In general, Floridians have a longstanding love affair with their dogs. According to the American Pet Products Association, people in the United States have as many as 80 million dogs. Dog owners in the Ocala area may consider their dog as a full-fledged member of the family, and for some owners, their dog truly is their best friend. Sometimes, however, dogs do not behave as they are supposed to. When this happens, it can create danger for the owners or anyone else near the dog.
Every year, racing fans all across the country focus in on Florida's Central Atlantic Coast. Tens of thousands of people flock to Daytona each February to see the Daytona 500, and millions of people tune in to watch at home.
Just about everyone in the Ocala area has probably at least heard about social media websites like Facebook and Twitter. Regardless of whether a person uses them, odds are that they are somewhat familiar with the social media websites, given their vast popularity.
At one time or another, most people in Ocala have probably tripped while walking, and come close to falling. Most of the time, these slips are minor and the person can recover and catch their balance without even falling to the ground. When accidents like this happen, the person usually walks away without injury and can laugh the whole thing off. Sometimes, however, the person does not land on his or her feet, and can suffer life-changing injuries.
Accidents can happen anywhere and at any time. However, when someone gets injured on another person's property, the injured person may be entitled to compensation from the property owner. So what should a person do following an injury, like a slip-and-fall accident on someone else's property?
Residents and tourists in Florida often enjoy various activities in the state. Amusement parks are frequented by individuals of all ages, and when they are on a ride, the guest rarely considers that something could go wrong. However, if a ride is not properly maintained and malfunctions, it could cause serious injuries. If no action is taken following an incident or proper remedial action was not accomplished, the ride could continue to be a piece of dangerous property that could continue to injure visitors.
A lot of personal injury discussions center on two topics: negligence and injury. The first focuses on the behavior of the defendant while the latter focuses on the impact that behavior had on the victim. Today’s discussion in our Ocala personal injury law blog will focus on that latter topic.