Dog bite and dog attack accidents can be traumatic experiences that leave victims with physical and emotional scars that can last a lifetime. Fortunately, victims injured in these accidents can seek justice under Florida law. If you have been injured in a dog attack in Coral Springs, Florida, do not hesitate to contact an experienced attorney who can help ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries.
Under Florida law, a person who owns or keeps a dog can be held strictly liable for any damages caused by the animal’s bite provided the plaintiff can prove that the dog attacked without provocation and they were lawfully on the premises where the attack took place. This law applies not only to bites but to any other forms of attack that causes someone damage, such as scratching and clawing.
Strict liability is a legal concept that holds people responsible for any damages their actions cause, regardless of intent or negligence. Because dog bites in Florida are governed by strict liability, pet owners are responsible for any damage or harm their animals cause, even if they took precautions to prevent an attack from happening.
For example, if a dog owner takes the necessary steps to keep their pet safe — such as keeping them leashed in public — but the animal still gets loose and causes injury, the owner will be liable for any medical costs associated with treating the injuries and other damages caused by the dog.
Furthermore, it does not matter if the animal has never bitten anyone before; Florida does not have a “one free bite rule.”
If the incident occurs on premises owned by the dog’s owner, the victim was at least six years old, and there is a conspicuously posted sign stating, “Bad Dog” or “Beware of Dog,” then no liability applies under this statute.
Under Florida law, any negligence on the part of the victim that is a proximate cause of the biting incident or attack will reduce the amount of damages the victim can recover from the owner by the percentage that the victim’s negligence contributed to the incident.
For example, if a judge finds that a victim bitten by a dog was “teasing or tormenting the dog” in a manner that one should expect would provoke the dog, the victim could be found partially responsible for their injuries. If the judge finds that they are 40% responsible, any damages the plaintiff is awarded would be reduced by 40%.
Dog bites and attacks can have devastating consequences. If you or someone you love has been injured in a dog attack, hiring a personal injury lawyer specializing in this area of law is crucial. The experienced Coral Springs attorneys at The Law Offices of David A. Solomon have decades of experience and will do everything possible to ensure you get the justice you deserve.
Drivers have a duty to obey the rules of the road and pay attention to their surroundings. When drivers neglect these responsibilities, they can injure or even kill other motorists. If you or a loved one have been injured in an auto accident, you may be entitled to compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance company.
In the aftermath of an auto accident, you may be left dealing with physical pain, doctor appointments, medical bills, car repairs, missed time from work, or funeral expenses. Unfortunately, insurance companies are not in the business of acting with your best interest in mind. Their goal is to settle your claim as quickly and cheaply as possible. That’s why it is important to hire an experienced south Florida car accident lawyer who will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
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From hazardous road conditions to heavily traveled roadways, Florida is one of the most dangerous states for motorcycle riders. Motorcycle accidents tend to cause severe injuries because motorcyclists often have very little protection.
Insurance claims involving motorcycle accidents can be complicated; there are circumstances that can affect your ability to receive compensation. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident caused by a negligent driver, you should contact a south Florida motorcycle accident attorney to help you negotiate a fair settlement.
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Trucks are large, heavy vehicles that can cause serious injuries to other drivers on the road. Florida remains one of the top contributors to injuries and fatalities caused by accidents involving trucks due to its high volume of traffic. Common causes of trucking accidents are speeding, distracted driving, fatigue and driving while under the influence.
When a trucking accident occurs, police and insurance adjusters perform a detailed investigation to determine who is at fault, as there may be multiple defendants and more than one layer of insurance coverage available.
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Florida is one of the most dangerous states for bicycle accidents. Unfortunately, an increased number of cyclists on the road results in an increased number of bicycle accidents. While cyclists must take care in riding their bicycles on the road, negligence on the part of motor vehicle drivers is said to be the main cause of most bicycle accidents. However, even if you are partially at fault for your own bicycle accident, it is important to remember that Florida operates under the pure comparative fault system, which means you may still be entitled to compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance company.
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According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, the number of school bus accidents is on the rise. Higher population and increased student enrollment lead to more school busses being on the road. Public transportation/private charter bus accidents are also not uncommon. Injuries from any type of bus accident can be severe because these vehicles are large, heavy, and often do not come equipped with seatbelts. Determining who is at fault can require an in-depth investigation; there can be multiple defendants involved and several layers of insurance coverage.
