How To Determine If A Dog Bite Case Is A Good Case in FL
When people come into our office in Tampa, FL with a dog bite case, one of the things we’re looking at is the extent of the injuries. The next thing we look at is the history of the dog, in other words, has it bitten someone else, has it displayed vicious propensities such as snapping, aggressively chasing someone, jumping up on people, things of that nature that show a vicious propensity in the dog. One of the things that’s important to know that in Florida there is a statute that holds dog owners strictly liable, in other words you don’t need to prove negligence that they were careless in their handling or safe guarding of the dog, strictly liable for any damages caused by the dog to include a dog bite, medical bills, scarring and things of that nature. We basically look at the amount of injuries and also we look at the propensity of a viciousness in the dog and who might be responsible for the dog in the terms of the owner, in terms of a landlord and apartment management company and individuals like that.