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Posts made in April, 2013

Dog Was Thought To Be Nice Until It Attacked Deltona Men

Posted by on Apr 23, 2013 in Dog Bites

Dog Was Thought To Be Nice Until It Attacked Deltona Men

A child was interviewed in a Deltona neighborhood where two men were violently attacked by a dog, and his first comment was, “The dog has always been good to me…” Unfortunately, this type of testimony is not unusual in our experience as Orlando dog bite attorneys. According to an article in the Orlando Sentinel, two men from Radcliffe Street in Deltona are nursing significant wounds, and one of the men is mending a broken arm after being attacked by a Labrador-mix named Soko. One of the men said he was working on his vehicle when he heard his neighbor screaming for help. He ran over and found the first man being attacked on his face, arms, and stomach by the dog. When the second man intervened, the dog attacked him, too. People in the neighborhood said they thought the dog was nice. Under Florida law, a dog owner is responsible for any injuries caused by the dog, regardless of whether the dog was thought to be nice, or had no history of hurting other people. The concept is known as strict liability. The only exceptions to this rule are if the victim is trespassing, the owner has posted a sign warning of a dog on the premises, or if the dog was provoked. The Orlando Sentinel story did not reference where the attack took place, or whether Soko had been provoked. If you have any questions following a Florida dog bite, call Winter Park personal injury attorneys Kim Cullen and Robert Hemphill at...

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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Hide Info About Your Florida Car Accident

Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 in Motor vehicle accidents

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Hide Info About Your Florida Car Accident

If you are hurt in a Florida car accident, there is no reason to hide this information from medical providers.  In fact, doing so will generally hurt you. Here is a short video I shot after a telephone call by a potential automobile accident client to our office.  Think of it as a lesson about what NOT to do after a Florida car accident.     If you have any questions following a Florida car accident, call Winter Park personal injury attorneys Kim Cullen and Robert Hemphill at...

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Where Did Shredded Tire Come From That Killed One In Osceola Crash?

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 in Dangerous Products, Motor vehicle accidents

Where Did Shredded Tire Come From That Killed One In Osceola Crash?

Law enforcement officials are blaming a “shredded tire” for causing a church van to overturn on the Florida Turnpike last weekend, causing the death of a Miami woman. According to an article in the Miami Herald, Merlande Cherry, 46, was tragically killed in the accident, while the van’s driver, Willem Camille, was seriously injured and 18 passengers also received injuries. Mr. Camille and 16 of the passengers were transported to Central Florida hospitals. The group was reportedly en route to a church conference. The Florida Highway Patrol reported that a tire separation occurred causing the van to roll several times down the Turnpike. It goes without saying that a tire should not separate under normal driving conditions. As an Orlando automobile accident attorney, I have been involved in tire separation cases in the past. In those instances, the tires were almost always used tires, or retreads that should probably never have been sold in the first place. However, even new tires can separate if they are not manufactured to meet safety standards. New or lightly used tires can fail for many different reasons that would not be immediately obvious to a typical consumer. Last summer, I published this video with some tire safety tips: Tire separation, tire blowout, or tire failure cases can be very challenging, and very often involve a very careful, specialized, and scientific analysis of the remaining pieces of the tire. These are cases where it pays to speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible after the accident. Hopefully, Ms. Cherry’s family can see fit, despite the grieving process, to make sure that any available pieces of the shredded tire are retained, if nothing else. If you have any questions following a Florida tire separation case, or any other kind of Florida automobile accident, call Winter Park personal injury attorneys Bob Hemphill and Kim Cullen at...

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