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An overview of dog bite laws in Florida

On Behalf of | Jul 27, 2022 | Dog Bites |

Dogs are friendly, funny creatures that worm their way into our hearts. Many dog owners in Florida would never expect their pet to act violently and bite someone, but they might. It does not matter how big the dog is or what breed the dog is. Any dog who feels threatened can lash out and bite someone.

Dog attacks can cause serious injuries. Dog bite victims will want to educate themselves on dog bite laws in Florida.

Dog bite laws in Florida

A dog owner may be responsible if their dog bites someone under the following circumstances. First, the dog-bite victim must lawfully be in a public place or a private place. Second, it does not matter if the dog acted viciously in the past, or whether the dog owner knew their pet might be vicious.

Dog owners can place a “Bad Dog” sign on their premises. However, if the bite is proximately caused by the negligence of the dog owner, the dog owner may be held liable for the dog bite.

Take action if you are bitten by a dog

Dog bites can cause devastating injuries. Dog bites can cause lacerations, broken bones and permanent scarring. Moreover, they can cause severe emotional distress.

You should never have to suffer from a life-long fear of dogs. Moreover, you should not be left to pay the bills for the medical care that results from a dog bite. If you have been bitten by a dog, you will want to make sure you know whether you can hold the dog owner responsible for the injuries you suffered.