California Dog Bite Laws Made Simple

Some of the most frequent questions and phone calls that our lawyers receive are in connection with Dog bites and dog attacks and what the laws and regulations are controlling this type of attack.  Firstly, to make it as simple as possible, California’s dog bite statutes are the same throughout every city and county, so… Read More>>

Tips on Hiring a Dog Bite Attorney

As we mentioned in an earlier blog, recent statistics show that dog attacks are up across the country, as are the subsequent settlements. If you are the victim of a such an attack, you should definitely contact an attorney, but how do you know if you have a good one? Here are a few tips on… Read More>>

What to Do If You’re the Victim of a Dog Bite

A dog bite attack can result in a serious injury: physically, emotionally and financially. Sadly, every year, millions of innocent people are bitten and seriously injured by canines in the U.S. There are more than 850,000 dog bites requiring medical attention and over four million incidences ranging from minor nips to serious dog attacks resulting… Read More>>

Dog Bite Attack Keeps Owner in Jail, Despite Appeal

The California Supreme Court recently upheld a second-degree murder conviction for Marjorie Knoller, whose dogs fatally mauled her apartment neighbor, Diane Whipple (pictured here), in 2001 in San Francisco, California. According to trial evidence, Whipple was carrying groceries to her apartment when Knoller’s dog Bane began the attack. Moments later, a second dog, 100-pound Hera,… Read More>>

The Best Ways to Prevent Dog Bites

Over 4.5 million Americans suffer dog bites each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Of those 4.5 million dog bites, one in five will require medical care and about 31,000 people need reconstructive surgery each year because of a dog bite. The most likely victims of dog bites are children, as are people… Read More>>

The Early Show: Dog Bite, What to Do?

Recently on CBS-TV “Early Show,” veterinarian Dr. Debbye Turner Bell answered viewers’ questions about their pets. A couple of the questions were about dog bites. One viewer wanted to know why dogs bite people, and Bell said that “more often than not, a dog will bite out of fear, rather than aggression. Dogs that feel… Read More>>