Florida children are the unfortunate victims of dog bites. Florida children get bit by stray dogs, neighbor’s dogs, guard dogs, and, yes, their own dogs as well. I typically tell my children and others that dogs can be unpredictable animals. No matter how much you love the dog – the dog still may have a propensity to bite for good reason for no reason at all. That is why the State of Florida makes dog bites a strict liability injury. In other words, a person does not have to show that the dog was dangerous or previously bit a person. There is no one free bite rule in the State of Florida. Barring limited exceptions, a dog owner is liable for a dog bite.
A 6 year old Deltona, Florida boy was the unfortunate victim of getting bit by his family’s dog. In this case the dog was a Rottweiler which is a breed that has a reputation for frequent dog bites. Nevertheless, the dog was the family dog and is an incident that can happen in any household with any dog. This story was reported by the Daytona Beach News Journal and the Associated Press at Boy Attacked by Family Dog in Deltona Florida.