Can Florida animal owners be held liable if their pets bite?
In Florida, a owner of a dog can absolutely be held liable for a dog bite if his dog, or her dog bites you. You can recover your damages against that dog owner under what’s called strict liability. You simply just have to prove that who owned the dog, the dog bit you and you suffered damages. But of course, the key component there is determining if there’s coverage, if there’s insurance coverage or some type of coverage that will cover the dog bite injury.