1 Elements and Case Citations
Common law dog bite claims may be brought against dog owners to the extent not covered by Florida’s Dog Bite Statute (Florida Statute §767.04). Claims may be brought against land owners or landlords where:
- Defendant had actual knowledge of a tenant’s dog’s presence;
- Defendant knew or should have known of the dog’s vicious propensities;
- Plaintiff was attacked by the dog on the premises; and
- Plaintiff suffered damages caused by the attack.
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