There are few things more startling and terrifying than being the victim of a dog attack. Unfortunately, if you find yourself in this situation, you are most likely now severely injured and are seeking financial compensation to help you heal. Please read on and reach out to our knowledgeable Florida personal injury attorney to learn more about how our firm can help you through the legal process going forward.
How do I know if I can sue a dog owner after being injured in an attack?
In most cases, dog owners are strictly liable for a dog attack. Therefore, as long as you can prove that the dog was either unleashed and in public at the time of the attack, or that you were lawfully on the dog owners’s property at the time of the attack and did nothing to provoke it, there is a very good chance that you will be able to sue the dog owner for negligence. That being said, dog owners can defend themselves and their dogs against these charges, which means that they can claim you were either trespassing, teasing the dog, or took another action that caused the dog to attack. This is why you must always retain the services of an experienced Florida personal injury attorney who knows the ins and outs of the claims process and who can gather and present evidence on your behalf to prove that you were injured as a direct result of the dog owner’s negligence.
How long will I have to file a personal injury claim in Florida?
Every state has a statute of limitations in place when it comes to filing personal injury claims. The statute of limitations in Florida is, generally, four years, which means you will, generally, have four years from the date of your incident to take legal action against the party that caused your injuries. Do not make the mistake of waiting too long to file, for if you do, you will be barred from suing, no matter how badly you truly need the compensation. We are ready to begin the claims process on your behalf today. All you have to do is ask.
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.