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Six people sent to hospital after roller coaster derails

Six people have been sent to the hospital after a roller coaster derailment at the Daytona Beach Boardwalk.

Emergency services rescued a total of nine individuals who were trapped on the coaster after it came off the tracks. Two people were hurt after a falling a distance of 34 feet, according to the Daytona Beach Fired Department.

The attorneys at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. will follow this story and report new information as it becomes available.

Dog bite bill may amend law in Florida

A Florida representative is proposing to amend the dog bite law to allow owners more options after their animal bites a person, according to reports on October 9.

Representative Greg Steube (R-Sarasota) argued that some situations in which dogs bite people should not result in the animals being automatically put down. For example, a dog who attacks a burglar breaking into their owner’s home was certainly provoked, and should be spared for trying to protect it’s owner in that situation.

Current Florida dog bite law indicates that any dogs that pose a risk to other people are to be euthanized. If a dog causes injury to a human that results in the need for sutures or medical attention, the legal process does not allow judges or juries to hear evidence or circumstances explaining the situation. Rep. Steube stated that there should be a process to determine what triggered a dog to attack and determining if the animal is truly a danger to people.

There have been two cases so far in which the court has ruled the new law unconstitutional.

The Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. lawyers in West Palm Beach understand that many people suffer serious injuries inflicted by dangerous dogs who have not been provoked in any way. In these situations, victims of dangerous animals should consider seeking compensation for their injuries. To learn more about your legal options, call our office today at (561) 689-8180 to discuss your case with our attorneys.

I was injured in a slip and fall accident, who is liable?

In certain slip and fall accidents, property owners may be held liable for not taking the steps to prevent such an accident from occurring. If you were injured in a slip and fall accident in a commercial business or in the residence of another individual, you may be able to seek damages for your injury. While there may be shared fault in the cause of a slip and fall accident, certain circumstances may help your case, including unmarked wet floors, loose tiles, or torn carpeting. An experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to inform you of your legal options and information about your eligibility for compensation from the property owner. Expenses you may be reimbursed for may include medical bills, lost wages, and financial compensation for pain and suffering. Call Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. at (561) 689-8180 to get in touch with a member of our West Palm Beach personal injury team.

What is premises liability?

Premises liability is the legal concept that a property owner is responsible for the dangerous and unsafe conditions of their property in the event that someone is injured. These types of situations could range from slip and fall accidents inside of a home to an injury accrued while at an amusement park.

Florida premises liability law directs that the owner of the property has a duty to correctly warn invited and licensed guests of any dangerous situations and make reasonable effort to maintain the safety of their property. When injury occurs on the property of another, the property owner has a legal obligation and responsibility to compensate you for your injury.

Fortunately, the attorneys at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A., are experienced in pursuing premises liability cases in order to obtain damages for the injuries you sustained, including medical bills and lost wages during recovery.

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