In this video, Alan Sackrin answers a question that he has been asked many times before by clients and visitors to this site. If you have questions after watching the video, Alan is available to talk with you now and answer your questions free of charge:
Q: What do you have to prove to get compensation in a Florida dog bite lawsuit?
A: In order to obtain compensation in a Florida Dog Bite Lawsuit, you must prove whose dog bit you or injured you. Sometimes that’s more difficult than one thinks. You must prove that you were injured by a dog, and that you did not instigate the dog or tease the dog, and cause the dog to come and attack you. Most situations in Florida there is strict liability on the part of a dog owner, and a dog owner is responsible for injuries caused by their dog in almost every instance. You also of course, must prove that you were injured as a result of the dog bite, or the aggressive actions of a dog. Many times a significant and serious bites and scars that result from dog injuries and many times if a dog chases after you causing you to injure yourself, you’re able to obtain compensation for whatever injuries that resulted from either a dog bite or from the aggressive actions of a dog.
QUICK FACTS: According to Florida’s Statute of Limitations, you have 4 years from the date of the dog bite injury to file a lawsuit. However, if a death resulted from the bite, the deadline to file a lawsuit is 2 years.
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Do you have questions or comments? Then please feel free to send Alan an email or call him now at (954) 458-8655.