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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]