Dog Bite Fatalities in 2015

As reported by DogsBite.org, a national dog bite victim’s organization dedicated to reducing or eliminating serious dog attacks, 34 U.S. dog attack fatalities occurred in 2015.  Pit bulls contributed to 82% (28) of these deaths.  Apparently, pit bulls, while many

Dog Bites at Holiday Gatherings

The holidays are upon us and who knows better than your dog?  This is a time of large and small family gatherings in HIS house.  Who are these people?  Should I protect my human family or are these friends?  These

Have you purchased a license for your dog? There are benefits beyond merely complying with the law…

Many dog owners have never purchased a license for their dog and are oblivious to the legal requirement.  After all, unless you “get caught” why should you bother?  Your thinking may be that your dog is friendly and basically confined to

How to inadvertently turn your dog into a vicious nightmare

People-look at the YouTube video I have posted here.  What is this guy trying to accomplish with his Rottie?  As the dog snarls aggressively, the man is rubbing and petting and positively reinforcing the growling.  It seems the dog is

Report All Dog Bites and Attacks to the Police to Protect Others

If you or a loved one are attacked by a dog and injured, you need to report the event to the local police.  Why?  The only way a dog inclined to attack can be kept under the surveillance of the

Socialize your puppy-prevent future lawsuits

When you first bring your puppy home, it is hard to imagine it could ever be the source of a lawsuit.  However, if you do not socialize your puppy from a young age with both new people and new dogs,

Attacked by a Dog and Injured, But Not Bitten You May STILL HAVE A CLAIM

What if you are walking your dog down the street in your neighborhood and out of nowhere, a neighbor’s dog rushes out and starts a fight with your dog.  Your own dog pulls you down, trying in its instinctive way,

Dogs that attack someone off leash violate the law in PA-do you have a claim?

Do you have a claim if a dog that is not on a leash attacks you or your dog in PA?

Dog Parks-a good idea or a terrible idea?

I love dogs. I have taken my dogs to parks many times including dog parks. However, now that I have been handling dog bite cases for over two decades, I cannot allow myself or my dogs into dog parks. First

Dog parks seem like a wonderful idea but are they?

I have heard recent descriptions of attacks by a chocolate lab at the Horsham Dog Park.  This dog’s owner needs to be cited for the dog’s behavior and the owner and dog should be banned from the park.  If anyone

Doggone Safe, Site Dedicated to Dog Bite Prevention

Check out www.Doggonesafe.com . They are a Canadian organization dedicated to dog bite prevention. Doggone Safe is a non-profit corporation registered in Canada and Ontario, and in the US is a 501(c)(3) registered charity. Doggone Safe is dedicated to dog

National Dog Bite Prevention Week

The week of May 19-25, 2013 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week. To read more about dog bite incidents and injuries visit www.worthingtonlawgroup.com.

Spring weather brings on more dog bites

It makes complete sense that more people are bitten by dogs in the Spring and Summer months because more people are outside.  Irresponsible dog owners who allow their dogs to wander without a leash subject innocent victims to the danger

Pair of pit bulls maul 14-month-old boy, killing him

Just one more example of a terrible tragedy which could have been avoided. Pair of pit bulls maul 14-month-old boy, killing him. For more information on order my free book on Dog Bite Attacks.  

Dog Bites and Homeowner’s Insurance

Here is a link to an interesting article about homeowner’s insurance in relation to dog bite incidents. http://www.insure.com/home-insurance/dog-owners.html If you, a friend or loved one have been attacked or bitten by a dog, call us for a consultation. All consultations

If You and Your Pet Have Been Attacked by a Dog, Look at These Resources

If you were injured by a dog attack and your own dog or cat was injured at the same time, call Worthington Law Group at 1-866-644-2389 or go to www.worthingtonlawgroup.com and read about us.  Also, look at these resources for helping your

Did you get or give a puppy for Christmas? It Might Become an Insurance Issue

Shocking:Your insurance company may try to cancel you if you buy a certain breed of dog!

Dog Bite Prevention Week is Coming Up…

Dog Bite Prevention Week is May 20-26th, 2012. A great chance to create awareness! Click to order my free book on Dog Bite Attacks.

New Superior Court Opinion Regarding Issue of Responsbility of a Landlord as Intertwined with Liability of the Biting Dog’s Owner

I am always searching for new cases describing the PA approach to liability in a dog bite case in which the biting dog lives in a rented property. There is always an issue when there is a severe bite yet

Dog Bite Prevention Week in Mid-May-postal Carriers and Couriers are Often Victims

NALC Director of Safety & Health Brian Hellman urges NALC branches to alert members that as spring arrives, dogs are outside more often. Now is the time to include dog bite awareness information in your safety and health awareness program.

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