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  • Owner’s Liability for a Dog Bite

    If you or a child of yours has been bitten by a dog, give us a call today as you might be entitled to damages for the injuries suffered! The Bantner Firm has the trial experience to win!

    Bite to a Person

    Under Florida law (Fla. Stat. 767.04), a dog’s owner is strictly liable for any injuries caused to another person by their dog. This is true whether the attack occurs in a public place or even in the owner’s home, so long as the victim was lawfully on the owner’s property. 

    However, if the owner has posted a “Bad Dog” sign in a prominent place on the property, it may preclude recovery. If the victim is under 6-years-old or the owner is otherwise negligent, recovery may still be had. 

    Bite to Another Domestic Animal

    The owner of a dog is also liable for any damage done to other “domestic animals” as that term is defined in Fla. Stat. 585.01. (Fla. Stat. 767.01). 

    A “domestic animal” is defined as any equine or bovine animal, goat, sheep, swine, domestic cat, dog, poultry, ostrich, emu, rhea, or other domesticated beast or bird.

    As such, if you’re pet has been injured or killed by another’s dog, give The Bantner Firm a call today at 813.397.3965! As best as we can, we want to make sure that you are compensated for the injuries or death of your pet!

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