Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
Orlando Dog Bite Attorneys
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 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 the injuries and the many misconceptions concerning dog bite liability, it is critical that you hire a highly skilled lawyer who will aggressively defend your rights.
Which Damages May Be Recovered In A Dog Bite Claim?
Victims of dog attacks in Florida may be entitled to compensation to cover damages, including:
- Medical bills
- Psychological and psychiatric bills (present and future)
- Pain and suffering (physical and emotional)
- Lost wages
- Property damages
Dog Bite Injuries And How We Can Help
Many injuries concerning dog bites require multiple surgical revisions to ensure that scarring is minimal. Some severe dog attacks can result in infections, muscle or nerve damage, or even death. We 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, we will litigate your matter in a jury trial.
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 our Orlando Dog Bite Attorney
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.
5 Star Reviews
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My neighbor’s dog, and close friend, bit my daughter last year. I don’t think I need to explain how difficult it was to see my toddler go through so much pain and, at the same time, being in so much stress about the possibility of having to sue my own friend and cover our medical expenses. A family member insisted that I contact attorney Chris Baker at NeJame, and I am so happy we did! He explained me everything about the case and how to handle the situation. His guidance and expertise was key in obtaining the compensation we needed while keeping an important friendship alive. I strongly recommend attorney Baker to anyone going through a personal injury case in Orlando.
Attorney Jason Reckseidler and his assistant, Sheryl Barton, helped me out with my dog bite case. It took about 4 1/2 months for the whole process (May 15- October 11), but it was well worth the wait. I was attacked by a pitbull mix in my own neighborhood when I was taking my dog for a walk after work. The pitbull dog owner was walking her dog and the pitbull broke out of its harness and ran at full speed to me and my beagle. Long story short, the dog owner could not control her dog and the dog locked it’s jaw on my ankle causing puncture wounds that I needed stitches for, a tetanus shot (just in case), and antibiotics. My foot swelled up and I was out of work for 2 weeks. Sheryl was the one who listened to my story and followed up with me from beginning to end. The pitbull owner’s Home Owners insurance did not cover for any expenses, so Sheryl didn’t give up on me and worked with Jason for a cash settlement with the pitbull owner and her attorney. After I had a good conversation with Jason, he also understood it was definitely worth a try. Like I said, it took a while and much persistence, but today I received a check from the law firm and it was more than I expected. It may not seem like much to some, but when it’s a cash settlement to cover for medical expenses and loss of wages from a horrific dog bite...I couldn’t have been more pleased. It was a bit of a roller coaster ride, but Sheryl and Jason certainly delivered in the end. Thanks to both of them, not only did everyone get some type of reimbursement but I also feel like justice has been served.