The legal rights of an animal attack victim heavily depends upon where the animal attack happened. Laws can vary down to the city level. In Florida, dog bite law is a mixture of state and local law. Also, the circumstances of what may have led to the attach are very important, such as whether someone was negligent, someone violated a leash law, a person who had an animal that has a history of getting loose or injuring people and other factors. The laws are intended to protect people from being needlessly victimized from irresponsible dog owners.