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The law generally holds dog owners responsible for bites caused by their pets. A dog is a companion in Western Society but dogs are, after all, descended from wild creatures and even after many years of domestication the unpredictable impulse of a wild animal can govern a dog's actions.
Even the most docile dogs can bite, which is why many states have enacted "dog bite" statues that govern the liability for dog bite injuries. One important factor to determine is if the dog has bitten before. Owners of known "vicious dogs" must pay particular attention to their animals. In some states, vicious dogs are prohibited, in others they are allowed, so long as they are muzzled in public.
Pit bulls have garnered special attention, as this type of dog has a greater proclivity to bite and has been linked to many mauling cases. A mix, not a breed, a pit bull is a cross between the American pit bull terrier, the American Staffordshire terrier and the Staffordshire bull terrier. Wishing to avoid problems with the mix, some cities have enacted pit bull bans.
Establishing liability for dog bite cases requires compiling evidence of the circumstances surrounding the bite. Was the dog properly leashed? Was the dog on its own property or did the bite occur as the result of a trespass? Did the dog bite a guest on its property? Did the dog bite another animal? Experienced Orlando dog bite attorneys will be able to help you prove liability.
Every state has statues to determine compensation for dog bites. Dog bite victims may be entitled to the following compensation:
If you are the victim of a dog bite, contact an Orlando dog bite lawyer at McBride, Scicchitano & Leacox, P.A. to seek the compensation to which you are legally entitled. Our Orlando dog bite attorneys are available to discuss your potential case free of charge.