Dog Attacks

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Legislature acts on dog bite liability – Landlords happy. Dog owners? Not so much.

After several failed attempts in prior legislative sessions to take action against the Court of Appeals holding in the 2012 “pit bull” case of Tracey v. Solesky the legislature finally succeeded in passing a new dog bite...more

Another Child Killed by Pit Bulls

This past September, a 2 year-old special needs child from Gilbert, Arizona was killed after he and his baby sitter were caught in a fight among the baby sitter’s three pit bulls. The dogs apparently were distracted from...more

Service Dogs And Emotional Support Animals: Man's Best Friend Becomes A Landlord's Biggest Headache

Landlords in Iowa and elsewhere have been facing, with increasing frequency, difficult questions regarding man’s best friend. While landlords must analyze each request by an existing or prospective tenant regarding the need...more

A Dog Bite Can Be Deadly and Can Land the Dog’s Owner in Jail

This past August, a Florida Panhandle man was convicted of manslaughter when his two dogs viciously attacked his seven year old neighbor as the boy was riding his bike. The jury found the dog’s owner responsible for failing...more

Dangerous Dogs In New Jersey: How Do You Know?

In August, an 82-year-old Passaic woman walked into her backyard to fill her birdfeeders. An approximately 80-lb. pit bull-type dog owned by a neighbor scaled a 6-foot fence dividing the properties and attacked the woman. ...more

Georgia’s Dog Bite Law

Georgia ranks ninth in the country for dog bite claims. State Farm reports that in 2012, it paid out a total of $3.3 million for 121 dog bite claims in Georgia alone. Dog bites are among the leading causes of injury to...more

When Dog Mauling Means Murder

After being mauled by four unrestrained pit bulls on an isolated Littlerock road, 63-year old jogger Pamela Devitt died in an ambulance from blood loss resulting from approximately 150 to 200 dog bites. Genetic tests from...more

Dog Bite Victims Can Take Comfort Thanks To New Jersey Strict Liability Law

New Jersey strict liability law holds dog owners accountable for bites, even if the dog has no prior history of vicious behavior. As a result, the victim of a dog bite may collect damages simply by proving the following...more

What Happens When Fido Is Not So Friendly

For many Wisconsin residents, dogs make lovable and loyal companions....more

Assumption Of Risk: Beware Of Dog

Suppose you are spending a lazy afternoon lounging around in the backyard of a new acquaintance. You see your friend has a dog, which is tied out a few yards away, looking oh-so-cute snoozing in the sun....more

New Jersey “Strict Liability” Dog Bite Law Means Victims Can Sue On First Offense

The aphorism goes that when a dog bites a man it’s not news. ...more

Dog Days Of Summer Responsible Dog Owner

You have probably seen the Montrose Dog Beach on Lake Michigan where canines and their human companions can romp in the sand and splash in the water....more

Most Dangerous Breeds Of Dogs

Dog attacks can be terrifying. In addition, depending on the size of the dog and the age of the victim, they can be fatal....more

An Ounce Of Prevention: Avoiding Dog Bites

Our law firm handles personal injury matters for people throughout Georgia. As we talked about earlier, Georgia law generally assumes a dog is not dangerous until it has already bitten....more

Could My Dog Make Me Uninsurable?

Dog ownership is part of the American dream, along with the house, the two kids and the picket fence. But did you realize the type of dog you decide to bring into your home can actually impact your homeowners...more

Dog Bites Under Oklahoma Law

Dog bite incidents have made the news lately, and it is no surprise. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs every year, and almost one in five of those who are...more

Biting Back: What To Do If You Were Dog Bite Victim In New Jersey

Each year about 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs. Dogs can and should be controlled by their owners. The failure of an owner to take proper precautions can lead to a lawsuit for damages by an injured victim....more

Beware Of Dog: The Most Dangerous Dog Breeds

What happens when man's best friend is anything but? Dog attacks can be traumatic and can cause serious physical trauma. Some dogs are capable of doing more damage than others. If you or someone you love suffers a dog bite...more

How To Get Compensation For Dog Bites

A K-9 unit was relieved of duty in San Diego after the dog bit its handler. This case illustrates that even a well-trained dog may attack and injure its owner, trainer or even innocent bystanders. So it is not surprising how...more

Dog Bite Law In New Jersey Makes Owners Responsible

Dog bites are common with nearly five million reported in the United States each year. Most do not cause serious injury, but the ones that do can be costly to the dog’s owner. The New Jersey dog bite statute affords victims...more

What to Do If You Are Bitten and Want to Sue

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that children account for approximately half of the 800,000 Americans who seek medical treatment for canine-inflicted injuries annually. These attacks result in emergency...more

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