Florida law states that if you are bitten by a dog, you may be able to file a claim against the dog’s owner. Liability applies even if the owner did not have previous knowledge of the dog’s vicious behavior.
That being said, if you were partly responsible for the bite, the dog’s owner’s liability will be reduced. Also, the owner will not be liable if the owner’s property has posted warning signs about the dog’s propensity to bite. The only exception is if the bite victim is under 6 years of age.
If you’ve been bitten by a dog, the first thing you need to do is seek immediate medical attention to prevent infection. This is crucial, since failing to do so could result in rashes, nausea, fever, muscle aches, and can sometimes affect your nervous system.
Once you have received necessary medical attention, contact us for assistance. At Carey Leisure & Neal, we have decades of experience representing clients in dog bite cases. All of our attorneys are Board Certified experts recognized as such within the legal industry. When you become our client, we are available for you 24/7.
Contact us at (727) 799-3900 for a free no-obligation consultation and case evaluation.