Dog Bite Attorneys

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A dog standing on a sidewalk in Florida, representing Rue & Ziffra's legal services for dog bite cases.

Your Compassionate Dog Bite Attorneys in Central Florida

Dog bites can inflict severe injuries, leading to complex recovery processes both physically and psychologically. At Rue & Ziffra, we understand the profound impact a dog attack can have on victims and their families. Our experienced dog bite attorney team is dedicated to ensuring you receive the necessary financial support to navigate the aftermath of such an incident, covering medical treatments, psychological counseling, and other recovery-related needs.

The Severity of Dog Bite Injuries

Dog attacks are not only traumatic but can lead to serious health complications, including the risk of infection. With a significant portion of victims being children, the urgency for expert legal representation cannot be overstated. Dog bites can necessitate emergency medical attention, reconstructive surgeries, and long-term care for scars, chronic pain, and emotional trauma.

Florida’s Legal Stance on Dog Bites

Unlike other states, Florida does not have a “one free bite” rule that protects dog owners. In Florida, a dog owner can be held liable the first time their dog attacks, and proof that the dog had a “vicious propensity” is not required. This is clear under Section 767.04 of the Florida Statutes:

“The owner of any dog that bites any person while such person is on or in a public place, or lawfully on or in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, is liable for damages suffered by persons bitten, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owners’ knowledge of such viciousness.”

Simply put, this means: If you or your child has been bitten by someone else’s dog, you are entitled to seek just compensation. You do not need to prove that the owner was at fault for allowing the attack to occur.

Why Rue & Ziffra for Your Dog Bite Claim

Local Presence: As a firm deeply embedded in Volusia and Flagler Counties for over 40 years, we offer unparalleled local expertise and accessibility for your dog bite claim.

Extensive Experience: Our attorneys bring together over 195 years of collective legal experience, ensuring knowledgeable and effective representation for every client.

Client-Centric Approach: Our commitment is in your best interests. We offer transparent guidance and advocate for the full compensation you deserve.

Team-Based Representation: Unlike firms that may delegate to paralegals or single attorneys, we leverage our collective experience, providing you with a robust legal team dedicated to your case.

Community Commitment: Our pride in serving our community goes beyond legal representation. We actively contribute to making our community a safer and more supportive place for all residents.

Navigating Florida’s Dog Bite Laws with Rue & Ziffra

Under Florida law, dog owners are held liable for bites occurring in public or lawful private places, with few exceptions. Our expertise in navigating these laws means we can effectively address potential defenses, ensuring you have the strongest possible claim for compensation.

Why Choose Us for Your Dog Bite Case

Selecting Rue & Ziffra means choosing a firm that not only deeply understands the legal landscape of dog bite claims in Florida but also values the personal well-being and recovery of each client. We believe in providing not just legal representation, but compassionate support throughout your recovery journey.

If you or a loved one has suffered from a dog bite, don’t navigate this challenging time alone. Contact Rue & Ziffra for a free consultation, and let us help you secure the justice and compensation you need to move forward. With us, you gain a team of advocates dedicated to your recovery and well-being, ensuring you have everything to gain and nothing to lose in seeking the justice you deserve.