Florida gives the injured victims of dog bites and other animal attacks the right to sue the negligent pet owner for financial damages.
Florida Law On Dog Bites
Dog bite law in Florida exists to protect the rights of injured victims. This is a strict liability statute, which means you don’t need to prove negligence to obtain compensation. Moreover, you will need to verify other elements, such as:
- A dog bit you
- The dog bit you in a lawfully private place or public place
It can be challenging to prove that you were legally present when the dog bite happened in a private place. An experienced attorney will show the necessary evidence to prove you were invited on the property and not trespassing.