Dog Bites

Miami Dog Bite Lawyer

Animal attacks such as dog bites can happen in an instant, and can be difficult or impossible to predict. While domesticated animals are usually docile and friendly, we cannot completely eradicate their wild instincts. Few dogs are truly vicious, but any dog can bite or attack when startled or scared – which can happen for many reasons.

Unfortunately, many victims of dog bites and other animal attacks are small children. They do not have the experience necessary to exercise caution around unfamiliar animals. When they approach a dog in the wrong way, the results can be tragic.

Florida Statutes §767.04 establishes that dog owners are liable if their dog attacks someone, even if the dog never before displayed any viciousness and the owner had no reason to believe the dog would attack. This is in contrast to most personal injury liability, which depends on the injury having been foreseeable.

It’s important to note you don’t have to suffer an actual bite in order to seek compensation. You may have been knocked down, chased, or had a dog injure your pet or damage your property. The dog owner may be liable in each of these cass.

Landlords may also be responsible for a tenant’s dog attacking someone. This, however, does require the plaintiff to show that the attack was foreseeable.

Compensation available to dog bite victims includes medical expenses, lost income due to time away from work, pain and suffering, and damage to property.

I am a big believer in responsible pet ownership. Dog owners must know their duty to others’ safety, and if they neglect that duty, they must be held accountable. As your personal injury attorney, I will work as hard as I can to get you the compensation you deserve. And, as with any other case I work, if a fair and just settlement cannot be obtained, I stand ready to take your case all the way to a jury verdict.

Remember, dog owners have a responsibility to prevent their dogs from being able to attack you, regardless of whether they could have predicted the attack. If you or a loved one are attacked by an animal, first seek medical attention immediately. Then call me, Jordan Redavid, for a free initial consultation.

Additional Services

I handle all varieties of criminal defense, DUI, civil rights and personal injury cases.


In criminal defense, results matter most. I am able to handle a wide variety of criminal matters successfully, including:

  • Traffic Offenses
  • Juvenile
  • Theft
  • Criminal Records
  • Conspiracy
  • DUI
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Drug Charges
  • Weapons Charges
  • Fraud & White Collar
  • Violent Crimes
  • Appeals
  • Sex Offenses


I began my career as Miami DUI attorney, and have valuable experience protecting individuals facing a DUI charge.

  • DUI Defense Options
  • DUI Penalties
  • Refusing Breath/Blood/Urine
  • Field Sobriety Exercises
  • Intoxilyzer 8000
  • Back on Track (BOT)
  • Boating Under the Influence


My goal is to get involved as early as possible to do everything I can to help you or your loved one.

  • Cultivating/Manufacturing
  • Possession
  • Paraphernalia
  • Sale/Trafficking
  • FL v. Federal
  • Medical Marijuana in Florida


These crimes usually involve a variety of state and federal laws, and they demand the attention to detail I will give them.

  • Accounting Fraud
  • Extortion
  • Bank Fraud
  • Government Fraud
  • Bribery
  • Medicare/Medicaid & Healthcare Fraud
  • Counterfeiting & Forgery
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Import/Export
  • Embezzlement
  • Breach of Contract
  • Insider Trading
  • Investment Fraud
  • Internet Crimes
  • Mail & Wire Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Racketeering


Our rights serve as the bedrock of our democratic society. That’s why when those rights are violated, the violators need to be brought to justice.

  • Civil Rights
  • Civil action for deprivation of rights (42 U.S.C. § 1983)
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • Breach of Contract


The key to success in such cases is not limited to what occured; it is also tied to how you and your lawyer respond.

  • Auto Accidents
  • Negligent Security
  • Slip and Fall
  • Dog Bites
  • Product Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful death

For help right away, or a free initial consultation, email any time of the day or night, or call 305-938-9939. I answer calls and email 24/7.