The first thing attorneys must consider when discussing any type of personal injury case with a new client is whether the at-fault person has insurance, access to insurance or assets. If the at-fault person isn’t insured, doesn’t have access to insurance and doesn’t have any assets it is impossible to get compensation for the victim.
Dog bite cases follow the same standard procedure. If the dog owner has no access to insurance or assets there is no case. There are some circumstances in which the at-fault person has insurance but owned a dog that their insurance company refused to insure; therefore, you still can’t receive compensation because they weren’t supposed to have the dog. Landlords also can’t be held reliable in the state of Florida either unless they knew or had reason to know that a dog was biting people on their property.
If you have any questions about a dog bite or a dog attack case, please reach out to us. You can call us at 407-254-4901 or text us at 407-644-4444. We are always happy to offer a no obligation, free consultation to discuss your case with you.