Tampa, FL asked in Animal / Dog Law and Civil Litigation for Florida

Q: In florida how long do I have to file a lawsuit against someone who's dog injured my dog on my property?

1 Lawyer Answer
Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: The Fla. limitations period for both damage to personal property (dog) and negligence (other than professional malpractice) is four years. This answer is given as guidance only. Any time there is an issue of your claim being potentially barred by the statute of limitations, do not rely solely on on-line answers. Either read (and fully understand) the Florida Statutes prescribing the time limits or contact an attorney for a consultation (which creates an attorney-client relationship, even if just for that one piece of advice).

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