Orlando Dog Bite Attorneys Fighting For Victims’ Compensation
If you are injured by an aggressive or biting dog in the Orlando area – or if your child is injured – you must speak with an experienced Orlando dog bite lawyer. Call Page & Eichenblatt promptly at 407-386-1900, or complete the contact form here on our website. Dog bite victims in central Florida are legally entitled to compensation for their medical expenses and other dog bite-related damages when they are injured because a dog’s owner was careless or neglectful.For over a quarter of a century, the personal injury lawyers at Page & Eichenblatt have advocated aggressively for the injured victims of negligence in central Florida.
We’re the attorneys that scores of injury victims have relied on to fight for their rights. The award-winning legal team at Page & Eichenblatt is known for tenacity on behalf of our clients. In cases arising from dog bites, we settle for nothing less than every dollar of compensation that injury victims and their families need and deserve.
Injured dog bites victims pay no attorney’s fee until and unless the legal team at Page & Eichenblatt wins your compensation with a settlement or a jury verdict. Your first meeting with a Page & Eichenblatt attorney is provided at no cost and with no obligation.
What Are the Rights of Dog Bite Victims in Florida?
Florida’s dog owners have a legal obligation to prevent their animals from biting or otherwise injuring others. Dog owners are liable for any personal injury or injuries that their animals may cause.
Furthermore, dog bite victims in this state are entitled under Florida law to complete compensation for bite-related medical expenses when a dog bite or a dog attack is the result of an owner’s neglect or carelessness.
If you have been injured by an aggressive dog in central Florida – or if your child has been injured by a biting or aggressive dog – you must speak at once to an experienced Orlando dog bite lawyer at Page & Eichenblatt. We fight diligently for dog bite victims and their families.
What Can Happen When a Dog Bites?
Make no mistake. Dog bites are serious. Dog bites cause disfigurement, lead to amputations, and often result in long-term psychological difficulties. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year in the U.S., over 800,000 victims seek medical treatment for dog bites.
Some dog bite victims require extensive surgery and lengthy therapy. Moreover, a biting dog can be a deadly dog. In 2018, thirty-six dog bite-related deaths occurred in the U.S. In the fourteen years from 2005 through 2018, dog bites and attacks were linked to 471 deaths in the U.S.
If a dog bite happens, seek medical attention immediately. If a biting dog displays rabies symptoms – or if that dog can’t be located – your doctor may order rabies shots.
If a Dog Bites You – or Your Child – What Steps Should You Take?
Keep and copy any legal, medical, or insurance documents that are generated by the dog bite and medical treatment. Try to get the names and contact details of any witnesses – your lawyer may want to speak with them. Take photos of your injuries, and if possible, photos of the dog.
You may be contacted by the dog owner’s insurance company shortly after a dog bite. Do not make any statement to the insurance company, and do not accept a quick settlement offer. Refer the insurance company to your attorney, and let your attorney handle the settlement negotiations.
Can You Know When a Dog is About to Bite?
Many dogs – but not all dogs – will express warning signs before biting someone. They may bare their teeth, growl angrily, bark menacingly, or lift their lips. The hackles on the dog’s back and neck may rise, and the animal’s body may go rigid.
Florida dog owners must act responsibly. Parents, also, must teach children never to provoke a dog. Teach children always to ask a dog’s owner for permission to approach or pet a dog. Do not take any risks that might damage your health or your future – or your child’s.
How Far Does a Dog Owner’s Liability Extend?
When an aggressive dog bites someone in Florida, that dog’s owner is liable for all damages including medical conditions that may emerge later as the result of the dog bite. The only exceptions under the law are if a dog is provoked or if a dog bites someone who is trespassing.
If you’re injured or if your child is harmed by a biting or attacking dog in central Florida, arrange immediately to meet with an experienced Florida dog bite attorney at Page & Eichenblatt. We fight aggressively for the rights of injury victims and their families throughout central Florida.
After consulting us, if you choose to file a personal injury lawsuit, your attorney at Page & Eichenblatt will begin gathering evidence and questioning witnesses at once. Evidence can deteriorate, witnesses can forget, and both can disappear if you do not act swiftly and decisively.
What Has to Be Proven in a Case-Based on a Dog Bite Injury?
To receive the damages that you’re entitled to as a dog bite victim in Florida, you and your attorney must prove that:
- A dog bite or dog-related injury actually happened.
- The party named as the defendant in your injury claim is the dog’s legal owner.
- You were on public property, or you were legally on private property and not trespassing.
Most dog bite claims in Florida are resolved out of court, but if your claim is disputed by the dog’s owner – or by the dog owner’s insurance company – your attorney may recommend taking your case to trial and asking a jury to order the payment of your compensation.
Here’s How Page & Eichenblatt Will Handle Your Injury Claim
Your first meeting with a personal injury lawyer at Page & Eichenblatt is free, and there is no obligation. If you become our client at Page & Eichenblatt, you will pay no lawyer’s fee unless and until we recover the compensation that you are entitled to with a settlement or a jury verdict.
Your health, your future, and your family are your highest priorities. The personal injury lawyers at Page & Eichenblatt have been working hard for the injured victims of negligence in central Florida for more than twenty-five years, and we are ready to fight for you.
If You’re a Dog Bite Victim, Contact Us Promptly
If you’ve been injured by a dog in the greater Orlando area because that dog’s owner was negligent, or if your child has been injured, call Page & Eichenblatt immediately at 407-386-1900, or use the contact form here on our website, and we will contact you promptly.
The offices of Page & Eichenblatt are in Orlando at 214 South Lucerne Circle East. Make the call and let us fight for you.