FAQ: Premises Liability Accidents

I SLIPPED AND FELL IN KMART ON WATER ON THE FLOOR, NOW I NEED TO HAVE SURGERY, CAN I SUE KMART?

It is possible; however, whether anyone injured by slipping and falling in a retail store can sue or receive a financial settlement from the store depends on the specific facts of the case. A business has a duty to use reasonable and ordinary care to keep and maintain the property, including the floors, reasonably safe […]

I WAS JUST BITTEN BY MY NEIGHBOR’S DOG. THE DOG HAD NEVER BITTEN ANYONE BEFORE, IS THE OWNER RESPONSIBLE?

States have different laws regarding responsibility for dog bites. Some states have a rule that a person is not responsible the first time their dog bites someone, since they didn’t have prior knowledge. Florida is different. In Florida, even if it is the first bite, the dog owner is responsible. This concept is called, “strict […]

WHAT IS STRICT LIABILITY AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Strict Liability is a legal doctrine referring to absolute legal responsibility for an injury that can be imposed on the “wrongdoer” without proof of carelessness or fault. As a Gainesville Dog Bite Lawyer, what is unique about Strict Liability is that a person does not have to be found careless, or at-fault, or negligent for […]