The dog bite statute in Florida is located in Statute 767.04. It states that a dog owner is liable for injuries if the dog bites another person in public or while lawfully in a private place, regardless of the dog's former viciousness or the 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 house, the homeowner is liable for the injuries if the dog bites them. 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.
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