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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Florida on
Q: My dog bit a delivery driver on his hand and scratched his chest almost 2 years ago.

I just received a letter from his lawyer wanting my insurance information and if I don’t provide it then it is prejudice. EMS and police arrived on scene and he did not need medical attention. I provided him with my information and to let me know of any medical bills- he has not. Do I need a... View More

Roberto M. Vazquez
Roberto M. Vazquez
answered on Mar 23, 2024

Although not necessarily required, it’s probably in your best interest to hire a lawyer to handle this if you do not have dog bite coverage under your insurance. If you have dog bite coverage, then contact your insurance and they will handle it for you.

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: Can my husband be fired from his job if we sue his employer for a dog attack on her property?

I was attacked by a pitbull in the mobile home park I live in and my husband works for. If we attempt to make a claim, can his employer fire him? Can we be evicted? I've already been threatened by the landlord/employer. Due to the park managers negligence and lying claiming the dog was a... View More

Roberto M. Vazquez
Roberto M. Vazquez
answered on Jan 9, 2024

I handle landlord/tenant and dog bite claims statewide.

As for the landlord/tenant aspect of your question, your lease should protect you. If you have a one-year lease and are in compliance with all of its terms, then the landlord has no justification in trying to evict you. Florida Statue...
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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: I'm 19 and I'm getting sued for 100k. I'm currently a full time student and I don't work or own any property.

One year ago I was involved in a car crash and my insurance company paid the other person involved the agreed amount. One year later (today) I'm getting sued for over 100k and I don't work and don't own property. What should I do?

Roberto M. Vazquez
Roberto M. Vazquez
answered on Mar 17, 2023

This sounds like a subrogation lawsuit, which I'm very familiar with. These usually come about when the insurance company for the other driver pays out because of the accident, but then seeks to recover that money from the person they deem to be at fault. You should try to speak with an... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: Someone else was diving my car without my permission and hit someone. Am I responsible for cost of damages?

I live in Florida. The accident happened in Florida. The injured person in the other car is now trying to sue me for damages

Roberto M. Vazquez
Roberto M. Vazquez
answered on Feb 7, 2024

Yes, you could still potentially be liable. However, if the vehicle was stolen, that would be a viable defense. Once you've been served with the lawsuit the first step should be to contact your insurance to see if they will provide you with an attorney to represent you in the lawsuit. This... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: Which state laws do I follow if I'm being sued for a car crash out of state?

I'm being filed a suit from the plaintiff who lives in the state where the accident occurred, but I live in a different state. Will I be subjected to the laws of the state where the accident took place? Or the laws where I live? For example, will my assets be protected under my state's... View More

Roberto M. Vazquez
Roberto M. Vazquez
answered on Aug 29, 2022

Generally speaking, the car accident will be filed where the accident occurred. However, your state's law would usually control assets located within that state.

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