Dog Bite Law Archives - Zirkin and Schmerling Law

Common Dog Owner Defenses

Dog owners may make many defensive arguments if their pet bites or attacks someone. It is human nature to be defensive, especially in support of one’s children or pets. It is also unsurprising that an owner of a dog that has bitten someone would want to avoid financial loss as a result of a lawsuit. […]

Don’t Make These Mistakes After a Dog Bite

A dog bite is a painful and traumatic event nobody ever wants to experience. But more than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year in the U.S., and 800,000 of these injured people need immediate medical attention. In the chaos after a dog bite, it’s easy to make mistakes you come to regret […]

When an Owner Isn’t Liable for a Dog Bite

Maryland has strict laws for dog owners, but that doesn’t mean an owner is automatically responsible for a dog bite. There are many situations where a dogowner isn’t liable or someone else also shares partial responsibility. Let’s look at what the law says about a variety of dog bite situations. If you’re a dog owner […]

What if a Dog Bites Me at Work?

When you head to work, you don’t expect your day to end with a severe dog bite. But it happens to thousands of working people every year. A dog bite at work is even more complicated than one at home or out in your neighborhood. Work-related dog bites often involve company investigations and paperwork, health […]

Dog Bites and Dog Breeds

Dogs have lived side-by-side with humans for thousands of years. But they haven’t always been so densely packed into our cities and neighborhoods. Today, dog ownership is at its highest point since 1982 and many families have two, three, four, or more dogs. Dog bites are also on the rise and they’re becoming much more […]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Most people know very little about how personal injury lawsuits work until they’re faced with a difficult situation. Then suddenly they’re injured and in immediate need of a personal injury attorney’s help. So let’s look at 5 things most people don’t know about filing a personal injury claim. If you ever find yourself injured and […]

Dog Bites and Postal Workers

When the United States Postal Service released its annual dog bite statistics two years ago, Baltimore was at #15 nationwide. That put us among the nation’s worst cities for postal worker dog bites. Unfortunately, things have only gotten worse. Baltimore climbed to #11 in the latest USPS data. In fact, between 25 and 35 severe […]

How Do I Pay My Medical Bills While My Personal Injury Case Is Pending?

Right now, thousands of Americans are waiting as their personal injury cases move through the legal system. Although an experienced personal injury attorney can help speed things along and prevent unnecessary delays, there’s often a bit of a wait. It takes time to put a case together and work with the court’s schedule regarding a […]