In 2011, research revealed that the fatality rate for cyclists in Florida was three times the national average. In response to this disconcerting statistic, Florida launched the Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) to reduce the number of bicyclist fatalities across the state. At Crary Buchanan, we are committed to cyclist safety too. As personal injury lawyers in Stuart, we understand the devastating financial impact of a personal injury. That’s why our team is dedicated to helping bicycle accident victims seek and recover financial compensation for their injuries.
Dog Bite Injuries
Each state has its own laws when it comes to dealing with victims of dog bites and dog owners. In the state of Florida, a dog bite victim may be able to recover damages if the dog’s owner was found to have been negligent. There are strict rules for dog owners in Florida, which means that in the event that the dog causes injury to an individual, that individual may very well be entitled to a personal injury claim. You’ve heard it said before that dogs are man’s best friend, but what happens when man’s best friend turns on you?
Many areas in Florida require dogs to be put on a leash. In the event that a dog owner failed to have their dog on a leash at the time it attacked another person, they would likely be liable for the injuries. Many dog bite cases are also issues of comparative negligence. Sometimes, an individual who was bitten was somehow partially responsible for the incident. Even if this was the case with your attack, you may still likely be able to recover damages. You can never know until your case is evaluated by a legal professional.
Contact a personal injury lawyer from Crary Buchanan for help getting the compensation you deserve!