Dog Bites

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.

What Does Florida Law Say About Dog Bites?

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:

  • Their dog bites someone
  • The victim is in a public location or lawfully in a private area.

Dangerous Dogs

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:

  • They’ve aggressively attacked or caused severe injury to a person
  • They’ve severely injured or killed another animal on more than one occasion
  • They’ve charged or chased a person without provocation

Do You Need Legal Representation for a Dog Bite Case in Florida?

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!

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