Dog Bite Law Archives - Zirkin and Schmerling Law

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 […]

Dangerous Infections After a Dog Bite

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 […]

What Do I Need to Know Before Filing a Dog Bite Claim?

If you are bitten by someone’s dog, you may think that you have a simple case against the dog owners. Their dog injured you; therefore, they should make it right. Right? Not always. Maryland’s dog bite laws are less than straightforward. There are a few things you need to know before you take action. Dog […]

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 […]

Can I Sue for a Minor Dog Bite?

It’s always upsetting when you’re the victim of a dog bite, but some bites are worse than others. If your injuries are minor, you might wonder whether it’s really worth it to pursue a lawsuit or insurance claim. To determine your next step, review the relevant laws in your area and assess key factors like […]

Emotional Effects of Dog Bite Injuries

Developing emotional trauma after being bitten by a dog might seem on the lower end of things to worry about, especially if you are someone who has always loved dogs. Unfortunately, we can’t always control how our bodies react to traumatic situations. As the top firm handling dog bite cases in Baltimore, we have seen […]

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 […]