A dog bite is a traumatic and unfortunate event and it may result in a serious injury. Often, a bite will result in permanent scarring, nerve damage and a significant risk of infection. Many times there is psychological harm that lasts well beyond the physical injury. Tragically, children are often victims of dog bites. These cases are extremely sad and heartbreaking.
A dog’s behavior is always the responsibility of its owner; meaning that if a dog bites someone, the owner is liable regardless of the dog’s breed or the reason of the attack. A dog’s owner cannot avoid liability by attempting to prove they did not realize the dog would bite or by stating that the dog had never bitten anyone in the past. Past behavior is irrelevant. Liability is based upon ownership of the dog. This is known as “Strict Liability.”
In case you are a victim of a dog bite, you should contact the police and county animal control authorities to report the incident. In addition, you should contact one of our Orlando dog bite attorneys immediately to protect your rights and discuss your legal options. Evidence must be preserved, and we can help you do that. Our experienced animal attack attorneys have a thorough understanding of dog bite laws, and will provide you with advice and help you in your time of need.
At the Martindale Law Group, we are committed to protecting your rights when you’ve been the victim of a dog bite accident. As a dog bite victim, you may be entitled to damages including medical bills, lost income, cost of future cosmetic surgery, and pain and suffering. Our Orlando dog bite lawyers have helped other dog bite injury victims get the money they needed to cover medical expenses and we can help you, too.
If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, it is imperative that you contact a dog bite lawyers at the Martindale Law Group at (407) 874-5434 or toll-free at 855-446-8587, or fill out our free case evaluation form.