Did you know that 600 Floridians are hospitalized from dog bite injuries and 2 Floridians die as a result from those injuries each year? In 2012, insurance companies paid more than $7 million in dog bite claims. With Florida having some of the strictest liability dog bite laws in all of America, it is crucial for you to familiarize yourself with Florida's stature and laws if you are thinking of adopting or owning a dog.
- Although some people get excited for snow during the winter, most Americans know its the season when slip and fall accidents are most prominent. Each year, 1 million Americans are injured as a result of a slip and fall accident, with over 15,000 cases ending in fatalities. Ice and snow slip and fall accidents are quite common. If you are a victim and have been injured, you want to consult with a slip and fall attorney to determine whether you can legally obtain compensation from the party responsible for maintaining the property.
- Getting into a car accident can be scary, but getting into an accident with a big truck can be downright terrifying. If you've recently been hit by a truck and suffered serious injuries or property damage, it's a good idea to get your legal wits about you. Knowing what you can do to strengthen your claim and identify legally liable parties in your accident may be the difference between getting the money you need and being left twisting in the wind.
- Gender identity disorder (also called gender dysphoria and colloquially known as transgenderism) is a condition characterized by the affected person feeling as though his or her gender identity and biological sex does not match. Although some people with this condition experience crippling emotional and mental disabilities related to comorbid issues, gender identity disorder itself does not make a person eligible for Social Security disability benefits. Here's more information about this issue and an alternative way you may be able to get money from the SSD program.
- After being charged with a crime, your attorney will begin preparing for your trial. This trial will most likely be heard by a jury, and one of the tasks your criminal attorney will prepare for is jury selection. This is a process called voir dire and it allows your attorney to select the best jurors for your case. As you get ready to go to court for the start of your trial, here are three things you should know about this process.