Dogs, for the most part, are lovable companions that bring nothing but joy to their owners. However, at the wrong time or place, and with a bit of agitation, a dog could cause serious injury. If you have suffered an injury because of a dog bite, Murray & Associates, is here to guide you through the process so you can receive your just compensation.
When it comes to dog bites, Florida is a “strict liability” state. This means that the dog owner can be held liable for the injury even if they had no knowledge or warning that the dog might attack. When a dog owner is responsible for a bite, they need to meet the following two criteria:
Florida law also has specific statutes that apply to dogs with a history of violence. These regulations are intended to prevent aggressive dogs from harming people. If a declared “dangerous dog” attacks someone, the owner can be held criminally responsible.
The state of Florida considers dogs dangerous if:
Our Murray & Associates team is here to answer all your questions and give you the information you need to navigate your case. Get in touch with our office today to request a consultation!