What Is Florida’s Dog Bite Statute?
The dog bite statute in Florida is located in Statute 767.04 and states that a dog owner is liable for injuries if the dog bites another person who is in a public or in a lawfully private place regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or owner’s knowledge of such viciousness. For example, someone has a guest in their home and their dog bites the guest. Because the person was a guest in the home, if the dog bites them, the homeowner is liable for the injuries. If an individual takes their dog to the dog park and their dog bites someone in the dog park, the dog owner is responsible for the injuries. Read More
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