Dog Bite Law | Law Firm Newswire

Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) July 29, 2022 – Two girls attacked by a dog on their walk to school recently received $120,000 in compensation for their injuries with the help of attorney Paul Greenberg. The award included $20,000 above the applicable insurance policy limits. Children suffer dog bites more often than older age groups, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Typically, children experience dog bites while participating in routine activities. Parents and caretakers must keep an eye on little children. However, accidents can still happen. About half of all children will be bitten by a dog at […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) July 22, 2022 – A Chicago woman who stopped to check on the victim of a motor vehicle accident recently received $290,000 in compensation for the injuries she suffered when the accident victim’s dog attacked her. Attorney Paul Greenberg of the Chicago firm Briskman, Briskman, and Greenberg assisted the woman in recovering compensation. In an emergency, time is of the essence. It is also essential to ensure that those who offer help during an emergency are not injured. When someone who stops to help is damaged, the emergency becomes even more dire. The Illinois Good […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) July 15, 2022 – A Chicago woman working as a concierge recently suffered a bite from a resident’s dog. With the help of attorney Paul Greenberg, she recovered $185,000 in compensation for her injury and related expenses. Many Chicago residents live in buildings staffed by a concierge. The concierge provides several services to residents. Like other Chicago professionals, a concierge has a right to a reasonably safe working environment – including a workplace free of the risk of being bitten by a wayward pet dog. One role of a concierge is to help keep building […]


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The Sommers Schwartz team fights harder and smarter when your future depends on crossing the goal line. Your future. Our fight. Sommers Schwartz. Detroit, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 17, 2022 – Sommers Schwartz, a powerhouse litigation firm, has released a brand-new commercial that reminds viewers what it takes to be a champion in the courtroom year after year. Your future. Our fight. Sommers Schwartz. The team of nationally recognized lawyers at Sommers Schwartz fights for clients who have been seriously injured by others’ wrongful acts and negligence. The law firm has more than 45 years of experience handling personal […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 20, 2022 – Dogs are a subject dear to many, but represent fear to others depending on one’s experiences with them. Many dogs are regarded as loving companions. However, there are many stories about dog bites, attacks, and maulings. In Texas, the dog bite laws are complicated, and it is best to discuss any dog encounter with an experienced dog bite attorney. According to national dog bite statistics, roughly 4.5 million dog bites happen every year. Any dog can bite, no matter what the breed: even the sweetest pet can wound if provoked, and […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 12, 2021 – A 67-year-old Harris County man recently sustained serious injuries after two pit bulls attacked him while he was out for a walk.   The man was out for his morning walk when two pit bulls started to attack him. The man tried to back away from the dogs, but they still came after him. Luckily, the attack was captured on a nearby resident’s surveillance camera.   Two men, one carrying a stick and the other holding a crutch, came to the victim’s rescue and scared the dogs away. According to the […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire)September 03, 2021 – Police are investigating a dog attack that left two people injured, one dog dead and another wounded in suburban Palatine, Illinois. A woman was walking her Akita and pit bull on leashes in a residential area when they came across another woman walking a small white dog. The first woman lost control of her two dogs, which then fatally attacked the smaller canine. “Many states exempt owners from legal responsibility the first time their dog attacks someone, provided they did not have a reason to believe their dog to be dangerous. However, […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 11, 2021 – A former student filed a personal injury lawsuit against a Joliet high school, alleging that she suffered serious injuries in a dog attack because of negligence in the organization and supervision of a service project.   Anais Turiello, 19, and her parents filed the complaint against Joliet Catholic Academy (JCA) at the Will County Courthouse. Court documents said the dog bite incident occurred when Turiello was delivering meals to senior citizens on August 11, 2017, as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.   Turiello picked up her meal deliveries from the […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 20, 2019 – In 2017 three dogs attacked a 5-year-old boy in Manor, Texas. Although surgeons did save his damaged arm, he must have continuous medical care. Three dogs dragged the 5-year-old victim down the street before his mother could interrupt the attack. The boy was taken to the hospital to attend to his arm. As of 2019, despite saving the arm, the now 7-year-old requires continued medical care. At trial, the Travis County Judge, sentenced the dog’s owner, a 45-year-old man from Del Valle, to three years in jail for negligently failing to […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 13, 2019 – In 2017 three dogs attacked a 5-year-old boy in Manor, Texas. Although surgeons did save his damaged arm, he must have continuous medical care. It started as a relatively normal day until three dogs dragged the 5-year-old victim down the street before the mother could interrupt the attack. The boy was taken to the hospital to attend to his arm. As of 2019, despite saving the arm, the now 7-year-old requires continued medical care. At trial, the Travis County Judge, sentenced the dog’s owner, a 45-year-old man from Del Valle, to […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 20, 2019 – Knowing which breeds of dogs are considered to be a high risk for biting is something people choosing what type of dog they want must consider, particularly if they have children, plan to have children or take their dog places where there are children. A recent study revealed that in fact some dog breeds bite more frequently than others. The study identified the physical traits and breeds that tend to bite, most often the face, resulting in severe injuries. “It’s good information to have,” stated Austin dog bite attorney Brooks Schuelke, […]


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Goshen, NY (Law Firm Newswire) March 2, 2018 – Last week, a jury awarded a postal worker who was injured on the job ten times the maximum settlement offered by the defendant’s insurance company. In a case that was challenging, The Law Firm of Sobo & Sobo fought for their client and was able to secure a landmark settlement. The victim was making deliveries on her rural postal route when she was rear ended. The accident resulted in injuries to her shoulder that required surgery and a recommendation of neck surgery as well as injuries to her lower back. At […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) January 24, 2018 – The Todd J. Leonard Law Firm is very excited to announce that Paul G. Paravati, Esq., has joined the firm. Mr. Paravati has over 10 years experience handling all types of personal injury cases, and his extensive knowledge includes workers’ compensation, premises liability, product liability, car and truck accidents, medical malpractice and slip and fall accidents. Additionally, Mr. Paravati possesses considerable experience in handling cases regarding the conscientious employee protection act (CEPA), landlord/tenant, municipal court and prisoners’ rights. Furthermore, he has dedicated his entire legal career to safeguarding workers’ rights, and […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 24, 2017 – Dog bite injuries in Texas are common. According to statistics from State Farm, the number of dog bite claims in 2016 rose slightly from 165 claims in 2015 to 168. Overall, the numbers revealed that Texas dropped from third place to fifth place in the nation for dog-related injury claims. On a national scale, State Farm revealed that their customers filed claims for 3,660 dog-related injuries, a 15 percent hike over 2015. The total compensation paid out for dog bite claims in 2016 was $121,705,968. In Texas, the 168 dog bite […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 25, 2017 – In Texas, if a dog or a cat bites a human, regardless of its vaccination record, it must be either quarantined or euthanized. Should the animal involved in a biting incident have rabies or be suspected of having rabies, the animal must be euthanized and the brain sent to a lab for testing. If the animal is quarantined, it must remain under observation for 10-days from the time the bite was inflicted. The 10-day period begins at the time of the bite, even if the animal is not actually confined until […]


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