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

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 bites off man’s nose in Chicago-Why?

Dog bites off man’s nose in Chicago. Man blames owner, not dog.

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

Isn’t It Enought That The Dog That Bit Me Was A Pit Bull And Not A Poodle?

The breed of the dog in and of itself is not enough to establish vicious propensity of the dog.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have done research on the various breeds.  About twenty-five breeds of dogs were

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,

Every Dog Gets “One Free Bite,” Right?

No.  Not right.  This is one of the most common misconceptions in Pennsylvania law regarding dog bites.  I have had seasoned veteran lawyers call to confirm this with me and have had clients come to me after being incorrectly advised

Dog Bites Can Be Devastating

Dog bites can be devastating.  Like most people, I view our dogs as part of the family. Our dogs are well socialized.  Unfortunately, in our office, we often see the devastating consequences that can result from dog bites.  We’ve seen

Critical Steps to Take Now in Case of a Dog Bite Attack

Seek treatment immediately. The best thing you can do after a dog bite is to seek medical treatment and follow your doctor’s orders. Notify authorities. If you have been bitten, contact the police or county dog warden so that the

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