Category Archives: Dog Bite Injury

Woman holding her wrist in pain after dog bite.

4 Things to Know About Dog Bite Accidents

  • Jul 16 2020

Millions of pet owners enjoy the love and companionship of dogs. While dogs may be playful, peaceful, and loving to their owners, they may not react the same way to other people or animals.

Roughly 4.5 million dog bites are reported annually, with the majority occurring in California. And, while many dog bites don’t result in physical injury, the emotional trauma of a dog attack can be severe and long-lasting. 

California dog bite accident attorneys advise dog owners to become informed of the legal responsibilities and liability associated with dog ownership,

Woman nursing her dog bite.

California Dog Bite Disclosure Law Review 2020

  • Feb 10 2020

Dog bites and dog attacks can result in serious injuries and disabilities. It is important for individuals to understand their legal rights after a dog bite. Our Los Angeles dog bite accident attorney explains a significant change in California’s dog bite laws for 2020 and reviews what you should do if you are bitten by a dog in California. 

California Dog Bite Disclosure Law

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed AB 588 on October 2,

Dog Attacking a person's hand

Liability and Recovery for Dog Bite Injuries

  • Jul 28 2018

One of the benefits of California’s warm climate is that it allows Californians to be physically active outdoors year-round. While this is one of many upsides to California life, one of the downsides of outdoor fitness is dog bite injuries. Recently, the greater Los Angeles area was named the “dog bite capital of the nation,” according to U.S. Postal Service statistics. Given the prevalence of dogs and dog bites in California, it’s important to know who’s liable and what kinds of recovery you can get if you are attacked by a dog.

Former K9 Cop Mauled and Killed Neighbors

  • May 21 2017

Q: Who is responsible when a former police dog bites?

Police officers protect and serve, and canine (“K-9”) officers are no exception. Trained to be vicious in taking down and apprehending suspects, biting is part of a canine officer’s job description.

Unfortunately, you apparently can’t teach old dogs new tricks.

Are police dogs more likely to be responsible for a dog bite injury when off-duty or retired from police service?

A new Grover Beach police officer had previously trained and patrolled with a Belgian Malinois police dog named “Neo” while on his previous assignment at the Exeter Police Department.

Dog Bites Sending People To California Hospitals In Growing Numbers

  • Feb 22 2017

Who is liable in dog bite injuries?

The aftermath of a dog bite can often be very painful for the victim, and quite costly for the dog’s owner. The Insurance Information Institute estimates at least 33 percent of homeowner insurance claims stem from dog bites, which has amounted to 15,000 to 16,000 claims per year over the past decade.

New information published in the fall of last year reveals emergency room visits for serious dog bites in California are up by 44 percent in the last 10 years.

California Mom and Toddler Mauled by Neighborhood Dogs

  • Dec 30 2016

Q: What damages can I recover for dog bite injuries?

“Man’s best friend”, they say. Many families across America enjoy the fun and companionship of dogs and consider them to be more than just pets—they are part of the family. In so many ways, life can be so much better with a dog.

But many people tend to ignore or downplay the ugly truth that on rare occasions and without any provocation or apparent reason, dogs– of all breeds– can turn vicious in an instant.

Spike in Bite Injuries in California

  • Dec 28 2016

Q: What animal is responsible for the most Emergency Room animal–bite visits?

Beware of dog.

While people visit emergency rooms for a wide array of illnesses or for injuries from any number of different accidents, one type of personal injury has been flagged as rising in frequency, especially in California: the dog bite.

Over the past 11 years, California has seen an alarming increase in the number of dog bite injuries according to data from Emergency Department records.

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