On Sunday morning, three people were injured when a can of Pam cooking spray fell into a deep fryer causing an explosion at the Speedway Café in Mukilteo. The injured patrons were transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment, and their condition remains unknown. The restaurant remains closed today, and a sign on the door indicates it will reopen on Tuesday.
In this blog, we're going to discuss some facets of personal injury law related to dog bite liability (mostly pertaining to Florida). In Florida, there is what's known as "strict liability" with dog bites. When it comes to man's best friend, some of the most fondly recalled memories include playing fetch, going for walks and watching your canine companion amuse him/herself with a dog bone. Unfortunately, these examples don't compose the entirety of human relations with dogs. Sometimes dogs act out and severely--or fatally--injure their human victim. It's important to know about dog bite laws, especially in Florida; be aware of the fact that the law is on your side. Section 767.04 of the Florida code deals with this area of the law, and we're going to explain the most important pieces of the law in this blog.
If you are planning to go for a hike in Olympic National Park, watch out for the wild Mountain Goats. In 2010 a 63 year old man was attacked and gored to death by a mountain goat while hiking in the park. The man claims that the goat was known to be an aggressive animal and should have been dealt with by park officials. The interior department claims that encounters with wild animals is a known risk of using the National Parks, and that there is no claim.