Dog Bite Statistics

Dog Bite Statistics

Dog Bite Statistics

Personal Injury Lawyers | Florida Statutes address dog bites occurring in Tampa, serving the Florida area, we know what it takes to handle dog bite cases.

There are two primary statutes in Florida that hold the owners of dogs responsible for the actions of their dogs. You should also be aware that more and more homeowner’s policies in Florida are excluding coverage for dogs, and more have separate limitations on dog bites.

Florida Statute 767.01 states:

“Owners of dogs shall be liable for any damage done by their dogs to a person”

Florida Statute 767.04 states:

“The owner of any dog that bites any person while such person is on or in a public place, or lawfully on or in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, is liable for damages suffered by persons bitten, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owners’ knowledge of such viciousness.”

According to, the combination of molosser breeds, including pit bulls, curs, rottweilers, presa canarios, cane corsos, mastiffs, dogo argentinos, fila brasieros, sharpeis, boxers, and their mixes, inflict:

  • 81% of attacks that induce bodily harm
  • 76% of attacks to children
  • 87% of attack to adults
  • 72% of attacks that result in fatalities
  • 81% that result in maiming
  • Embody 9.2%+ of the total dog population – Heil Law

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