Animal Bites & Attacks

Avoiding dog bites in Florida

Avoiding dog bites in Florida 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Every year, many people are seriously injured when they are bitten by dogs or other animals. There are certain things people can do to try to avoid being attacked by…

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Dog bite in Florida injures young boy

Dog bite in Florida injures young boy 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

A young boy from Sarasota was taken to All Children’s Hospital by airlift after a 6-year-old pit bull mix bit him. It was reported that the boy suffered numerous facial…

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Liability for damages from animal bites in Florida

Liability for damages from animal bites in Florida 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

When a person is bitten by an animal in Florida, whether it is a dog or another pet owned by another person, he or she may wonder who will be…

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Evidence of dog owner liability

Evidence of dog owner liability 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

For any Florida resident who has been the victim of a dog bite and is seeking remuneration for injuries sustained, it is vital to first establish whether or not the owner…

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Florida liability laws for dog bite injuries

Florida liability laws for dog bite injuries 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Florida is among the many states that have enacted dog bite laws. These laws are intended to encourage owners to control their animals by making them directly liable for any…

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Liability for animal bites

Liability for animal bites 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Florida is among the many states that have enacted dog bite laws. These laws are intended to encourage owners to control their animals by making them directly liable for any…

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Proving dog owners’ negligence after dog attacks

Proving dog owners’ negligence after dog attacks 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Although Florida dog bite laws do allow victims of dog attacks to seek compensation from dog owners, some victims may find it difficult to prove a dog owner’s negligence in…

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Dog bite liability issues in Florida

Dog bite liability issues in Florida 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Each year, roughly 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs in the United States. About 20 percent of dog bite victims require medical attention after being bitten. Half of those…

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Avoiding dog bites

Avoiding dog bites 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

The first thing that many Florida dog lovers want to do when taking a walk is pet any dog they see passing by. However, while many dogs are people-friendly and…

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Patterns in dog bite attacks

Patterns in dog bite attacks 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Florida dog owners have a responsibility to prevent their animals from attacking others, especially children. A recent study comparing the statistics on more than 300 dog bite wounds revealed patterns…

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Safety tips about preventing dog bites

Safety tips about preventing dog bites 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Many people may be unaware of how to stay safe in the presence of familiar or unfamiliar dogs, and more than 600 people in Florida experience dog bite injuries that…

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Contracting rabies from animal bites in Florida

Contracting rabies from animal bites in Florida 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

In Florida, dog owners are responsible to ensure that their pets have been vaccinated against rabies. This is in part because if the animal bites another person, the owner can…

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Florida dog owner liability for dog bite cases

Florida dog owner liability for dog bite cases 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Florida law provides for an owner’s strict liability when their dog bites another person. Strict liability means that it is no defense in a dog bite case for an owner…

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Millions of Americans attacked by dogs annually

Millions of Americans attacked by dogs annually 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

A report by the Centers for Disease Control shows that one of the most common types of household injuries in the United States, including Florida, involves family pets. Statistics show…

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What liabilities does a dog owner have when a dog bites?

What liabilities does a dog owner have when a dog bites? 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Some Florida residents may be curious to know when a dog’s owner is responsible for damage caused by the dog, especially dog bites. Florida law provides that a dog’s owner…

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Determining liability in animal-bite cases

Determining liability in animal-bite cases 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

A person in Florida who has been injured by an animal that is under the care and supervision of another party might be eligible for compensation through an action taken…

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Woman stuck with medical bills after being bitten by dog

Woman stuck with medical bills after being bitten by dog 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

After a woman was bitten by a neighbor’s dog in Jacksonville, Florida, its owner allegedly promised to assist her with her household expenses while she recuperated from the injuries she…

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Dealing with dog bites

Dealing with dog bites 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Dogs bite almost 4.5 million people each year, and half of those bitten are children. While many dogs are friendly and do not cause harm, dog bites can cause medical…

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