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Securing Damages For Dog Bite Injuries

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Pets are common in Florida and throughout the world. And it makes sense, animals can be wonderful companions for kids, teens, working adults, and the elderly. They bring joy to many lives. But of course, the animal needs to be trained. If a dog misbehaves and bites someone, doctor appointments or hospital visits may… Read More »

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Complications From Dog Bites

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Dog bite attacks can be brutal, unexpected, and happen far more often than most people realize. However, in addition to the initial damage caused by the bite, many victims of these attacks also suffer complications afterwards. If you or a loved one has been injured in a dog bite attack, it is critical that… Read More »

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Potential Defenses To A Dog Bite Claim

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Dog bite attacks are serious incidents, and the victims of such attacks can suffer devastating injuries as a result. Injury victims deserve to be compensated for their injuries, but there are some defenses that a dog owner may raise in order to mitigate or avoid liability after an attack. At Earnhart Law in Delray… Read More »

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What Is The Difference Between A Dog Bite Attack And Other Injuries Caused By Dogs?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Any incident involving a vicious or aggressive dog is a scary experience, but the law treats dog bite attacks and other injuries caused by dogs differently. If you or a loved one is injured by someone else’s pet, it is important to know the differences between the two incidents and how it may impact… Read More »

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Common Injuries In Dog Bite Attacks

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

While dogs are considered man’s best friend, not all dogs are friendly. When a dog bite attack occurs, the results can be devastating and the injuries catastrophic for victims. Some types of injuries are seen more often than others in dog bite incidents, and an experienced personal injury attorney can help you get the… Read More »

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Florida Dog Bite Law: What You Need To Know

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

While dogs are considered man’s best friend, not all dogs are friendly. When a dog bite attack happens, the results can be catastrophic for victims, especially when the victim is an elderly person or a child. If you or a loved one has been injured in a dog bite attack, the knowledgeable Delray Beach… Read More »

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Average Dog Bite Settlement Continues to Rise

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), the average dog bite settlement for 2019 was $44,760. This represents nearly a 15% increase over the average settlement from 2018, which was $39.017. III collected information from providers of homeowners’ insurance, which typically pays out settlements in dog bite attacks. At Earnhart Law, we help those… Read More »

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Amazon Stops Delivery to Neighborhood after Dog Attack

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

According to Newsweek magazine, Amazon has halted delivery to a neighborhood in Jacksonville, Florida following a dog attack on one of its delivery drivers. The incident occurred as Zelda Fleming was making deliveries on Lourdes South Drive. A woman opened her door to receive the package, and two rottweilers rushed outside to attack the… Read More »

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Are Dog Bite Fatalities Rare?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Yes, deaths caused by dog bites are rare. According to statistics kept by the National Canine Research Council, there were only 40 verified deaths caused by dog bites in 2017. This means your odds of being killed by a dog bite are lower than being killed by lightning. For comparison purposes, the website Bakersfield.com… Read More »

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4 Mistakes to Avoid after a Dog Bite

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Dog bites are fairly regular occurrences in Florida, unfortunately. According to Florida Health, about 600 Floridians are hospitalized each year due to dog bites, and about 2 people die. Even normally well-behaved dogs sometimes go off the rails and attack children, neighbors, and complete strangers. If you’ve been bitten by a dog, you might… Read More »

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