Orlando Dog Bite Attorney
Experienced Legal Representation for Dog Bite Victims in Orlando and Throughout Central Florida
If you have suffered an injury from a dog bite in Orlando, Central Florida or in any other place in Florida, contact our highly experienced Orlando dog bite lawyers today. Dog bites are more common than you might think. Over 4 million people are bitten by dogs each year. Of these, more than 800,000 require medical attention. And according to the Centers for Disease Control, the majority of dog bite victims are children between the ages of 5 and 9.
Dog bites may be devastating. When dogs bite the pressure they apply with their jaws can cause significant damage to:
- blood vessels
- other body parts
The victim of a dog bite often suffers pain, infection, requires more than one reconstructive surgery and is left with both physical and emotional scarring. Some injuries require amputation of an arm or leg changing the victim’s and his/her family’s life forever. Others are so severe that result on the death of the victim. Between 15 and 20 people die of dog bites each year.
Many dog bite victims do not know they can seek legal representation against the dog’s owner and obtain the financial compensation they deserve to cover their medical bills, loss of wages, psychological care, pain and suffering.
If you have been bitten by a dog, it is important to know your legal rights. Contact a dog bite lawyer in Orlando, Florida at the law firm of Overchuck & Associate to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney about your options. We can provide you with a clear explanation of your rights and help you make the best decision regarding your dog bite case.
Proving Knowledge of a Dog’s Vicious Propensities
In states that do not have dog bite statutes, an injured person usually must show that the owner knew or had reason to know that his or her animal was predisposed to bite or attack, i.e. had vicious or dangerous propensities, to recover damages from the owner or the owner’s insurer.
Defenses in Dog Bite Cases
There are three common defenses to dog bite injury claims:
- The plaintiff assumed the risk;
- The plaintiff’s own negligence led to the injury; or
- The plaintiff provoked the animal.
The availability of defenses in dog bite cases may be limited by state statute or other laws in your area regarding dog bites. A Dog bite attorney must be highly knowledgeable of how to approach each case in order to obtain the best possible result on behalf of the client.
Contact our Central Florida Dog Bite Lawyers in Orlando
The personal injury attorneys at Overchuck & Associate have years of experience handling dog bite injury cases and other types of personal injury matters. If you or someone you know has been through the traumatic experience of a dog bite, we suggest you contact us today. You might be entitled to financial compensation for the pain and suffering you have been through and to cover your medical bills. Call us today at 1-888-720-6222 for a free evaluation of your case, or fill out our online form and one of our Orlando dog bite attorneys will get in touch with you shortly.
Overchuck & Associate, P.A.
1503 West Smith Street
Orlando, FL 32804
Toll Free: 1-888-720-6222