Dog Bite Accidents Archives - Zirkin and Schmerling Law

What If a Dog Bites Me at Work?

Dog bite victims often face incredibly costly medical expenses for doctor visits, prescriptions, physical therapy, and other necessary expenses. Survivors may also suffer from ongoing emotional distress and permanent scarring or disfigurement. Because of the severity of these attacks, bite victims need to file personal injury claims against pet owners to recover fair compensation. If […]

What to Do if Bitten by a Dog

A dog or wild animal attack is traumatic for everyone involved, especially when children are involved. Most animal bites take significant time to heal and can be physically, emotionally, and financially draining. If you’re wondering what to do if bitten by a dog, you are in the right place. If you or a loved one […]

$132,322 Dog Bite Settlement Changes Maryland Dog Bite Law

Recently, a woman was awarded a sizable settlement by a jury after she was bit by an unrestrained German Shepherd. Bobby Zirkin of Zirkin & Schmerling Law fought on behalf of the victim and secured her a $132,322 settlement for her injuries, pain and suffering, and lost wages.  Although the victim initially won her civil […]

How Much Is My Dog Bite Lawsuit Worth?

If you have experienced a dog bite, you are not alone. Nearly 1 in 74 (or 4.5 million) people will be bitten by a dog each year. As the most common type of animal bite in the U.S., dog bites account for 95% of bites seen in U.S. emergency rooms. Approximately 300,000 people who experience […]

Compensation for Dog Bite with Rabies

Dog bite injuries are often incredibly serious. Around 9,500 Americans require medical attention due to dog bites every day. While a dog bite injury alone may require extensive medical treatment, these injuries are even more serious if the dog has rabies.  A dog with rabies can infect a person through a bite because the virus […]

Can You Sue for a Puncture Wound From a Dog Attack?

Dog attacks are traumatic and cause physical, emotional, and financial hardships. Injuries can be severe, some requiring surgery, months of recovery, and therapy. Dog bite victims may lose money from being unable to work and deal with expensive medical bills. The good news is that depending on the specifics of your injury, you may be […]

Maryland Dog Bite Laws

Dog bite laws in Maryland are complicated and not necessarily easy to understand at first glance. If a dog has injured you or a loved one, it is important to speak with an attorney with a wealth of knowledge offered by an experienced dog bite attorney.  What Every Dog Owner Should Know About Maryland’s Strict […]

How to File an Insurance Claim for a Dog Bite

Being bitten by a dog can be a terrible and traumatic experience. If you or your loved one have been attacked by a dog, you need to be prepared to file a dog bite claim.  Keep in mind that filing an insurance claim is rarely the end of a dog bite case. The insurance company […]

What To Do if Bitten by a Dog

According to the CDC, around 45% of US households own a dog. And while many of those animals are well-trained and taken care of, there is no way to guarantee that any dog won’t attack or bite under certain circumstances. Even dogs that are typically friendly can bite if they are scared or feel threatened.  […]

Holiday Parties and Dog Bite Injuries

‘Tis the season for joy and merriment. But not everyone is thrilled about being crowded around at a party — or rather, not every animal. Some dogs, for example, might be just as much of a social butterfly as their owner, but other dogs can get overwhelmed and scared by too many strange people being […]