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What Should I Do if I Tripped and Fell on an Unmarked Curb in Front of a Store and Was Seriously Injured?

By Meldon Law |

In any kind of “premises liability” or trip and fall, or slip and fall case in Florida, whether the accident occurred at a shopping mall, business restroom, or walking down the street; the steps to take if you feel you were injured because a business was at fault, for the most part are similar….. Read More

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What is Strict Liability and What Does It Mean?

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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 Attorney, what is unique about Strict Liability is that a person does not have to be found careless, or at-fault, or negligent… Read More

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What is the Attractive Nuisance Doctrine?

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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… Read More

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What Is Premises Liability?

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Briefly, Premises Liability is a broad legal category of cases which refer to situations when an individual is injured on a property or premise and the owner of the property is held liable for the injury. Slip and Fall, Trip and Fall cases in Florida fall under the category of premises liability. Jeffrey Meldon… Read More

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What Happens if My Dog Bites or Attacks Another Animal in Ocala?

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An owner is not just liable for attacks on people but also animals in Ocala and the rest of Florida. The law states that a dog owner may be liable for damages resulting from an attack on “domestic animals” or “livestock” such as a horse, cow, goat, ostrich, dog, cat, chicken or other bird…. Read More

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Is It True That If My Dog Bites Someone He Might Be “Put To Sleep” Even If He’s Never Bitten Anyone Before?

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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… Read More

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What Can I Be Reimbursed for in a Slip and Fall Case?

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As with other types of personal injury cases, an injured person from slip and fall accident in Florida is entitled to be compensated or reimbursed for: Out-of-pocket expenses for medical bills, therapy, prescription drugs, etc (present and future) Lost wages (present and future) Pain and Suffering Inconvenience Mental anguish Loss of ability to work… Read More

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What Could Happen If My Dog Bites Someone?

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As an attorney specializing in dog bites with almost 40 years of experience, I have seen the devastating effects of these attacks. As a dog owner, you may be strictly liable to the victim for damages including: medical costs, and pain and suffering, regardless of whether this was the first attack. Hospital bills alone… Read More

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I Slipped and Fell in Kmart on Water on the Floor, Now I Need to Have Surgery, Can I Sue Kmart?

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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… Read More

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I Was Bitten by a Dog, But the Owner Had a “Bad Dog” Sign Posted. Can I Still Recover for My Injuries?

By Meldon Law |

Florida is a state that imposes strict liability on the owners of dogs for dog bite cases. This means that in general, when a dog attacks a human being, the dog owner is liable. This is true regardless if the owner had reason to believe the dog was potentially dangerous. There are certain exceptions,… Read More

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