Orlando Dog Bite Injuries: Getting Legal Help
Dog bites can be devastating. Severe dog bites cause immense pain, and may even cause permanent disfigurement. In some cases, victims may experience lasting psychological damage like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). On top of these physical and psychological struggles, victims will often face mounting medical bills. If you or a loved one – including a pet – suffered a dog bite injury due to someone else’s neglect or malice, call Dellecker, Wilson, King, McKenna, Ruffier & Sos, LLP as soon as possible. We’ll work to help your family get the financial compensation that you deserve.
Dog Bite Statistics
Unfortunately, dog bites happen more often than you might think. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 4.5 million Americans are victims of dog attacks every year. Roughly one in five of the resulting injuries are severe enough to require medical treatment, which equates to 885,000 treated incidents. Tragically, about half of all dog bite victims are children. Due to their height and size, children are more likely to experience severe injury, especially in the face and neck areas.
Florida Dog Bite Laws
Florida is a strict liability state, meaning that it is up to the victim to provide enough legal evidence to prove that his or her injury was caused by another’s neglect or malice. This causes the legal process to be complex and highly detail-oriented. This is why it is critical for dog bite victims to get the help of an experienced dog attack attorney who is well-versed in the legal intricacies of a dog bit lawsuit. In many cases, the help of a legal professional can be the make-or-break in the outcome of a case.
Experienced Orlando Dog Bite Lawyers
Over the years, our firm has counseled numerous families and adults who have been a victim of a dog bite attack. We fully understand the physical pain and suffering as well the emotional trauma that a victim and their family endure. Our attorneys have extensive knowledge of the laws governing dog bites and are passionate about seeking justice for dog bite victims and their families. Our firm is committed to fighting for the maximum total compensation from all available resources. If you, a loved one, or your pet was injured by another dog in the state of Florida, we encourage you to call our firm at 888-726-6735 for a free legal consultation.