Dog Bite Law Archives - Zirkin and Schmerling Law

USPS Releases Dog Bite Numbers With Baltimore in Top 11

Baltimore had 29 dog attacks on postal workers in 2019, putting our city at number 11 on the U.S. Postal Service’s newest list of dog attack rankings. In total, 5,803 USPS employees were attacked by dogs that year, which is actually slightly lower than the previous two years. While dog attacks on USPS workers are […]

Can You Get COVID-19 From a Dog Bite?

Worldwide concern about animals infecting humans with COVID-19 grew in March 2020 after Hong Kong officials quarantined a dog that tested positive. Soon afterward, a tiger at a U.S. zoo also had a positive COVID-19 test. Since then, there have been conflicting news reports about whether animals can truly transmit the virus to humans. Is […]

Who is Responsible for a Dog Bite in Maryland?

Man’s best friend doesn’t always act so friendly. Sometimes a beloved family pet does something unexpected and attacks a neighbor, grandparent, colleague, pizza delivery driver, or even a child who’s played with the dog countless times.  But with a dog bite, the chances are that the owner of the dog that has attacked you or […]

How To Choose The Best Dog Bite Attorney In Maryland

Every year, there are more than 9,500 hospitalizations and 1,000 intensive care unit visits due to dog bites. Because these injuries can be severe, hospitalizations tend to be longer and up to 2.5 times more expensive than the average visit.  The average cost of hospital treatment for a dog bite case is approximately $18,000!  That […]

Is a Dog Sitter Liable If the Dog Bites Someone While in Their Care?

Imagine taking a stroll around your Baltimore neighborhood. A dog that’s also on a walk breaks away from the dog walker’s grip, then attacks you and causes you harm. Is the dog walker liable for damages due to your injuries or is it the dog owner’s responsibility? Before a situation like this happens, it’s important […]

What To Do After a Baltimore Dog Attack When the Owner is MIA

Do you know what happens after you are bitten by a dog? It’s not only painful, it could be a frustrating situation. First, you’ll need emergency medical attention for your injuries, which may involve an ambulance ride, antibiotics, stitches and eventually plastic surgery. In the meantime, local authorities must work quickly to determine the health […]

Worst Injuries From a Dog Attack in Maryland

Imagine Fending Off A Dog Attack You would do anything you could to block the bites. Hopefully, you would be able to fight off the dog successfully, but in the meantime, you’d likely suffer deep bite wounds trying to protect your face, neck and vital organs. It’s no wonder the most common places on a […]