Dog bites can be a traumatic and distressing experience, leaving individuals with physical and emotional scars. In some dog bite cases, the severity of the bite can raise questions about the fate of the offending dog. Euthanasia, the act of intentionally ending an animal’s life to alleviate suffering, is often a subject of debate and […]
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Understanding the Safety Concerns of Dog Walking Apps
Technology has influenced our daily lives in many aspects of today’s society. With this being said, pet services are being revolutionized by technology. Dog walking apps specifically have provided pet owners to connect with professional dog walkers. These apps offer convenience and flexibility for people living busy lives. It is essential to understand the safety […]
Dog Bite Injury Claims and Costs
With nearly 90 million pet dogs in the United States, dog bites pose a serious threat to everyday safety. Out of the over 4.5 million dog bites that occur each year in the US, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) projects that less than 1 million seek out some form of medical attention. This is […]
Strict Liability in Dog Bite Lawsuits
Dog ownership brings joy, companionship, improved health and many additional benefits to individuals and families. However, the privilege of owning a dog comes the responsibility to ensure public safety. Dog attacks can cause severe physical and emotional harm to victims, leading to long-lasting consequences. Many state and local jurisdictions have implemented strict liability laws in […]
Does Workers’ Compensation Cover On-The-Job Dog Bites?
Worker’s compensation is insurance that covers employees who get injured or fall ill on the job. This means that if an employee is bitten or injured by a dog while on the clock, they should be covered by workers’ comp. This is assuming that their employer has workers’ comp insurance, which most employers are required […]
Worst Mistakes to Make After a Dog Bite Injury
Dog bites can cause serious long-term physical and emotional damage to their victims. In order to ensure full and fair monetary compensation for all available damages, informed victims should be cautious of these costly mistakes. Delaying Medical Attention It’s important to make sure to seek medical attention for your injuries right away. Delaying medical care […]
Who’s Liable When a Dog is Hit by a Car?
As a dog owner, you always strive to protect your pet and keep them safe. However, despite the efforts and best intentions of even the most experienced owners, sometimes a situation arises where a pet is exposed to danger. According to a study put together by Pet Playgrounds, approximately 1.2 million dogs are killed by […]
Establishing Custody of a Shared Pet After A Breakup or Divorce
Going through a divorce or breakup is a difficult process no matter what the circumstances may be. However, if you and your ex partner share a pet, the emotional results can be even more devastating. In this article we will explore the process and impact of establishing custody of a pet after a couple splits. […]
What Types of Harm Can a Dog Bite Cause?
With a small number of exceptions, dog attacks do not occur randomly or suddenly. From minor bites that don’t break the skin to serious attacks that can have a lifelong impact, most incidents occur when a dog feels that biting is their best reaction. The aggressive dog often displays warning signs prior to attacking, which […]
Wisconsin’s Unique Dog Bite Law
We like to think that our furry friends would never hurt a fly, but unfortunately dog bites do happen. More specifically, millions of dog bites occur every year in the United States. Each state differs slightly in how they legally address dog bites, and Wisconsin in particular has a fairly unique provision. Let’s first review […]