Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
Orlando Dog Bites Attorney
If you or someone you know has sustained a dog bite injury in Orlando or any other place in Central Florida, contact one of our Orlando Dog Bite Lawyers at NeJame Law.
Orlando, Florida is a dog-lover's paradise. Almost every Florida home enjoys the company of a dog and popular "Dog Parks" are located all throughout Orlando and Central Florida. However, the high number of dogs in the Orlando area also leads to a high number of dog bite injury incidences.
What makes dog bites so damaging is that the injury often involves a child and/or results in severe disfiguring scars. Many of those injured in dog bite incidents feel reluctant to seek legal action against the dog owner due to misconceptions of liability, insurances, and homeowner policies. Some victims are under the misconception that Florida applies the "One Free Bite" rule to dog bites, or that injuries which occur at popular Dog Parks are somehow protected from lawsuits. Due to the severe nature of dog bite injuries and the many misconceptions concerning dog bite liability, it is important that you hire an experienced Orlando dog bite attorney who will aggressively defend your rights.
Many injuries concerning dog bites require multiple surgical revisions to ensure that scarring is minimal. Some severe dog attacks can even result in death. An experienced Orlando dog bite attorney from NeJame Law will help you find a qualified team of medical professionals to assist you with your injury. Our attorneys will conduct background checks on the dog itself, contact the homeowner where the incident occurred and/or the dog owner, investigate liability and insurance issues and negotiate potential settlement for your claim. If settlement is not possible, or appropriate, an experienced Orlando dog bite lawyer from our Firm will litigate your matter in a jury trial.
If you have a dog bite injury, you are not the only one! Based on statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each day more than 2,000 US citizens require medical treatment due to dog bite injuries. In an article published in its website, the CDC reports that "each year, 800,000 Americans seek medical attention for dog bites; half of these are children. Of those injured, 386,000 require treatment in an emergency department and about 16 die. The rate of dog bite-related injuries is highest for children ages 5 to 9 years, and the rate decreases as children age. Almost two thirds of injuries among children ages four years and younger are to the head or neck region. Injury rates in children are significantly higher for boys than for girls."
In an effort to control the increase in dog bites, some US cities have started to regulate specific breeds, including the Pit Bull and the Rottweiler. Florida legislators have been recently considering a bill to regulate dogs by breed. We will post any updates as events unfold.
Contact an Orlando Dog Bite Attorney in Central Florida from NeJame Law
If you have been involved in a dog bite accident or animal attack in Orlando, or in any other place in Florida, an experienced Orlando Dog Bite attorney from NeJame Law can assist. We also handle dog bite cases throughout Central Florida including the cities of Winter Park, Kissimmee and Windermere. Please contact our Florida Dog Bite Attorneys for your no-cost evaluation. We can be reached at our offices 7 days a week at 407 500-0000. You may also email us at PersonalInjury@NeJameLaw.com or fill out the online form provided on this page.