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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dog bite statistics and preventative tips

Dog bite statistics and preventative tips 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, dogs bite almost 4.5 million people — more than 2.2 million of whom are children — every year in the United…

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What Florida residents should know about dog bites

What Florida residents should know about dog bites 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

During the summer months, it is not uncommon for letter carriers and children to face a higher risk of being bitten by dogs. Annually, dog bites cost insurance companies $489…

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Florida pit bull quarantined after biting girl

Florida pit bull quarantined after biting girl 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

After a 7-year-old girl in Land O’ Lakes was injured by a neighborhood dog, the pit bull is now reportedly in quarantine as the owner decides what to do. The…

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Florida girl bitten by pit bull while holding puppy

Florida girl bitten by pit bull while holding puppy 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Police in Florida have reported that a pit bull terrier is thought to have bitten a girl as she held a puppy on May 24. The dog bite incident occurred…

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Florida man awarded $7.7 million in dog bite case

Florida man awarded $7.7 million in dog bite case 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Dog owners are responsible for ensuring that their pets behave well around others. When dogs are vicious and prone to attack, it can lead to legal issues. That was what…

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Dog bite by bull mastiff injures 1 boy, kills another

Dog bite by bull mastiff injures 1 boy, kills another 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Many Florida residents don’t expect to be attacked by a dog as they are walking down the street. Two teen boys didn’t expect that either, but after a neighborhood bull…

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Man charged with felony after dog bite injures boy

Man charged with felony after dog bite injures boy 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Florida dog owners must be responsible for their pets’ actions. Dangerous dogs should not be allowed in public, especially around children. One man — whose dog previously bit two young…

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Dog bites cause injuries to 2 people

Dog bites cause injuries to 2 people 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Many Florida residents love dogs, but when they are approached by loose dogs – especially pit bulls – it can be a scary situation. Strange dogs can attack humans, resulting…

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