Were You Attacked By a Dog?
Under Florida law, if you are injured by someone’s dog, the dog owner is strictly liable for any damages you sustain as a result, such as medical bills, pain and suffering including physical scarring, loss of income while you are disabled, etc. You do not have to prove that the dog owner was careless or at fault to be entitled to seek compensation for your damages. Of course, you should seek immediate medical treatment and report the dog attack to the police and your local animal control authority. It’s also important to photograph your injuries. Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible is important so that your legal rights are protected.