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

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

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

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,

Dog bites off man’s nose in Chicago-Why?

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

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

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

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