FAQ: Premises Liability Accidents

IS IT TRUE THAT IF MY DOG BITES SOMEONE HE MIGHT BE “PUT TO SLEEP” EVEN IF HE’S NEVER BITTEN ANYONE BEFORE?

Yes. This is sad but true and sometimes necessary to protect the public welfare. The law states that a dog might be confiscated, quarantined for 10 days to allow for the owner to file an appeal, and then put to death in a humane way, if the dog caused severe injury or death, even if […]

WHAT IS THE ATTRACTIVE NUISANCE DOCTRINE?

The Attractive Nuisance Doctrine protects a child who wanders or trespasses onto another’s property and is injured by a dangerous condition. Attractive nuisance is a negligence action, based on a land owner’s premise liability and to protect children from unreasonable risk of harm. Generally, a land owner may be responsible for a child trespasser’s injuries […]

A DOG RECENTLY BIT ME IN FLORIDA, BUT THE LANDLORD IS CLAIMING I WAS TRESPASSING. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

– – – – – One argument that a landlord may use to try to escape liability following a Florida dog bite is to claim that you entered the property without permission. If this is the case, it is vital that you seek the guidance of an experienced Gainesville dog bite lawyer. Your attorney can […]