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Category: Animal Attacks

Alligator Attack: What Should Disney World Have Done?

June 17, 2016 | Category: Animal Attacks, Child Injuries, Personal Injury

Everyone is aware of the tragedy that befell a child when he was attacked and killed by an alligator while on vacation at Disney World’s Seven Seas Lagoon. Reports of the heartbreak state that the attack happened in the evening and the child’s parents made efforts to free the child from the alligator but were unable to do so. The father suffered injuries to his hands during the rescue attempt.

Dog Bite Prevention Week

May 19, 2016 | Category: Animal Attacks

National Dog Bite Prevention Week takes place during the third full week of May each year. This year it is May 15-21. The week focuses on educating people about preventing dog bites. There are estimated to be 70 million dogs living in U.S. households. With so many dogs, many adults and children are bitten by dogs every year.

Who Is Responsible When Dogs Bite or Attack

February 25, 2015 | Category: Animal Attacks

Nearly 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year, and one in five dog bites results in injuries serious enough to require medical attention. Since children love animals, and dogs in particular, they are the most common victims of serious dog bites. Seventy percent of fatal dog attacks, and more than half of bite wounds requiring medical attention involve children.

Can Landlords Be Held Legally Responsible For Injuries Caused By Their Tenants' Dogs?

December 23, 2013 | Category: Animal Attacks

Floridians may or may not know that Florida has a strict liability law in place to cover individuals who are attacked or bitten by dogs. According to Fort Myers personal injury lawyer Randall Spivey, strict liability means that the injured party will not be required to demonstrate that the dog's owner was careless or negligent in any way when his or her pet bit the individual. Instead, the owner will be held responsible for the dog's attack automatically.

Dog Bites and the Rights of Dog Bite Victims

November 6, 2013 | Category: Animal Attacks

Anyone who has ever been bitten by a dog knows that the experience can be traumatic. Dog bites can leave individuals with not only psychological scars, but also a variety of medical issues. Fortunately for bite victims, dog owners can be held legally responsible under Florida law if their dogs bite individuals while out in public or while those individuals are legally on the owners' property. 

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