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

Protect your Children from Dog Bites

Prevent a child from being bitten by following these guidelines described in an April 2013 edition of The AAP News which is the official news magazine for the American Academy of Pediatrics (Volume 34,Number 4, April 2013). The Article is

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

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

Ever Wonder Why Kids are often Bitten in Facial Area by Dogs? Read This:

Contrary to what you might think, it may not be solely due to the proximity of a small child to the level of the dog’s head.  Read this interesting article regarding dog bites to children. http://injuryprevention.bmj.com/content/16/Suppl_1/A172.4.full.pdf+html?eaf Click to order my

Don’t Let Your Child Approach an Unfamiliar Dog

We bring our children up, for the most part, loving dogs. Children’s books and movies are replete with wonderful stories about close relationships between dogs and humans. However, we must teach our children that although many dogs are well trained,

Did Your Child Suffer Facial Injuries from a Dog Bite But You Cannot Afford Surgery?

Make application at www.freshstart.org which is an organization in California providing plastic and reconstructive surgical procedures to children under certain circumstances.  An application is on their website and can be submitted online or printed out and mailed or faxed.  This

The Seven Deadly Sins Which Could Wreck Your Dog Bite Case (Part One):

If you have been injured by a dog bite, the initial steps you take can make a big difference to the outcome of your case.  We have compiled a list of seven mistakes you could make in order to help

What About Dog Bites That Occur When The Dog Is Not With The Owner?

It now appears that victim may have an easier avenue of recovery against a non owner who is caring for the dog at the time of the bite.  Even though a person is not the owner of a vicious dog,

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