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No one expects to go for a walk and get struck by a car. Unfortunately, pedestrian injuries and fatalities remain high nationwide. Common causes of pedestrian accidents include improperly crossing an intersection or roadway, failure to yield the right of way, playing/working in a roadway, poor visibility, being under the influence, distractions, and physical impairments. If you or a loved one have been injured as a pedestrian, it is important to remember that Florida operates under the pure comparative fault system, which means you may still be entitled to compensation even if you are partially at fault for the accident.
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Florida leads the nation for the most registered vessels. Unfortunately, it also leads the nation for the highest number of reported boating accidents. One of the most common causes of boating accidents is lack of education. Other common contributors are hazardous weather conditions, intoxicated or distracted drivers, negligent maintenance, defective parts, capsizing and passenger overboard. If you or a family member have been seriously injured in a recreational boating accident or yacht accident, call our office today to speak with south Florida maritime attorney, David A. Salomon.
Many accident victims affected by a brain injury will have permanent disabilities that require a lifetime of costly medical care. The effects of a brain injury are unpredictable from person to person. A brain injury can affect the way we act, think, and feel. Some common effects of a brain injury are cognitive disabilities, physical disabilities, behavioral changes, and mental conditions.
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As auto and gas prices soar, rideshare companies such as Lyft and Uber have become increasingly more popular. Scores of people have reported physical assaults, sexual assaults, and car accidents while either riding in a Lyft/Uber or driving for one of the rideshare companies. It is important to contact an experienced rideshare accident attorney to assess your situation and determine the next steps.
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If an accident or wrongful conduct claims the life of a loved one, you will undoubtedly have good days and bad while coping with the loss, but you may also be left with medical bills and other losses as a result. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation that can bring relief to you and your family.
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There are a wide range of hazards associated with construction work. While employers must do everything reasonable to mitigate onsite risks, accidents do happen. Construction site accidents involving hazardous or heavy equipment, trucks, a fall from heights, electrocution or an explosion can result in serious injury and even fatality. If you or a family member have been injured in a construction site accident, it is important to remember that you may also be able to file a liability claim against other defendants for personal injuries and may be entitled to additional compensation.
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Premises liability is a type of personal injury claim that arises from an unsafe or defective condition on someone else’s property. Under these circumstances, the property owner may be held liable for the injuries sustained if he or she was negligent in the ownership or maintenance of the property. Common premises liability accidents include slip and fall, inadequate building security resulting in injury or assault, elevator accidents, swimming pool accidents, fires, and toxic chemicals. If you or someone you love are injured on someone else’s property, including the apartment complex you live in, it is important to contact an experienced premises liability attorney to evaluate your potential claim and obtain expert legal advice.
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Florida’s strict liability laws for dog owners means they are liable for unprovoked dog bites. If you or your child have been attacked or bitten by an aggressive dog, contact an experienced south Florida dog bite attorney to understand your rights and seek expert legal advice. Our office handles dog bite cases throughout Miami Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties.
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Medical malpractice is when a hospital, doctor or healthcare practitioner negligently causes injury or death to a patient. Some common examples of medical malpractice are failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis, surgical errors, misreading lab results, improper medication, premature discharge, poor follow-up care, disregarding patient history, failure to order proper testing, and failure to recognize symptoms. If you or a family member have suffered an injury or death due to the negligence of a Florida medical care provider,
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New products are introduced into the market daily. Manufacturers of these products have a duty to make them safe for consumers. Under Florida law, consumers who sustain injuries from a defective product can hold suppliers, designers, distributors, and manufacturers liable for placing a faulty product into the hands of consumers. Some well-known products liability lawsuits are:
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To prevail in a negligent security case, you will need to prove several things.
First, will need to show that the property owner owed you a duty of care—that is, they knew about the danger and were required to take reasonable steps to keep the premises safe from foreseeable harm.
Next, you must show that the property owner breached that duty—in other words, they failed to take those reasonable steps.
Finally, you will need to show that because of that breach, you were injured and suffered damages (such as medical bills and lost wages).
Premises liability law is complex and can be difficult to understand. If you are injured on someone else’s property, it is important to speak with a lawyer who understands the law and can help you seek damages. The attorneys at The Law Offices of David A. Solomon have decades of experience and can help you seek the justice and compensation you deserve. Let us handle all the complicated legal issues while you focus on healing.
If you have been accused of a crime, it is crucial to the outcome of your case that you get help from an experienced attorney. David A. Salomon is here to protect your rights and will fight to get you the best possible result for your legal situation. To contact us, send us a message or call us now.