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Category: Dog Bites

The Importance of Socializing Dogs to Prevent Dog Bites

Posted on February 28th, 2023

Dogs are known for being loyal and affectionate pets, but they can also be dangerous if they are not socialized properly. Socialization is a critical aspect of dog ownership that can help prevent aggressive behavior and reduce the risk of dog bites. Unfortunately, not all owners socialize their dogs and allow dangerous, aggressive animals near

Why Dogs Nip and How to Correct It

Posted on February 27th, 2023

Dogs are beloved members of many households and bring joy and happiness to their owners. However, there are times when dogs engage in unwanted actions, such as nipping. Nipping is a common behavior in dogs that can range from playful to aggressive.  It is essential to understand why dogs nip and how to correct this

How Dog Attacks Can Lead to Other Injuries

Posted on January 31st, 2023

Despite their popularity, dogs can be incredibly dangerous animals in the hands of negligent and reckless owners. Every year, people are injured in dog attacks, suffering serious bite injuries that lead to lasting complications. Dog bites are not the only injury you could suffer in a dog attack, however. A dog attack can lead to

How Long After a Dog Bite Can You Sue the Owner?

Posted on January 31st, 2023

After a vicious dog attack, the last thing on your mind is filing a lawsuit. You’re preoccupied with seeking medical care, processing the trauma of the incident, and healing from any complications or secondary infections. Plus, the person who owned the animal may be a friend, neighbor, or even a family member—making it difficult to

Is the Pet Sitter Liable If the Dog Bites Them?

Posted on December 23rd, 2022

In Washington, dog owners are almost always liable if their pets bite another person. As long as the victim was lawfully on private property or in a public place, the owner would be financially responsible for the injuries that the victim suffers.  When the animal is in the care of another person, however, liability is

What to Do If a Dog Knocked You Over and Injured You

Posted on December 12th, 2022

Our minds often conjure up images of horrific bites and traumatic injuries caused by dog attacks. However, dogs can cause harm to people even without biting them. A dog that jumps and knocks someone over can cause serious and even life-threatening injuries. If a dog knocked you over and injured you, you have the right

What to Do If You Have Nerve Damage from a Dog Bite

Posted on November 25th, 2022

Even a small dog bite has the potential to inflict nerve damage. Nerves are clusters of cells that transmit signals to and from different parts of the body. When the nerves are damaged by a traumatic event like a dog bite, you can suffer from weakness, numbness, intense pain, or even paralysis. If you have

Steps to Take After a Dog Bite Injury at Work

Posted on November 15th, 2022

For delivery drivers, postal workers, and other employees who spend their time outdoors, dog bites are a serious occupational hazard. Dogs are a very popular pet in the United States, and every year, thousands of workers are injured by these animals.  If you suffered a dog bite at work, you may qualify for workers’ compensation.

What Should I Do If a Dog Bite Leaves Permanent Scars?

Posted on October 18th, 2022

A dog bite can have a major and significant impact on your life. In addition to the fear and trauma that you may have endured, these injuries can be painful, lead to infections, and leave permanent scars. Dog bite scars can be a lasting reminder of the attack, further contributing to the pain and suffering

What Is the Difference Between Mouthing, Nipping, & Biting?

Posted on October 5th, 2022

Dog behavior is a complex topic, but an important one to understand if you welcome these animals into your family. Dogs, especially puppies, interact with the world around them by using their mouths. However, it can be difficult to tell if a dog’s actions are playful and curious or constitute something much more serious. There

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