Of all the personal injuries that occur in the U.S. each year, dog bites are probably among the last on your mind. Nonetheless, more than four million Americans (mostly children) suffer dog bites annually, and 20% of all bites become infected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
In terms of dog bites, Florida is a strict liability state. This means that a dog’s owner is responsible if:
The statute of limitations gives you up to four years to file a claim against the dog owner for your damages, including:
The owner of the dog can reduce or eliminate liability by proving any of the following:
Following some simple guidelines can help you prevent dog bites and avoid dealing with any of the legal issues above:
Get fair compensation for your damages by consulting an experienced dog bite accident attorney. Contact us online, start a chat, or call our Coral Springs office at 954-755-7803 to schedule a free consultation.