Florida Dog Bite Lawyers

Work with our Florida dog bite lawyers to receive compensation. Eltringham Law Group represents dog bite victims to seek monetary payment for injuries and suffering.

If you have been hurt by a dog, contact our injury lawyers. See what your options are and begin your case today.

Lawyers in Florida for Dog Bite Victims

Dog bite injuries can be serious and very often need medical attention. Dog attacks can require missing work and result in significant pain. Sometimes, a dog bite can be life-changing due to the severity of the injuries inflicted in the attack.

When you need legal assistance, our lawyers can assist you. We can determine your legal options, calculate the value of your case and pursue your compensation.

Call or message us today for your consultation and to start your case.

Resolving dog bite claims for our clients

Many dog bite claims are settled through insurance. For example, many homeowner insurance policies have dog bite coverage. The owner may be a friend or family member. Know that it may be possible to get compensation even if the injury occurred on the property of someone you know and without taking them to court.

Our representation is personalized for your situation. Contact us today to learn more and see how our lawyers can represent you.

Types of Dog Bite Injuries

  • Cuts, lacerations, and bruises
  • Scars, disfigurement
  • Permanent loss of movement in a hand or other limb
  • Paralysis, nerve damage
  • Broken bones
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Wrongful death

Dog bite injuries range from minor to extremely serious. Compensation is based, in part, on the severity of your injuries and the way that they impact your life.

Representing adults and children

Sadly, many dog bite victims are children. For example, we have had way too many cases where children were viciously attacked by the family dog while on a play date with a school friend. Our lawyers represent both children and adults who have suffered injury from a dog bite.

Dog Bite Laws in Florida

Florida has strict liability for many dog bite cases. The dog owner doesn’t get one “free bite” under the dog bite statute. So if you’re bit by your neighbor’s dog in Florida, you don’t have to prove that their dog has bitten someone before. This means it could be easier to collect under Florida’s dog bite statute than in other states.

Florida’s dog bite law is Florida Statutes § 767.04. It says that a dog owner is liable for damages to a person that the dog has bitten. Comparative negligence (contributory fault on the part of the victim) applies only under very limited circumstances where the victim intentionally provoked the dog or ignored a posted “bad dog” warning sign when they entered the dog owner’s property. Absent those special circumstances, the dog owner is 100% liable for any injuries sustained in a dog attack.

Liability for a dog bite in Florida may be based on the following:

  • Strict liability, in violation of Florida dog, bite law § 767.04
  • Negligence, or a lack of reasonable care
  • Negligence per se, like violating leash laws or allowing the dog to roam
  • Intentional conduct, like encouraging biting or aggressive behaviors

Our lawyers look at all legal theories and options that may be applicable in your case.

Compensation Available for a Dog Bite Victim

Your dog bite case may be worth more than you think. The compensation you receive may include payments for:

  • Emergency medical bills
  • Follow-up medical care
  • Medical supplies like dressing and wraps
  • Physical therapy
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional anguish
  • Mental health damages
  • Loss of income
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Physical disfigurement and scars

A dog bite injury impacts you in physical, financial, and emotional ways. What you receive should reflect the different types of losses. Our lawyers know how to value cases, and we work to ensure you don’t receive too little.

Dog Bite Lawsuit FAQs

Can I sue for a dog bite in Florida?

Florida has dog bite laws that are favorable to victims. If you’re bitten by a dog owned by someone else, and you were not trespassing at the time, there is a good chance that you can sue.

What kind of lawyer do I need for a dog bite in Florida?

The kind of lawyer you need for a dog bite in Florida is an injury lawyer. At Eltringham Law Group, we specialize in helping victims who are hurt in Florida and beyond. We can handle your dog bite case.

How much can you get for a dog bite in Florida?

How much you can get for a dog bite depends on several factors – the extent of your injuries, their impact on your life, the legal liability of the owner, and insurance policies can all impact how much you can get.

