When a dog attacks someone for the first time, the owner may honestly be shocked. They may say that they never knew the dog was dangerous and that the animal had never acted like this before. This is a very common response.
It's that time of the year again when many of us here in Panama City will be hanging out by the pool to keep cool during the dog days of the summer. While swimming pools can be a lot of fun in the summer, they're also very dangerous -- particularly for children.
Last year, 15 cyclists were out for a ride together when an allegedly distracted driver plowed into the group. Multiple people suffered injuries and two people died. One was a 62-year-old man and the other was a 53-year-old woman.
If you opt not to drive in Florida, and you choose to walk instead, it could be a decision that lands you in the hospital -- or worse.
A late-summer trip to the theme park may seem like just the way to extend the fun of the season, and maybe you are already planning a trip for you and your children. While it can be fun and exciting, with millions of people hitting up parks all over the country every year, you should know that injuries are far more common than people think.
Pool-related injuries are common during the summer in Florida. With the high temperatures and easy access to pools -- at home, at the neighbors, at the park, etc -- it seems like many people spend most of the summer months searching for a way to cool off.
As you have probably noticed on more than one occasion, some dogs react aggressively when a stranger (at least a stranger to them) shows up at the door. Maybe it happens when they ring the doorbell or knock, or perhaps the dog barks and runs around as soon as they start coming up the driveway.
Adrenaline is supposed to save your life. It makes you perform better, physically speaking. It gives you energy and endurance. It's part of your fight or flight ability. If you are threatened, adrenaline helps you run from the threat or fight it off.
In most personal injury cases, victims will be able to pursue tangible damages and intangible damages. Tangible damages are easy to calculate with receipts and known or predictable costs. Intangible damages are a little bit different because they relate to things like pain and suffering or lost quality of life -- which are harder to put an exact dollar amount on.
It's impossible to know the statistics, but if you were to imagine how many injured victims of motorcycle crashes never realize that they have a viable personal injury claim they can make, the numbers would probably stagger the mind. This is why, even if you don't believe your motorcycle accident was the fault of another party, you should still visit a personal injury attorney – just to make sure you don't have a claim.