Dog Bite Law Archives - Zirkin and Schmerling Law

$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 […]

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 […]

What Kind of Tort Is a Car Accident?

As Maryland personal injury lawyers, we often hear people ask, “What is a tort?” There is a lot of jargon used for legal purposes that can confuse the average person— and “tort” is one of them. However, as foreign as the word may seem rolling off of your tongue, it’s really quite a simple concept […]

Bulldog Attacks a Volunteer Dropping Off Kittens at Lutherville Home

Dog attacks and the resulting injuries can be severely traumatizing for victims. Not only do they often result in serious physical injuries and disfigurement, but they can have lasting emotional effects as well. After an attack, many victims often suffer from severe mental anguish and PTSD. Nearly 4.5 million people suffer from dog bites annually, […]

Dog Bites at Dog Parks

All dogs are not created equal. Besides obvious differences in size, anxiety or aggression can make some dogs more difficult to manage in open areas than others. Taking your dog to a dog park is something most of us do and enjoy. However, when you take your beloved pet to a dog park, even one […]

Dog Bite Infection Symptoms

Dogs carry many bacteria in their mouths, and these can easily be transmitted through bite wounds. (Side note: human mouths also carry bacteria, and human bites can also become dangerously infected.) If you or your child has been bitten by a dog to the point where the dog’s teeth have pierced the skin, you have […]

Baltimore Ranks Sixth in Dog Attacks on U.S. Postal Workers

In Baltimore, attacks on U.S. postal workers by dogs are comparatively common. While this means that Baltimore postal workers should be especially cautious and aware when approaching homes or locations with dogs present, it also means that dog owners should be responsible and keep their dogs away from postal workers. Dog bite injuries can be […]

Long Term Effects of Dog Attacks

Being attacked and even bitten by a dog can have serious lasting effects on the body. And even if no physical injuries are sustained, the emotional trauma that can develop can be a difficult hurdle to face. Around 4.5 million people suffer injuries from dog attacks every year, making it a fairly common cause of […]