If you have been bitten by a dog and suffered injuries, you are not alone; each year, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), more than 368,000 people went to the emergency room for dog bite-related injuries. A dog bite can cause very serious injuries. Scaring,
Laws controlling liability in dog bite cases vary amongst the states and they often depend on the circumstances surrounding the attack. In most states, strict liability laws apply. This means that the animal’s owner is held completely liable for all damages. Knowledge of a dog’s propensity for violence is of no importance.
In other states, an owner may be liable to a lesser degree if the animal had shown no previous propensity to attack or if the dog was playful. The law can also be complex regarding the victim’s role in the attack (i.e. if the victim was on the property illegally, or there was a “Beware of Dog Sign”). Given the unique and “case-by-case” nature of dog bite law, it is crucial to hire an attorney as soon as possible.
To speak with a skilled Destin, Fort Walton Beach, and Panama City dog bite lawyer, contact the Bruner Firm today. Our law firm has the experience necessary to get you a great outcome. Call us today at 8502434227 in Fort Walton Beach or 8507699292 in Panama City.