Orlando Dog Bite Attorney Frequently Asked Questions

How much compensation will I get for a dog bite?

Depending on the severity of your injuries, our dog bite attorneys can help you recover compensation for:

  • Physical therapy
  • Surgery
  • Scar revision
  • Medical care
  • Loss of wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering damages

How much money can you get from a dog bite?

A dog bite settlement depends on a number of different factors – mainly the extent of the economic damages (medical bills, lost wages etc.) and non-economic damages (pain and suffering).  If the attack left you with only minor injuries, be prepared to receive a smaller offer. This amount accounts for both the physical harm and the emotional agony and suffering.

How long after a dog bite can you sue Florida?

A lawsuit must be brought to a Florida court within four years of the date the plaintiff suffered harm from the dog.The statute of limitations in Florida is a strict time limit.

What happens if your neighbor's or someone's dog bites you?

If you get bitten by a dog, obtain the owner’s and any witness name/contact information. If you are unsure of the owner, animal control officials might be able to locate its owner. Dial 911 if your injuries are serious. It’s a good idea to document your injuries with photos after being bitten by an animal. Save copies of your bills and records of any hospital visits. Talking to a dog bite injury attorney can help you decide your next steps.

Who is legally responsible for dog bites injury?

Florida is a “strict liability” state, which means that even if the owner was not previously aware of the aggressive nature of the dog, they are held responsible for a dog bite. Due to Florida’s “strict responsibility” law, victims of dog attacks may not always need to demonstrate that the dog’s owner was careless in order to be awarded damages. Even if the dog attacks someone without being provoked, the owner is automatically responsible with very limited exceptions.