Dog Attacks

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Ouch! My Homeowners Insurance Excluded my Dog!

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg is an expert on insurance and insurance coverage and receives many inquiries about insurance issues from both the public and other lawyers. Also, Mr. Goldberg’s...more

Harambe the Gorilla and Dog Bite Cases: Who’s At Fault?

The recent incident involving a toddler and Harambe the Gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo has brought the issue of animal ‘attacks’ into the national spotlight. Every year, thousands of Americans are bitten by animals — most...more

Is My Dog Bite Covered by Homeowners Insurance? —-Depends!

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg has handled a disproportionate number of dog bite and dog attack cases after practicing 31 years in the mostly suburban San Fernando Valley. The combination of...more

Sample Letter of Demand for a Dog Attack Claim

If you’ve been the victim of a dog bite attack, should you hire an experienced dog bite lawyer to assist you with your legal claim? Generally speaking, the answer is a resounding yes. By retaining a knowledgeable attorney who...more

Does an Adult Dog Bite Victim Need to Hire a Lawyer?

When we think of serious dog bites, we often think of children who are innocently mauled by a vicious dog. Children, however, are not the only victims of dog bite attacks. Regardless of age, if you or a loved one has been...more

9 Year Old’s Death Brings Attention to Pit Bull Attacks

Pit bulls are loved by many, but a recent case of a tragic dog bite mauling reminds us that these animals can be deadly....more

New York Court Holds Dog Attack Was a Single Occurrence

In its recent decision in Verlus v. Liberty Mut. Ins. Co., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 153908 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 12, 2015), the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York had occasion to consider the issue of...more

Dog Bites: Safety Tips for Adults

It is estimated that over 4 million US residents are bitten by a dog each year. Many of these dog bites victims are in California, where over 40% of households own at least one dog. Some of these bites are just surface level...more

Even the Smallest Dog Bites Can Cause Serious Injuries

Dog bites don’t have to be gruesome to be deadly. In fact, according to health experts, even the smallest injury from a dog bite can be fatal. How so? The high risk of infection due to the type of bacteria that may live in a...more

Signs a Dog May Bite

Dog bites can be traumatic, life-threatening experiences, especially to the young ones who are most often the victims of these vicious attacks (a recent study show that 81% of dog bite attacks involve children). They can...more

Pit Bulls and Dog Bite Attacks

California is a very dog-friendly state and in the San Fernando Valley, it is not uncommon to see individuals, couples, and families dining ‘al fresco’ with their furry best friend or visiting the local park for a doggie play...more

Unleashed: Dangerous Dogs Directive in Los Angeles

Recently, a Los Angeles County woman was charged with three felony counts for failing to control her vicious dog. Her Akita attacked three separate people in less than two years – the last incident occurring in November. One...more

Property Owners Beware! There is a Duty to Warn of Dangerous Dog!

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg handles several significant dog attack cases every year. Most people know that in California, the dog owner is strictly liable for dog bite injuries. However, most...more

Dog Bite Injuries and Your Financial Recovery

The United States is home to close to 80 million dogs, which means the chances are high that each of us will encounter “man’s best friend” at some point in our lifetime, if not on a regular basis. While most dogs are...more

Risks Associated with Untreated Dog Bites

There is no denying that in the San Fernando Valley, we love our dogs. From dog-friendly businesses to outdoor dining areas, packed dog parks, and more, it is clear that we live in one animal-friendly city. Unfortunately,...more

Miley Cyrus Involved in Dog Bite Lawsuit

It’s seems like Disney star turned pop instigator Miley Cyrus is always making the news! This time, it has nothing to do with her outrageous fashion choices or dance moves. Unfortunately for Miley, she has been named in a...more

Pets or Threats? California Law Regarding Dog Attacks

How many times have you gone to the beach, only to spot someone's dog frolicking in the surf without a leash? Many people would cast a benevolent eye on such a scene, but in truth, these dog owners are violating Los...more

Dog Bite Victims and Owner Liability

Dog bites are far more common – and dangerous -- than many San Fernando Valley residents realize. On average, insurers nationwide pay out over $1 billion in claims related to animal bites each year and one-third of the money...more

Strict Liability for Dog Bites in California

If you or a loved one is the victim of a dog bite in the San Fernando Valley, you may be able to recover compensation for your damages. Consult an experienced and qualified personal injury attorney as soon as possible after...more

It’s A Dog’s Life

Governor O’Malley has signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 247 which many pit bull owners, and the Humane Society, have hailed for doing away with the Maryland Court of Appeals’ decision in Tracey v. Solesky, 427 Md. 627 (2012). ...more

Dog Bite Season and California Leads the Way in Most Dog Bite Claims

As we inch our way into summer in Southern California, Barry P. Goldberg warns that the warm weather brings in "dog bite" season as well. More kids running in the sprinklers, dogs on walks on and off leash, barbeques, swim...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

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

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

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