Dog Bite Attorney in Orlando
If a dog bite causes injury, there is a specific Florida law that applies to your claim. The owner of the dog that bites you while you are on or in a public place or lawfully on or in a private dwelling, including the property of the owner of the dog, is responsible for damages to the person bitten regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or owner’s knowledge of viciousness, unless the person bitten causes the biting and if so the owner of the dog’s responsibility is reduced by the person’s bitten own fault. If the bitten person is under six (6) years old, the owner of the dog is most of the time responsible. If the damages caused are a result of a careless act or omission of the owner, they are normally responsible.
A dog can be defined as a “dangerous dog”, if he has a prior biting record.
An “owner” is any person or company, possessing, harboring, keeping or having control of or custody of an animal.
An injured person is entitled to recover for their medical bills in the past and to be experienced in the future, lost wages and earning capacity in the past and to be experienced in the future, pain, suffering, inconvenience, lack of capacity for enjoyment of life, mental anguish, scarring and disfigurement in the past and to be experienced in the future.
Often dog bites result in significant scarring and disfigurement, resulting in significant medical expenses, pain and suffering, and mental anguish.
These damages are recoverable against the dog owner, normally through their home owner’s insurance coverage. Orlando dogbite lawyer has for 35 years settled and tried before juries, claims involving dog bites and has been successful in making a recovery for his clients, both at trial and by settlement.
You are entitled to damages from a dog bite including medical expenses, lost wages, pain, scarring, emotional distress and other expenses related to the accident.