An attack by a vicious dog can be a traumatic experience and can result in serious permanent injuries. An attack can also be a truly frightening experience and, along with permanent visible scarring, can cause genuine mental anguish. If you have been attacked by a dog, you may incur significant medical costs and emotional pain and suffering. As a result, you need experienced legal representation.
Dog owners, property owners and business owners who negligently allow their dogs to bite people must be held responsible. Generally, Florida law imposes liability upon a dog owner for a dog bite when the dog bite victim is in a public place or lawfully in a private place, except when the dog is carelessly or mischievously provoked or when the owner has prominently displayed a “Bad Dog” sign.
An employer may also be held liable for a dog bite by an employee’s dog if the employer consented or encouraged the employee to bring the dog to the worksite, if the dog benefits the employer, if the dog is used by the employee within the scope of his job or if the employer had knowledge of the vicious propensities of the dog. if you have been injured by a dog bite, the lawyers at the Germain Law Group are here to help you recover.