Domestic animals are usually considered to be beloved family members, but when a pet suddenly attacks someone the owner is usually quick to claim that they should not be responsible for its actions. However, Florida law stipulates that the owner of a pet is liable for all actions taken by their pet, regardless of provocation or prior history. This statute of strict liability provides recourse for victims of animal attacks from dogs to dangerous exotic pets.
Dog bites are the most reported form of domestic animal attacks in the United States, and are responsible for hundreds of injuries and deaths each year nationwide. Many mistakenly believe that if they were attacked by a dog that had no previous history of violence, they cannot find recourse from the owner for their injuries. However, Florida law states that the owner of a dog or other pet is liable for damages suffered regardless of the animal’s prior history or the owner’s knowledge of potential viciousness. A dog bite is a traumatic event, and there is a very real possibility that someone who suffers an animal attack injury will have to miss work and incur many other costs related to the incident. Pursuing dog bite lawyers to recoup damages is the law and your right.
Florida law stipulates that the owner of a pet is liable for all actions taken by their pet, regardless of provocation or prior history.
As experienced dog bite attorneys, we represent the victims of vicious animal attacks and their families when owners of dangerous animals put them in harm’s way. Our experienced dog bite attorneys have handled all types of dog bite lawsuits over the years. If you are in need of Tampa Bay dog bite lawyer, contact PERENICH The Law Firm today to speak to one of our experienced dog bite attorneys and see how we can help you.
Florida is also fast becoming a home of a growing population of exotic and non-native pets. In addition to posing a threat to the local ecosystem, they can also seriously harm those who are not familiar with their behaviors. If you or a family member has been injured by an exotic pet, such as a species of python, venomous snake or other animal the owner retains liability for the attack and you are entitled to seek compensation for your injuries and other damages.
If you or a family member has been injured by an animal attack you are entitled to seek compensation for your injuries and other damages.
Animal attacks, both domestic and exotic, have become a troubling epidemic affecting thousands of victims, most of whom are children, in Florida each year. While taking care and keeping your face a safe distance away from pets and practicing other safety measures can help reduce the risk of attack, it is nearly impossible to avoid or prevent every dog bite.The experienced Florida dog bite attorneys at PERENICH The Law Firm have the knowledge, experience, and resources necessary to investigate the cause of an incident, determine the degree of fault on behalf of the pet owner, and pursue a fair and just recovery for the damages on behalf of the victim.
The Tampa Bay area is home to thousands of pet owners, and we understand the joys and risks ownership of a dog or other pet carries with it. By holding negligent or irresponsible pet owners accountable for the actions of their pets, PERENICH The Law Firm hopes to help ensure a safer society not only for those vulnerable to attack, but also for the responsible pet owners who take the appropriate measures to help prevent dog bites.
Contact PERENICH The Law Firm today to speak with a Tampa Bay Dog Bite Lawyer!