Animal Attack Attorneys
Dog bites and other animal attacks can lead to serious personal injury and often have legal implications. In the state of Florida, animal attacks are covered by two strains of the law: strict liability and negligence.
A dog attack can be a terrifying situation as well as potentially producing physical limitations or disfigurement. If you or someone you know has been bitten by a dog or been injured in another animal attack, the experienced lawyers at Sanchez & Brown can help you understand how the law applies to your case and whether you can pursue legal action for compensation.
Strict Liability Law involving Florida animal attacks
While in some states the animal’s owner is only liable if the animal has previously attacked someone else, this is not the case in Florida. If you were injured from a dog bite or a similar animal attack, the animal’s owner is automatically liable (unless you were trespassing on his/her property at the time, were provoking the animal, or if your own negligence somehow contributed to the attack).