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Dog Bite Injuries Can Prompt Personal Injury Claims

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People love their pets. Kind, loving dogs may even be treated as members of a family. But there are times when dogs can be dangerous. Some animals attack people. Dog bites can be unexpected, painful, and lead to medical expenses. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that nearly 1 in 5 people… Read More »

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Have You Been Bitten By A Dog?

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Every year 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs. Even worse, the Agency for Health Research and Quality reports that over 300,000 visits to the emergency room occur due to severe dog bites in the United States. The state of Florida has specific statutes and laws that govern dog owners’ responsibilities and liabilities to… Read More »

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What to Do if You Are Bitten by a Dog

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While dogs are supposedly man’s best friend, sometimes they don’t act like it. Dogs can get frightened or teased, and in response, bite or maul a person. They can end up causing serious injuries and even death. Dog bites are very common. In the United States, 4.7 million dog bites occur every year. Of… Read More »

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Understanding Florida’s Strict Liability Dog Bite Statute

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Americans love dogs. The ASPCA estimates that with about 78 million dogs living as members of the family, roughly 44 percent of all households in the country have a dog. So, it can be a very touchy subject when someone is bitten and seriously injured by a beloved member of the family. Indeed, man’s… Read More »

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What are the Laws on Dog Bites in Florida?

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If you have a dog or are a victim of a dog bite, it is important to have a basic understanding of the Florida laws that govern recovery and liability. Florida is in the minority of states when it comes to dog bite laws, and it does not follow the traditional, common law approaches… Read More »

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Have You Been Injured By An Animal? Strict Liability, Part II

By Tom Roman |

As you may know, in Florida, there are two(2) statutes that deal with strict liability of damage done by dogs: The first is Fla.Stat. §767.01, and seems to encompass Fla.Stat. §767.01: Fla.Stat. §767.01–Dog owner’s liability for damages to persons, domestic animals, or livestock,  owners of dogs shall be liable for any damage done by… Read More »

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Dog Bites in Florida

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A dog bite can be a frightening experience for the victim of the bite. In Florida, dog owners are strictly liable for the damages done by their dogs when they bite or attack someone who is in a public place or lawfully in a private place. It doesn’t matter whether the owner had any… Read More »

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Were You Attacked By a Dog?

By Michael Lentini |

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… Read More »

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