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Pit Bull Attacks Chesapeake Beach Woman and Dog

Although dogs are usually great companions, they can be potentially dangerous in certain circumstances. Dog attacks can be deadly and leave people with severe injuries, and their attacks can even be fatal. Numerous Americans are injured due to dog attacks every year. Pit Bulls are especially notorious for causing harm, but every dog breed has […]

Comparing Dog Bite Laws: Maryland and Surrounding States

Unlike smaller countries, the United States has no single set of laws when it comes to dog bites. Each state (and in some cases, each municipality within a state) has arrived at its own statutes to deal with a problem that is quite common. As of 2018, dog bites were the 13th leading cause for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]