Dogs bite more than 4.7 million people in the United States each year. Victims of dog bites may suffer from debilitating and painful injuries that can result in permanent damage or disability. Deep wounds, punctures, infection, disease, permanent scarring and disfigurement are common.
Michael L. Morgan Law Group in Sarasota, Florida, is dedicated to helping victims of dog bites recover compensation for their losses. Damages in dog bite cases are typically covered by homeowners insurance. Send us an email or call (941) 218-8220 to talk to a lawyer about your injury case. We offer free initial consultations for injury victims.
Florida Dog Bite Laws
In Florida, dog owners are to be held legally responsible if their dog bites or otherwise attacks someone. The law states:
- The owner of any dog is liable for damages suffered by any person who is bitten by the dog while in a public place or lawfully in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner's knowledge of such viciousness.
- Under the terms of the law, it is the responsibility of the owner to restrain the dog and keep it from biting. If a dog bites or injures someone, the owner will be held responsible for the incident and liable for paying damages to the victim. Even if the dog never bit anyone or displayed signs of aggression before, the owner can still be held liable for the attack.
Schedule a Free Consultation Concerning an Animal Attack
When you come to our office, attorney Michael L. Morgan will sit down with you to discuss your dog bite case and explain your rights under the law. If you retain our services, we will immediately begin conducting our own investigation into your dog bite, collecting necessary evidence, consulting medical experts, and doing whatever else is necessary to build a strong injury claim and enhance your potential recovery.