Dog Bite Cases in South Florida
Dog Bite Cases in Florida
Every year there are 4.5 million incidents of dog bites. Nearly two million are children. Hundreds of thousands of these dog bites require some kind of medical attention and up to two 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 attach are very important, such as whether someone was negligent, someone how 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.