Florida dog bite laws may provide a statutory remedy when someone is injured by a dog bite. The Florida dog bite statute requires that an owner is strictly liable if their dog injures someone. The bite must occur while the victim was on or in a public place or lawfully on or in a private place. The dog must commit an affirmative or aggressive act, which would normally involve barking, chasing, jumping, or vicious behavior.
Even if you were injured while fleeing from a dog, you may have a case. The causation standard does not necessarily require that the dog come into physical contact with you to receive damages. If you are injured by a dog bite in Tampa, Marielis may be able to help you recover compensation.