According to Florida statute of limitations section 767.04 “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.”
In Florida, you are strictly liable for any injury or damage caused by a dog. To file a lawsuit for a dog bite, the Florida statute of limitations section 95.11(3)(a) allows four years after the date of the injury. This injury must be a dog bite to be covered by the statute. However, if it’s another type of injury caused by a dog proving that it was caused by the owner’s negligence might be liable.
In addition, Florida law applies the law of comparative negligence, which implies that the injured victim’s compensation claim is lowered by the proportion of culpability he or she holds in the assault. Dog bite injuries are included in this comparative negligence.