Library: Premises Liability Accidents

WHAT IS NEGLIGENCE? GAINESVILLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEY EXPLAINS.

Negligence occurs when a victim is injured because of another’s negligent action, misconduct, or failure to act. Sometimes, negligence is defined as the doing of something that a reasonably prudent person would not do under similar circumstances. A relative term: Negligence is a relative term that depends on the facts and circumstances in each specific […]

GAINESVILLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEY GIVES EXAMPLES OF ATTRACTIVE NUISANCE IN FLORIDA.

Here are some tragic, real-life examples of attractive nuisances. As an accident attorney in north central Florida, I hope we can learn from these situations and work together to eliminate attractive nuisance risks to children. A child fell into a pool and died when the homeowner left the fence around the pool open, and the […]

LANDLORDS BEWARE: YOU MAY BE LIABLE FOR FLORIDA DOG BITE INJURIES

– – – – – Even though a landlord may not be the owner of a vicious dog, he or she may be liable in the event that someone is bitten. Under Florida law, landlords have a duty to protect tenants if they know that a dog is dangerous. Dog bites can result in serious […]

OWNERS FACE STRICT LIABILITY FOR DOG BITES IN FLORIDA

– – – – – Victims of dog bites in Florida can look to state law for protection of their legal rights. Florida is a statutory strict liability state, imposing liability the first time a dog attacks. If you have been bitten by a dog in Gainesville, you may be entitled to compensation for your […]

POTENTIAL EFFECTS OF FLORIDA DOG BITES: FROM RABIES TO DEATH

– – – – – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 4.7 million Americans are injured each year by dog bites. Annually in Florida alone, more than 500 residents suffer dog bites so severe that they require hospitalization. Unfortunately, the effects of the attack may be long lasting, including […]

UNDERSTANDING NEGLIGENCE PER SE | FOLLOWING A FLORIDA DOG BITE ATTACK

– – – – – In order to benefit victims of Florida dog bites, the state provides various means to recover compensation for dog bite injuries. One such method for obtaining compensation is to argue that the individual liable is guilty of “negligence per se.” This is also known as negligence as a matter of […]