How our Experienced Dog Bite Lawyers Can Help You

  • Guidance with what you can do right now to help your case
  • Investigation of what occurred and your right to claim a payment
  • Preservation and building of evidence
  • Exploring opportunities to collect payment like insurance policies
  • Starting your case, filing legal paperwork
  • Pursuing your legal strategy and your case
  • Negotiations, presenting your case at trial
  • Guiding you through the legal process

Consultations Available – Talk to Us Today

At Eltringham Law Group, we know why we do what we do. Unexpected injuries can inflict devastating pain and financial hardship. Our team of professionals seek justice.

Contact us for a consultation. We are accepting new dog bite cases today.

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5 star review

I usually never leave reviews, good or bad, but for this instance, I most definitely had to. David and Marnie were both AMAZING. They made me feel comfortable and confident in their ability to resolve my case. I was walking in a crosswalk and was hit by a vehicle resulting in having to go to the hospital. I sustained injuries from this that I am still in the midst of dealing with. I contacted the firm and was able to speak with them via zoom immediately. I decided to sign with them on a Monday evening (3 days after my accident) and by Tuesday afternoon (the very next day) my case was settled. And settled for the very max that was able to be obtained. I attribute a lot of this to not only the expertise of the firm, but the relationships that Marnie has built with her experience working as a lawyer within a major insurance provider, which just so happened to be the insurance provider involved in my case. This is incredibly atypical for a case to be settled this quickly, especially with this outcome. It has been two weeks to the day today that my accident has happened and my case has already been resolved. I am blessed and more than happy that I decided to hire this firm. Every case is different, but I can bet that this firm will handle your case with care and the utmost professionalism. I pray I never have to go through a situation like this again, but if I did, I wouldn’t hesitate to call this law firm. Thank you guys very much!!


5 star review

I highly recommend Eltringham Law Group to anyone seeking legal advice after having a car accident. David Eltringham and his entire staff gave me the personal attention I needed during a very difficult and painful time. David took the extra steps needed to ensure that I received the medical care I needed as well as the financial compensation I deserved. Harold Torres, Paralegal updated me every step of the way. Thank you Eltringham Law Group!

Laura Lauri

5 star review

I had such a great experience with Eltringham Law Group! I was always kept in the loop and the experience was so personal. I was always in close contact with Teresa who was an absolute pleasure to work with. I would definitely recommend Eltringham Law Group again and again – I couldn’t have asked for a better experience!!!

Alex Peacock

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Lighthouse™ is a system unique to Eltringham Law Group – Personal Injury & Car Accident Attorneys, it’s what makes us different from other personal injury attorneys. We built this program to hold our own attorneys accountable and make sure our clients are getting the care and consideration they deserve.

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Client Onboarding
Client Onboarding

The client meets with our Lighthouse Concierge Team to discuss the details of their potential case. A dedicated Lighthouse Team Member is assigned to the case to gather information and maintain constant communication with the client.

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Investigation Case Analyzer
Investigation Case Analyzer

The assigned Lighthouse Team Member gathers and assess all information related to the case. A majority of the information is processed, paperwork is submitted and any questions/concerns the Lighthouse Team has for the client are clearly communicated and addressed.

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Client Success Maximizer
Client Success Maximizer

The client meets with their Lighthouse Concierge Team Members to conduct a full review and explanation of the process. Both legal and medical records are reviewed and our team sets realistic and achievable expectations for the client.

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Phase 1 Medical
Phase 1 Medical

The client is undergoing treatment at this point of the process and the Lighthouse Concierge Team maintains consistent communication to monitor the treatment scheduled. Additional medical referrals and testing may be required at this point if recommended by the current medical provider.

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Phase 2 Medical
Phase 2 Medical

The client finalizes initial medical treatments that may include referrals to specialists, medical procedures, further testing and/or additional treatment recommendations by their medical providers.

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Resolution or Litigation
Resolution or Litigation

The Lighthouse Concierge Team is in communication with those involved with and/or responsible for the damages incurred in your case. Two possible outcomes at this stage are 1) an achieved settlement agreement or 2) the inability to achieve a fair settlement that will result in the Eltringham Law Group filing a law suit on your behalf.

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Post-Settlement Process
Post-Settlement Process

The case has completed and an agreement/resolution has been achieved with maximum in the best interest of the client. The Lighthouse Concierge Team meets with the client to fully explain the results and work diligently to finalize their case.

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