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Are Boats Required to Have Insurance in California?

  California law does not require boaters to insure their boats. Despite California’s policy on boater’s insurance, it is wise to get coverage to minimize risks to your personal assets. Boating insurance is like car or home insurance; it covers

Tragic Alligator Attack Kills Toddler at Disney World


Amid a week of tragedies, a 2-year-old boy, Lane Graves, has been found dead after being pulled into a lagoon by an alligator near Walt Disney World hotel. The accident happened around 9:15 PM ET on Tuesday as his family relaxed on the shore of the lagoon nearby. The boy had waded into about a foot of water at the lagoon’s edge when the alligator snagged him; despite the boy’s father trying to pry the alligator’s mouth open, the child was dragged underwater. By about 1:45 PM Wednesday, the body had been found intact by an Orange County dive team 10 to 15 yards from where he had been grabbed the night before.

Despite this incident, alligator attacks are relatively rare. The likelihood of a resident being seriously injured during an unprovoked alligator attack in Florida is roughly only one in 2.4 million. And nationwide, there were only 5 fatal alligator attacks in 2015. Over the last 60+ years, only 23 people have died as a result of unprovoked alligator attacks, 8 of which were children 16 and under.

Still, the question of liability remains. Resorts are often located in exotic locations where wild animals are close by — it is often part of the vacation experience. But when a fatal attack occurs at one of these resorts, who is liable? Florida property law imposes a duty onto landowners who welcome the injured patron onto their property, known as invitees. Here, Disney World had a duty to maintain its property in a reasonably safe condition and warn patrons of latent or concealed dangers that should have been known to them, were unknown to patrons and would not have been discovered through exercise of the patrons’ due care. Although ‘No Swimming’ signs were posted around the lagoon, there did not appear to be any indication of the possibility of alligators in the water. On the other hand, Florida law does not require landowners to guard patrons against harm from wild animals. Despite legal concerns, a recent statement by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department indicated that the ongoing investigation was not currently criminal in nature.

States differ in their laws concerning premises liability, animal attacks, and personal injury. If you have questions about an animal attack that occurred in California, be sure to contact an experienced California personal injury attorney.

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