St. Petersburg Dog Bite Attorney
Floridians love their pets, which is why its important to get the best St. Petersburg dog bite lawyer if the event arises. Most pet owners are responsible, caring custodians of their animals. Dogs play a significant role in our lives and the lives of our children. The law firm of J. Stanford Morse, P.A., your #1 St. Petersburg dog bite lawyer, has successfully represented victims of dog bite attacks where injuries have occurred.
They provide companionship to the disabled and save the lives of countless numbers of individuals each year. Owning a dog enriches our lives and contributes to our mental health.
Unfortunately, when dogs are not trained or handled properly, they can become dangerous. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), over 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year, and approximately 885,000 people per year seek medical treatment for dog bites. In 2006, over 30,000 people required reconstructive surgery as a result of being bitten. Sadly, most of these incidents were preventable.
Dog attacks can be painful and can result in permanent disfigurement and severe psychological damage. If you or someone you know has suffered a dog bite attack, it’s important to know your rights and to contact an attorney with experience in litigating dog bite cases. The law firm of J. Stanford Morse, P.A., your #1 St. Petersburg dog bite lawyer, has successfully represented victims of dog bite attacks where injuries have occurred.
Dog Bite Laws
Florida is a “statutory strict liability state,” meaning that the owner of a dog can be held liable for damages inflicted by his or her dog if it bites a person who is either in a public place or lawfully in a private place, including the property of the owner, regardless of whether or not the dog has a history of viciousness or the owner knows the dog to be vicious. Additional responsibilities and liabilities apply to an owner of a “dangerous dog” as defined by the State of Florida.