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If I Was Trespassing, Can I Still Sue for a Dog Bite?
Depending on where you live, if you were trespassing at the time you were bitten or otherwise injured by a dog, you might not be able to bring an injury claim against the owner of the animal. ... READ MORE

What Should I Ask a Dog Bite Attorney During a Free Consultation?
The initial consultation is your first chance to discuss your dog bite case with an experienced lawyer, and figure out whether the two of you are a good fit. Here's how to make sure this meeting is time well spent. ... READ MORE

How Long Will My Dog Bite Claim Take?
As with most kinds of personal injury claims, cases stemming from dog bites can be resolved at almost any point between the time of the incident and the moment a judge or jury renders a verdict at the conclusion of a trial. But resolution is most likely to occur during specific phases in the life of ... READ MORE

What Questions Will the Plaintiff Get Asked at a Dog Bite Deposition?
When you file a lawsuit because you were bitten by a bog, you may be required to go to a deposition. A deposition is a question-and-answer session that takes place out of court, usually at a lawyer's office. When you go to a dog bite deposition, you'll be asked to recite an oath where you swear to tell ... READ MORE

What Questions Will the Defendant Get Asked at a Dog Bite Deposition?
When you are sued because your dog bit someone, you may be required to go to a deposition. A deposition is an interview conducted under oath about facts relevant to the case. In most dog bite lawsuits, the defendant is the owner of the dog in question, and during the defendant's deposition, the attorney ... READ MORE

Interrogatories in a Dog Bite Case
During the discovery stage of a dog bite case, the plaintiff (the injured person) and the defendant (the owner of the animal) exchange information regarding the incident, the plaintiff's injuries, and other key aspects of the case. Interrogatories are a big part of the discovery phase of any personal ... READ MORE

Does homeowners' insurance cover a dog bite claim?
In general, homeowners’ insurance covers dog bite claims, since most homeowners' policies provide coverage for any liability resulting from the homeowner’s negligence. But there may be exceptions to this general rule about dog bites depending on the specific language of your insurance policy, and ... READ MORE

Personal Injury Dog Bite FAQs
Are dog bite cases covered by homeowners insurance? Can posting a "Beware of Dog" sign help to offset any liability if the dog bites? Do state or local laws cover dog bites? Is an owner responsible for injuries to a trespasser? What do leash laws cover? What does "strict liability" mean? What's the average ... READ MORE

When Your Pet Attacks, Are You Liable?
From "man's best friend" to exotic animals, here's an in-depth explanation of a pet owner's liability for bites and other injuries. ... READ MORE

Liability of Dog Owners
If your dog injures someone, you could be on the legal (and financial) hook for medical bills and other losses stemming from the incident. ... READ MORE


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Q: Who Is Responsible For A Dog Bite Injury If The Dog Was Provoked?When the confetti settled after a birthday party gone awry, there were two different bleeding bite wound victims. One was the guest ... Read more

What You Need to Know About the Pit Bull Ban in the City & County of Denver

Any dog can become dangerous given the right circumstances; however, certain breeds have a reputation for becoming vicious and attacking. According to Denver Ordinance Sections 8-55, Pit bull type dog ... Read more

Five Ways For Dog Owners To Prevent Dog Bites

What’s a dog owner to do? As summer draws near, we all begin to plan weekend trips and days at the beach or park with family pet. However, as the temperature warms, so does the danger of dog bit ... Read more

What to Know about Dog Bites

Roughly 4.5 million Americans are attacked every year by dogs. Of those 4.5 million, 850,000 received medical attention and 350,000 required emergency medical care. In 2015, over 28,000 people needed ... Read more

What to Do After a Dog Bite

Do you know the most important steps you must take after a dog bite? Below, our experienced attorneys share the top three things all dog bite victims need to do immediately after an animal attack. Ste ... Read more

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