum laude graduate of Nova Southeastern University, Brian Elstein honed his skills early as a member of the Nova Trial Association.
Today, he is recognized by The National Trial Lawyers as a Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer in Florida and has been selected to the 2022-2023 Florida Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers Magazine – a distinction given to only 2.5% of attorneys in Florida, and named 2022 Best Litigation Attorney by Expertise.com.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
If you have injuries due to someone else’s negligent behavior, you deserve compensation to help recover from your injuries. At Elstein Legal, we can help you with all aspects of your claim, including going to trial if necessary to ensure you get what you need.
Call us at (305) 299-2835 or contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case. There is no fee unless we win your case.