Dog Bite Cases in South Florida
Dog Bite Cases in Florida
Every year there are 4.5 million incidents of dog bites. Nearly 2 million are children. Hundreds of thousands of these dog bites require some kind of medical attention and up to 2 dozen people will die as a result of a dog attack.
Legal Rights of Dog Attack Victims in Florida: The legal rights of a dog bite victim heavily depend upon where the animal attack happened since laws can vary down to the city level. In Florida, dog bite law is a mixture of state and local law. Also, the circumstances of what may have led to the attack are very important, such as whether someone was negligent, whether someone violated a leash law, a person who had an animal that has a history of getting loose or injuring people, and other factors. The laws are intended to protect people from being needlessly victimized from irresponsible dog owners.