Orlando Dog Bite Attorney
Dog bite injury claims were higher in Florida than in any other state, except California, in 2018. (Sun-Sentinel) Although we love our pets and dogs are usually, our best friends, animal attacks and dog bites happen from time to time and some can leave a devastating mark on those involved. Orlando dog bite attorneys have witnessed attacks that leave minimal damage and scarring, and some that can have life-changing effects.
All animal bites, big or small, are valid and all deserve compensation.
The physical pain and the mental trauma associated with animal attacks can be long-lasting. Often, victims of dog bites will develop a fear of dogs. But, there are ways to get treatment, including phycological help, in form of compensation after the attack.
Dog Bite Lawsuits – No-Fee Guarantee™ & No Obligation
If the dog bite or animal attack has left a lasting impression on you, caused you pain and suffering, or caused you injury, then you are entitled to compensation.
Steinger, Greene & Feiner has offered animal attack lawsuit consultations and lawsuits for over 23 years and we have helped over 30,000 clients get the compensation they deserve. We offer a No-Fee Guarantee™ and no-obligation case evaluation if you call this number: (321) 204-6999. You can also visit us at our Orlando location at 5401 South Kirkman Road, Suite 310, Orlando, FL, 32819.
Why Hire A Orlando Dog Bite Attorney
After a dog bite injury, the first thing that comes to mind would be to seek medical care. Since even the smallest dog bite can already be potentially dangerous, you need to make sure that your injuries are given proper treatment first.
Experiencing such a traumatic event could also leave you confused and frustrated, especially if your injuries would affect your work and daily living.
At Steinger, Greene & Feiner, we believe that you deserve to be compensated for the physical, emotional, and psychological effects of this experience, and we will do everything to help you win your case.
Since dog attacks are covered by the dog owner’s policy, you will be going up against an insurance company, which means that winning would be hard without any legal help from an Orlando dog bite attorney.
When you hire one of our dog bite attorneys, we will assist you right away in:
- Hiring experts that will help prove your case
- Coordinating with investigators who will collect evidence at the scene
- Finding information about the dog’s dangerous habits
- Gathering evidence to prove that the dog was “at large” during the attack
- Filing your case in court and answering all your legal questions
- Taking care of the legal aspects of your dog bite case
You can get in touch with us for a free, no-obligation consultation so we understand your situation and know the right steps to take for your case.
Dog Bite Laws in Orlando
Dog bits laws in Orlando are governed by the same laws that exist throughout Florida. The dog bite statute in Florida can be found here FLSA 767.04.
The law states that the owner of the dog is responsible for the bite and the injuries caused by the bite if the bite took place on public land or private land. Additionally, the owner is still responsible for the bite even if the person bitten knew how dangerous the go was before the attack.
However, if the person bit was negligent, and through negligence caused some part of the attack to occur, those facts will be used to reduce the liability of the owner and may lead to a decrease in total money rewarded for the attack.
Dog Bite Infections
If you suffer from an infection as a result of the dog bite, you will likely incur medical expenses, mental anguish, and lost wages as you take time off from work to recover. In those cases, you will have to ensure you get medical treatment as soon as possible.
Dog bite infection (Capnocytophaga) symptoms include:
- Redness and swelling
- Headache or confusion
- Draining pus
If you experience any of these symptoms you will see a doctor immediately because you will likely have to take prescribed antibiotics. Bacteria from a dog’s mouth can cause infection if the skin is broken. In severe cases, rabies can be transferred as well, and those symptoms should be apparent within a few days (Mayo Clinic)
Speak with an Orlando dog bite attorney before you decide if you want to submit a personal injury claim or not. There may be aspects of your case that need to be discussed directly with a lawyer.
What Compensations You’ll Get for A Dog Bite Case
When you are bitten by a dog and you prove that the dog owner is liable for it, you will be eligible for compensation according to the damages that you incurred because of the incident. This includes:
- All medical costs resulting from dog-inflicted injuries including hospital bills, doctor visits, medication, physical therapy, and psychological therapy for trauma.
- Physical pain and emotional suffering related to the injuries from the mauling and the anxiety caused by medical procedures and a long recovery.
- Lost work hours and its corresponding income due to hospital stays, temporary or permanent disability, or long recuperation.
- Punitive damage from the recklessness of the owner who constantly lets an aggressive dog running loose.
The team at Steinger, Greene & Feiner has won many dog bite cases over the years, so we are confident that we have the right Orlando dog bite attorney for you.
Now the question is: do you need an Orlando dog bite attorney if a dog has bitten you?
The answer is yes and Steinger, Greene & Feiner is here to help you. Our team of personal injury lawyers has many years of combined experience in handling dog bite cases and we’ve helped hundreds of clients get the compensation they deserve for such a traumatic incident.