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Help! I’ve Been Bitten By a Dog! Now What?: Steps to Take After a Florida Dog Bite Accident

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith PLLC |

Statistics published by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals estimate that 70-80 million dogs are owned in the United States. Unfortunately, with the large number of dogs owned comes a large number of dog bite injuries. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality published a study that found approximately 4.5… Read More »

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Recovery for an Aggravation of a Prior Injury in a Florida Personal Injury Claim

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith PLLC |

Sometimes people may suffer from an accident that aggravates a pre-existing (“prior”) injury. Florida law allows victims in these situations to recover damages for aggravation of pre-existing injuries. However, insurance claims adjusters will likely argue that your prior injury should result in a smaller settlement or no settlement at all. Do I Have to… Read More »

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Hoverboards Still for the Future? Manufacturer Liability for Defective Products

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith PLLC |

Remember when you were younger, watching “Back to the Future” and dreaming of one day being Marty McFly and getting to soar around on your very own hoverboard? This past year, toy makers turned those dreams into reality with the release of an real hoverboard. But no sooner were those hoverboards “flying” off the… Read More »

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Florida Amusement Park Premises Liability

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Going to an amusement park is a common and enjoyable family activity but it is important to keep in mind the associated risks and potential liability if you are injured while at an amusement park. With some of the most popular amusement parks in the United States, it is no surprise that Florida is… Read More »

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Liability for Dog Bite Accidents in Florida

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith PLLC |

The 2015-2016 APPA National Pet Owners Survey reported that 54.4 million American households have at least one dog. Although dogs are considered to be man’s best friend, dog-related injuries are more common than people think. A 2013 ABC News report found “dog attacks cost Florida pet owners more than $7 million a year, and… Read More »

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A Simple Envelope Makes a Big Impact

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith PLLC |

In the fall of 1934, my great grandfather Phillip Lesser was tragically killed by a car while walking home after worshiping at his congregation in Rome, GA. At the time, my grandfather Joe Lesser was in his sixth year of law practice in West Palm Beach. Following the funeral, my grandfather wrote a check… Read More »

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Understanding Florida Attractive Nuisance Laws

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith PLLC |

While playing outside, your children may see a discarded old refrigerator on someone else’s property that they want to play hide and seek with, or they may even be tempted to go for a quick dip in your neighbor’s pool while they know he is at work. If your children are injured due to… Read More »

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Protecting Your Loved One in a Nursing Home

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We have all seen vulnerable nursing home residents being mistreated on TV. Unfortunately these incidents occur every day. According to the American Psychological Association, every year an estimated 2.1 million older Americans are victims of physical, psychological or other forms of abuse and neglect. As nursing home abuse lawyers, we have seen it all… Read More »

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What You Need to Know about Gun “Accidents” and Deaths

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith PLLC |

Did you know that guns are now killing as many people as cars in the United States of America, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control? This is in large part due to the decline of auto fatalities, yet gun mortality continues to rise in our country. Last year, almost 13,000… Read More »

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Spills, Slips and Falls – How Long is Too Long for a Spill to Remain?

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Slip and fall cases often involve spilled substances that leave floors slippery. In fact, Florida has a specific statute that addresses premises liability for “transitory foreign substances in a business establishment” – that is, stuff that spills on the floor that causes people to fall and be injured. Recently, Florida’s Third District Court of… Read More »

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