In Palm Coast, Florida, residents and visitors are subject to the Code of Ordinances for the City of Palm Coast, Florida. Pursuant to Chapter 8, Animals, Article III, Confinement of Dogs, Section 8-63, a dog owner has a duty to have a dog on a leash in residential and public places when the dog is off of the owner’s property. The leash shall not be longer than 5 feet in length.
You can read more about the City of Palm Coast, Florida dog leash provisions and other sections pertaining to Dogs at the City of Palm Coast, Florida Ordinances.
If a child is bitten by a dog (on or off a leash), the dog owner, under Florida Law, is responsible for the damages caused by the dog bite including but not limited to medical bills (past and future), pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. If you have a question about a Florida dog bite and the related personal injuries to a child, it is important to have the advice, counsel, and legal representation of a Florida Child Injury Lawyer.