Dog Bite Injuries

By Jason T. Corsover  Sep. 2, 2010 9:13a

In Florida, a dog owner is liable for any damages that occur from his dog biting someone whether the incident happened in a public or private place (which includes the owner's home). If the victim of the dog bite was warned ahead of time, this liability can be reduced. If the dog causes damage to livestock or other domestic animals the owner can also be held liable as Florida law deems it the owner's responsibility to keep track of their dog and its actions. If the dog bites someone and causes severe damage, the dog may be quarantined for ten days at the owner's expense. In this type of case, the owner may also be charged with a crime and much harsher penalties can be carried out.

A dog can be labeled as a "dangerous dog" and may be confined. If it has been previously declared "dangerous" and bites someone without being provoked, it will be impounded and quarantined for ten days as well as destroyed unless a hearing determines otherwise. The exception to the rules above would be if a police or service dog bites someone, they would be exempt from the quarantine if they had an up to date rabies vaccination. Any dog bites that were received by a person who was committing a crime would also be exempt and would not be protected by the law.

What to Do if You or Someone You Love Have Been Bitten By a Dog

If you or someone you love has been bitten by a dog, you need to get help from a personal injury attorney who handles personal injury law and who is familiar with dog bite cases. At the Law Office of Jason T. Corsover, we represent clients in Fr. Lauderdale, Palm Beach County, Broward County, Plantation, Boca Raton and West Palm Beach for personal injury claims and even wrongful death. We provide honest, high quality representation to individuals and families to obtain justice and help them obtain maximum financial compensation. We have successfully handled dog bite cases and can aggressively help you seek compensation.

Dog bites can have lasting negative effects on people not only physically, but emotionally and, especially with children. The majority of dog bites in actual fact involve children and those whose negligence is responsible for any injury need to take responsibility and compensate you for any losses and sufferings. This will also help prevent something similar from happening to others. We will meet with you at your office, home or even a hospital at a time of your convenience.  

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer at our office to set up a free consultation. We will review the details of your specific case and will help you gain the maximum financial compensation possible.

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