Animal Bite Cases:
Dog Whisperer, Cesar Milan, verbalizes “psssst” to snap a dog out of unwanted behavior. And he entertainingly proclaims “I teach dogs and train people.” Truly all animal owners, need to be taught and know the consequences of animal ownership, particularly regarding instance where your animal inflicts bite injury to a human.
Puncture wounds by a K-9 drive deeper the bacteria and germs which can lead to prolonged infection. The worry from bite injury is lasting scaring and medical expense related to infection and treatment. Worst case scenarios included death, major mutilation, amputation, minor mutilation, and scaring. Skin graphing can result because of the original bite or as a consequence of wound debridement.
For your health and for your case, DO NOT fail to get instant and adequate medical care. The CDC reports 4.5 million people are bitten each year and that one in five (885,000) need medial treatment. For your convenience below are the relevant Florida Statutes on topic, starting with the Legislative Findings.
Here’s a finding of FACT from our elected officials in Florida, codified at Florida Statute 767.10: “The Legislature finds that dangerous dogs are an increasingly serious and widespread threat to the safety and welfare of the people of this state because of unprovoked attacks which cause injury to persons and domestic animals; that such attacks are in part attributable to the failure of owners to confine and properly train and control their dogs; that existing laws inadequately address this growing problem; and that it is appropriate and necessary to impose uniform requirements for the owners of dangerous dogs.”
767.01 Dog owner’s liability for damages to persons, domestic animals, or livestock.—Owners of dogs shall be liable for any damage done by their dogs to a person or to any animal included in the definitions of “domestic animal” and “livestock” as provided by s. 585.01.
Its important. It can be dangerous, and you have legal rights. We’ll make sure they’re honored at The SOUD Law Firm.