We put your needs first after your Florida dog attack
Dog bites might seem minor if you've never been attacked. But to anyone who has been bitten or watched a loved one suffer after a dog attack, these types of injuries can be devastating. If you or a loved one was injured by a vicious dog, you have rights and we can fight for them.
At the Law Offices of Richard B. Troutman, we have decades of experience representing people attacked by dogs in Orlando and throughout Central Florida. As a result, we're familiar with Florida's unique laws involving dog attacks. Specifically, Florida has "strict liability" dog bite laws. That means a dog owner can be held liable for a dog attack - even if the dog never exhibited violent behavior in the past.
We also understand the sensitive nature of some dog attacks. In many cases, the dog that bit you or your child is owned by someone you know: a neighbor, a friend or even a loved one. We can handle all the negotiations with the insurance company. You won't even have to be directly involved. This way you can focus on your recovery while we deal with all the paperwork. For more information about protecting your rights, visit our page: what should I do if a dog bites me in Florida.
We understand what you're going through and we want to help
Dog attacks are more serious than many people might realize. Millions of people are bitten each year by dogs and nearly one in five dog bite victims requires emergency medical treatment. Such injuries often include broken bones, severe cuts, puncture wounds, disfigurement. Many victims of dog bites or attacks are children. And in some cases, some dog bites result in the death of the victim. In these instances, the family who loses a loved one may have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit.
We understand how confusing and overwhelming dog attacks can be for many people. After such a traumatic event, many people simply want to take some time to recover physically and psychologically. But the reality is you need to take strong legal action as soon as possible in order to build a strong legal case. Even if the owner of the dog admits wrongdoing, insurance companies and their attorneys will often do everything they can to reduce or deny your claim altogether.
That's not right. That's why we take such cases so seriously right from the start. Often, we track down witnesses who saw the attack or consult with dog bite experts. As your attorney, we'll also obtain a copy the medical records documenting the attack so there's no doubt that you or a loved sustained a serious injury. We leave no stone unturned in pursuit of justice.
Attorney Troutman has years of experience handling dog bite claims
You might think you don't need a lawyer to handle your claim. Your dog bite injury might seem straightforward. The person responsible might have even admitted wrongdoing. Or perhaps an insurance company has offered to compensate you for your injuries.
Unfortunately, dog attack cases in Florida are often much more complicated than they initially appear. The dog owner might suddenly try to claim you or your child did something to provoke the dog. Or that offer from the insurance company might not even come close to covering the true, long-term cost of your dog bite.
Don't be caught off guard. Be prepared. Contact an experienced Orlando dog bite lawyer who will vigorously fight for your rights. Contact attorney Troutman. Call 866-434-5770 for a free case evaluation or simply contact us online. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can help you get your life back on track.