Pit Bull Dog Attack in West Palm Beach, Florida – Rights of Dog Bite Victim

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A 14-year-old girl of West Palm Beach, Florida is being treated for facial injuries after being attacked by two Pit Bull dogs. According to Teri Barbera, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman, the teenage girl was walking to school when the Pit Bulls attacked the girl, inflicting personal injuries. Bystanders tried to pull the dogs off the girl but attempts were unsuccessful. It was not until a deputy arrived and shot the dogs when the attacked stopped. One dog fled and is still missing, the other pit bull is with animal control.
The victim was transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center; her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. According to Barbera, the pit bulls were kept in a fenced property and it is not known how the dogs escaped. If you would like to read more on this story please see Two pit bulls shot after attacking a 14-year-old girl.
Florida does not have a “one free bite” law, permitting dogs to attack a person or other animal once before its owner is put on notice of the dog’s dangerous propensities. Instead, Florida presumes that dog owners are already on notice on that a dog can be dangerous without notice or history of aggression are therefore liable for injuries inflicted onto other by their animal. This may include medical bills (past, present and future), pain and suffering and loss of life damages. If you were the victim of a dog bite or other dog attack contract a Florida Personal Injury Lawyer for counsel on these issues.

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