A 40-year-old woman was bitten on the arm by what wildlife officials think was a nearly 11-foot alligator earlier this month in Seminole County.
The bite occurred at about 2:30 p.m. while the woman was wading in the water in the Little Big Econ River in the Chuluota area of Seminole County, near Oviedo. The woman was able to free herself from the alligator and was taken to Central Florida Regional Hospital in Sanford.
She suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission trapped and caught a nearly 11-foot alligator they think was the one that bit the woman, because it was still in the area where the attack happened.
It seems that we have read a lot about alligator attacks in Florida in the news recently. Golf courses, hotels, parks, businesses, apartment complexes, and owners of residential properties that border pools, ponds, lakes, streams, or rivers in Florida should know that alligators could inhabit these bodies of water. They are responsible for protecting the property and for appropriately warning visitors of any potential hazards. Failure to do so is considered negligence. Victims of a gator attack, could be entitled to recover monetary damages from the property owner, depending on the circumstances.
If you or someone you love has suffered from an alligator attack, you may be able to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim under Florida law. Our Seminole County Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help you understand your rights after such an incident. Call us today at 866-608-5529 or contact us online for a free consultation.