As you know, there are few things more traumatizing and potentially devastating than being attacked by an animal. Unfortunately, these attacks often come from the animals we’d least expect, such as dogs. However, if you are a dog bite victim, you are most likely now seriously injured and require financial compensation to heal. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Orlando personal injury lawyers to learn more about dog bite claims in Florida and how we can help you through each step of the process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What should I do if I am a dog bite victim?
If you are a dog bite victim, it is critical that you receive the medical treatment you need immediately. You must ensure that the injuries you’ve sustained are not infected. That said, if you can, after calling 911, you should ask the dog owner for their contact information, as they may be held liable for the incident. If you can, take pictures of your injuries and ask any witnesses for their contact information so they may corroborate your claim at another date. Once you’ve been treated in a hospital, if you believe the dog attack against you was entirely unwarranted, you should reach out to an experienced Orlando personal injury lawyer who can fight for the financial compensation you require to heal. Our firm is prepared to help you in any way we can.
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Who is responsible for a dog attack in Florida?
When a dog attacks a person who is either lawfully on private property (such as being invited over as a gust) or someone who was on public property, the person who was attacked will most likely have a valid claim. However, you should note that if the dog owner can prove that you caused or otherwise provoked the dog to attack, their liability may be significantly diminished. For example, if the dog owner can prove that you were either teasing the dog or you were trespassing on private property, you may no longer have a strong claim. Additionally, if the dog owner can prove that you ignored a “Bad Dog” sign and were attacked, you may also have a weaker claim. Our firm is here to assess your case and determine the best path forward.
Contact our experienced Orlando firm
Our firm understands the repercussions of a serious accident. If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you should not have to fight the uphill battle for financial compensation on your own. When you hire one of our attorneys, you are hiring a devoted, caring, and aggressive attorney who will tenaciously fight for your rights. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident and wishes to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact Attorney Schmitt of the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today.