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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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Can You Sue a Landlord for a Dog Bite?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Under Florida law, owners are responsible for any injuries that their dogs cause when they bite someone. This liability attaches regardless of whether you know the dog has a tendency to be vicious, so long as the victim was legally on the property where the attack occurred. But what happens if the dog lives… Read More »

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What if You Can’t Identify a Dog Owner after a Dog Bite?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Dog bites can cause tens of thousands of dollars of damage. Fortunately, Florida law allows you to sue the dog owner for compensation to cover your financial and non-financial losses. If you are successful, you should not suffer any financial loss because of the dog bite. But what happens if you can’t identify the… Read More »

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Dangerous Dog Breeds

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

According to statistics, dog bite claims account for about a third of all claims paid out by homeowners insurance companies. For this reason, insurance companies will deny offering policies to people with a dangerous breed at their homes. If you are a homeowner, then you will want to understand whether your dog is preventing… Read More »

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Challenges in Dog Bite Cases

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Dog bite cases present unique problems, which require an experienced personal injury attorney. At Earnhart Law, we have represented many dog bite victims and are skilled at building a case for compensation. Below are some of the more difficult problems we have dealt with. The Defendant Claims They Warned You about a Bad Dog… Read More »

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