According to the Center for Disease Control, more than 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year. Dog bites can result in lacerations, permanent deep scarring, nerve damage, and debilitating mental anguish. If you have been injured in a dog bite attack, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries.
Florida law holds dog owners responsible for any damage done to other people or animals. Dog owners are strictly liable for damage done to another individual in a public place, or to an individual who is legally on the dog owner’s property. Under Florida law, a dog owner is responsible for the damages, regardless of the owner’s prior knowledge of the dog being vicious.
A dog owner is not held liable (except if the victim is under the age of 6) if at the time of the injury, there is a visible and clearly readable sign present on the property, in a conspicuous location that includes the phrase “bad dog.” Liability also can be mitigated by an injured party’s negligent act or omission.
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