Dog Bite Attorneys in Orlando, Florida
The vast majority of the dogs we encounter are truly friendly and affectionate. We call them “man’s best friend” for good reason. However, every once in a while there is a dog whose owner has not accepted that his or her pet has vicious tendencies or an owner who has trained the dog to be aggressive towards strangers. Dog bite injuries can be quite severe. A dog has the ability to rip flesh, tendons, and nerves, potentially leaving lasting injuries that can impact a victim for years. You could face overwhelming financial impacts through mounting medical bills. Do not allow the neglect of another person to negatively impact your future. If you have been injured by a dog and need effective representation, contact Florida Personal Injury Law Team today to schedule a free consultation. Our firm will assess your case, guide you through your legal options, and passionately represent your interests in and out of the courtroom.
If You are Injured by a Dog
If you are seriously injured by a dog, get medical treatment immediately. When you seek medical attention, the professionals will tend to your needs, document the injury and other important factors that can help your case, including the place and time of the injury. You should collect information about the owner and the dog. You should find out what kind of dog bit you and if the animal is current on its shots. If anyone witnessed the injury, ask for their contact information to corroborate your story.
According to Florida state law, a dog’s owner can be held liable for biting another person if the dog is in a public place, or the victim is lawfully in a private place. They can be held liable regardless of any vicious propensity, or lack thereof. It is important to note that if you, the victim, are found to have been negligent in any way that may have provoked the dog to bite you, the liability of the owner is reduced. If the owner had an easily readable sign that includes the words “Bad Dog” on their property, they may not be held liable for a bite, unless the victim is under the age of six years old.
Contact an Orlando Personal Injury Attorney
Florida Personal Injury Law Team has been a legal resource for the people of Orlando and the surrounding area for many years. We understand the impact a dog bite can have on your future. It is important to consider your legal options when faced with a dog bite injury. We will work tirelessly to hold the dog owner accountable for your medical bills, lost wages, legal fees, and pain and suffering. If you have a valid personal injury case, we are determined to recover any damages allowed by the law. Our firm has recovered over $75 million for clients over the years. If you need a compassionate and effective attorney to represent your interests and guide you through your legal options, contact Florida Personal Injury Law Team for a free consultation today.