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  • Dog Bite Injury Claim Principles in Illinois
      by HG.org

    In 2016, there were more than 900 dog bite claims filed in Illinois. The same year, dog bite victims recovered $602 million in compensation for their injuries. Despite these staggering statistics, innocent victims continue to be injured by dog bites in Illinois. Some important principles that dog bite injury victims should understand about Illinois dog bite laws include the following:

  • Dog Bites: It’s More Complicated than You Think

    Dogs may be man’s best friend, but if you spend enough time in an emergency room you’ll eventually see someone who is suffering from a dog bite. In the United States, approximately 1,000 people rush to their local emergency room to be treated for a dog bite injury every day. Additionally, dogs bite more than 4.7 million people in the U.S. every year.

  • When Am I Responsible if My Dog Bites Someone in New Jersey?
      by HG.org

    Dog owners may be held liable for the injuries that their dog causes in a personal injury lawsuit. If a pet harms someone else, the pet owner may face significant consequences. Different New Jersey laws apply in different circumstances, so it is important for pet owners to understand these rules.

  • Potential Defenses to a Minnesota Dog Bite Case
      by HG.org

    Dog bite cases are frequently an issue when the owner does not contain the animal, the pet has broken free of confinement or the owner is not able to contain the creature within the home. To mitigate the damage, the owner must defend himself or herself from these cases when none of these factors exist and the individual taunted the dog.

  • Strict Liability, Negligence, Negligence Per Se, Scienter and Intentional Tort Claims Based on Dog Bites
      by HG.org

    Dog bites are common, and the bigger the location where the victim has been bitten, the greater the chances are that an animal will bite a person at some point. However, when these cases proceed to the courtroom, there are numerous types of defenses and strategies to use for both plaintiff and defendant, and knowing the differences and similarities is important.

  • Potential Defenses to a Minnesota Dog Bite Case
      by HG.org

    Dog bite cases are frequently an issue when the owner does not contain the animal, the pet has broken free of confinement or the owner is not able to contain the creature within the home. To mitigate the damage, the owner must defend himself or herself from these cases when none of these factors exist and the individual taunted the dog.

  • Liability for Dog Bites in California

    With over 4.5 million dog bites a year and 800,000 medical visits annually in the United States, the potential for liability is particularly worrisome to dog owners, especially with certain breeds. It is also problematic for those of us that share the walking paths, parks or city sidewalks with these pets. Learn more about what to do if you’ve been bitten by a dog in California.

  • I was Bitten by Neighbor’s Dog, Police Cannot Help. Should I ask the Condo to have the Dog Removed?
      by HG.org

    There are situations where animals are permitted to remain while leashed, but if the owner has knowledge that the creature may bite, he or she may be liable for damages or a remedy to the circumstances.

  • Don’t Let Irresponsible Dog Owners Get Away with It

    There are no bad dog breeds–only bad dog owners.

  • Application of the One Bite Rule in Dog Bite Cases
      by HG.org

    Animal attacks are common in areas where there are forests and family home developments. However, many of these dogs are carefully managed by their owners. In some instances, they are provoked or instigated into biting another person. On occasion, they attack an innocent with no seeming reason.


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