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Do you know about pool safety and the VGB Act?

There are swimming pools everywhere in Florida, and children love being in them. Most parents are aware of the danger of drowning, a silent death that only takes seconds to occur. Many times, this tragedy happens in just inches of water. Unfortunately, toddlers may drown because they are simply not aware that they cannot open their mouths and breathe while underwater. In addition, children might trip at the edge of the pool or suffer slip-and-fall injuries while running. The pool drain is yet another potential source of injury, even death, but it is something parents might not think about.

Man's best friend can be Florida property owner's liability

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.

Ocala springs forward into Daylight Savings

Just about a week ago, Ocala residents sprung their clocks forward an hour for Daylight Savings Time. Every year, the change in time has a tendency to throw some people off kilter for a few days as they adjust. For some people, it might mean forgetting to change their clocks right away. Likewise, the time change can cause confusion about scheduled plans that occur on the first full day of Daylight Savings.

How does Florida premises liability law treat golfers?

Ocala, like many other cities in Florida, has a number of golf courses. In addition to providing golf enthusiasts with a place to play, golf courses can also create natural scenic settings for residential developments.

Florida premises liability case delves into social media

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.

Ocala's guidelines on property maintenance

Like any other city throughout the state of Florida, Ocala has its share of older buildings. While many of these buildings are in great shape and are still as useful as ever, some older structures in the city have seen their better days come and go. Nothing is inherently bad about an older building, but if the property owner fails to maintain it, the building could become full of hazardous conditions.

Are slip-and-fall accidents really a problem?

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.

What to do following a slip-and-fall accident

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?

Boy loses fingers on Disney ride following similar accident

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.

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