At Todd Miner Law®️, we represent individuals who have been injured in dog bite attacks. Whether the dog belongs to a stranger or someone you know, we can help you take legal action so that you don’t have to shoulder the financial burden of your injury.
Regardless of the severity of your injuries, our reputable and compassionate dog bite attorneys can help you present an injury claim against the dog owner’s insurance carrier.
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Depending on the severity of your injuries, our dog bite attorneys can help you recover compensation for:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Regardless if the dog has been aggressive in the past, the owner of a dog that bites any person is liable for the damages caused. This means that if a dog attacks you, the owner may be obligated to pay for your medical expenses and pain and suffering. Additionally, the laws in Florida do not require the victim to demonstrate that the owner’s negligence caused their injuries.
The “One Free Bite” restriction does not apply in Florida. This is because Florida law holds the owner of a dog that attacks or bites a person fully accountable. This still applies even if the dog had never bitten anyone or displayed aggressive behavior in the past. There are limited exceptions, such as when a person provokes the dog into biting or if the owner has warning signs on their property. However in most cases, you can take legal action against the owner by contacting a dog bite injury attorney.
Local animal services investigates any dog-related complaint that is made. These investigators interview the owner and any other parties involved. They may also conduct a property inspection. Depending on the seriousness of the incident and the possibility that the dog could attack again, the dog may be impounded. If the dog is taken, it will be kept under observation while the investigation is being conducted. The dog might be put to sleep if the attack-related injuries are serious.
Dog bite claims are handled by a personal injury attorney. This is because car accidents, slip and fall incidents, and any other cases relating to injuries are handled by personal injury lawyers. Contact an Orlando Dog Bite Lawyer if you have any questions about this process.
Dog attacks in Orlando & Central Florida, can cause many types of different injuries with levels of severity. Some dog bites can cause permanent scarring or tissue damage. Common dog bite injuries may include:
Regardless of the severity of your injuries, our reputable and compassionate law firm can help you present an injury claim against the dog owner’s insurance carrier.
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