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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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Both Drivers Might Be Liable In Volusia Road Fight That Killed Boy

Posted by on Feb 14, 2013 in Motor vehicle accidents

WFTV.com has reported an extremely tragic story about a 5-year old boy in Deltona who was killed when a car left a local roadway and struck him at a bus stop on Normandy Boulevard. Apparently, two vehicles – a gold car and a green pickup truck – were travelling down Normandy Boulevard and engaged in some kind of fight or argument as they drove down the road.  According to eyewitnesses, occupants of the two vehicles were throwing things back and forth at each other and weaving through traffic. The driver of the gold car was the last to throw an object – just before he lost control of his car, jumped the curb, and hit a bus stop bench where 5-year old Luis Ortiz and his family were sitting. The worst part of the story is that the drivers of both the green pickup and of the gold car saw what happened, but left the scene while the little boy lay there dying. The extreme cowardice displayed by both of these driver is almost beyond belief. Police are looking for both vehicles and their drivers. If these drivers can be found, they will each likely be charged with very serious crimes. As a Winter Park accident attorney, I know that if these drivers can be identified, BOTH drivers can probably be held liable for money damages related to the child’s death, even though the green pickup didn’t hit the boy. In fact, I think both drivers could potentially face punitive damages for their actions. As an additional note, if boy’s parents carried Uninsured Motorist coverage on their auto insurance policy, they could utilize these benefits even if neither of the vehicle drivers is ever identified. We will certainly be keeping Luis Ortiz, and his family, in our...

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