What do you have to prove to get compensation in a Florida dog bite lawsuit?

| February 7, 2017

In this video, Alan Sackrin answers a question that he has been asked many times before by clients and visitors to this site. If you have questions after watching the video, Alan is available to talk with you now and answer your questions free of charge: Q: What do you have to prove to get […]

In a dog bite case, does the term “owner” include a kennel owner or a veterinarian who undertakes care, custody, and control of the dog?

| July 13, 2016

According to Florida case law as of the date of this article, the term “owner” does not include a kennel owner or a veterinarian who undertakes care, custody, and control of the dog under an agreement with the actual owner. See: Wipperfurth v. Huie, 654 So.2d 116 (1995) Related: Dog Bites: Is Your Landlord Liable in Florida? […]

Are dog owners strictly liable for any damage done by their dogs?

| June 27, 2016

According to Florida case law as of the date of this article, yes, owners of dogs will be held strictly liable for any damage done to people by his or her dog. See:  Allstate Ins. Co. v. Greenstein, App. 3 Dist., 308 So.2d 561 (1975) Related: Dog Bite Lawyer Dog Bites: Is Your Landlord Liable in Florida? […]

Can the owner of a dog be held liable for injuries by his or her dog if the injured person provoked or aggravated the dog?

| June 20, 2016

According to Florida case law as of the date of this article, the owner of a dog cannot be held liable for injuries by his or her dog if the injured person was negligent in provoking or aggravating the dog. See:  Harris v. Moriconi, App. 1 Dist., 331 So.2d 353 (1976)   Related: Dog Bites: Is […]

Dog Bites: Is Your Landlord Liable in Florida?

| April 15, 2014

Last Update: 03/14/17 Florida’s dog bite law, which is found at Florida Statute 767.04 and is titled “Damage by Dogs”, states the following:   767.04 Dog owner’s liability for damages to persons bitten. The owner of any dog that bites any person while such person is on or in a public place, or lawfully on […]