Florida Dog Bite Injury Law
Every year, around 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs in the United States. Attacks by dogs can be unpredictable; they can be unprovoked and can range from minor injuries to death of the victim.
Florida’s dog bite law states that if the bite happens in a public place, or to a person lawfully located on private property, the owner of the dog will likely be held liable. A victim, for example, who is trespassing on private property, is not considered to be “lawfully” on the property, and may not be entitled to damages.
Florida law tends to be more favorable to dog bite victims over the dog owners. The owner is usually deemed responsible for the dog’s behavior whether or not the owner has any prior knowledge of the dog’s capability of attacking.
Should You Consult a Lawyer for a Dog Bite or Attack on You or a Loved One?
If you answer “yes” to any of the following questions, you may benefit from a consultation from one of our experienced attorneys:
• Did the attack take place on public property or lawfully in a private place?
• Was the dog’s owner in violation of a leash law when it occurred?
• Was the attack unprovoked?
• Did the bite or attack cause any medical expenses and/or long term medical issues?
Victims of dog attacks can recover compensation for lost income, pain and suffering, medical bills, and future medical treatment.
Have you or a loved one been injured from a dog bite or attack? Contact an experienced St. Petersburg personal injury attorney at Jones Law Group today. When you contact our office we will immediately either put you on the phone with one of our attorneys, or set an appointment where you will meet your attorney and be provided with his/her contact information. If you do not have transportation or you cannot drive, your attorney will travel to meet you and discuss your case with you.
Call an experienced personal injury attorney in St. Petersburg at Jones Law Group at (727) 571-1333 during regular business hours or (727) 753-8657 on weekends or after regular business hours. We will evaluate your case for free and you will never pay us a dime unless we recover compensation for your injuries.
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