Many people are dog owners and dogs are usually very friendly. However, a dog bite can be very serious because a bite can cause an infection, scarring or other damages. On occasion, a dog will chase a person without good reason and the person can be injured trying to escape from the dog.
In Florida, the owner of a dog is generally responsible for the actions of his dog. If a dog bites a person who is in a public place or is lawfully on private property, the owner of the dog is usually responsible for the incident. This rule can change if the person was teasing the dog or provoking the dog. The rule can also change if the dog owner had a sign on his property that said “Bad Dog.”
If you or a friend or family member has been injured in an incident with someone else’s dog, please contact our office for a free consultation.