Articles Tagged with dog bite claims

trial-resized-600-300x201In life, certain people may not see eye to eye, and unfortunately, this holds true in attorney-client relationships as well. An attorney can be a vital asset during a personal injury claim, however, it is important to understand that an attorney-client relationship can be very complex. It is imperative that a person has complete trust in their attorney and feels as if their needs are being met, in the event that this is not the case it is possible to switch attorneys. Although not always the easiest thing to do you can “fire” your personal injury attorney once a lawsuit has been initiated. However, if you feel it is necessary, you should not be afraid to switch attorneys to the attorney you feel is best for you.  

 Consulting with a New Attorney

 It is important to remember that you have a contract with your current attorney, however, a judge will allow you switch attorneys should you feel the need. When you contact a new attorney it is important to let them know you are currently being represented by someone else. Once you have hired a new attorney it is important that you promptly notify your previous counsel of their dismissal.

dog bite litigation

It is rare for a  month to pass without news of a child being attacked and bitten by a vicious dog.  Dog bites occur often and can result in disfigurement or even fatalities.

According to a Vet Med Today special Report (JAVMA, Vol 217, No. 6., September 15, 2000, during 1997 and 1998, at least 27 people died of dog bite attacks (18 in 1997 and 9 in 1998).

 

At least 25 breeds of dogs have been involved in 238 human dog bite-related fatalities during the past 20 years. Pit bull-type dogs and Rottweilers were involved in more than half of these deaths.

Of 227 reports with relevant data, 55 (24%) human deaths involved unrestrained dogs off their owners’ property, 133 (58%) involved unrestrained dogs on their owners’ property, 38 (17%) involved restrained dogs on their owners’ property, and 1 (< 1%) involved a restrained dog off its owner’s property.

Merritt  Clifton, editor of Animal People,  reported that between 1982 and 2013, the breeds most responsible for serious injury and dea Continue reading →