Category Archives: Dog Bite Law

May 17-23 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week

Over 4 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year in the United States, with almost one million of these victims requiring some form of medical treatment for their injuries. Children are especially at risk for being bitten by a dog and most of these injuries occur during interactions with dogs known to the family.Continue Reading

What Can I Do After a Loose Dog Attacks My Dog?

While many of us would never dream of letting our dog roam free off leash and unsupervised, a loose dog attacking a person or passing dog is a common scenario. In many instances, it may be impossible to avoid the dog, especially if the dog runs out of a house or garage and then attacksContinue Reading

San Diego Ranks in Top Five for Dog Bites

A dog bite can come as a surprise and result in serious injuries For example, a dog can maul your face or create deep puncture wounds in your legs and arms. Dog bits injure over 4 million people each year, over half of which are children. The latest information reports that San Diego ranked asContinue Reading

National Dog Bite Prevention Week: Help Prevent Injuries!

This week, May 19-25, 2013 is Dog Bite Prevention week. As San Diego personal injury attorneys, we are troubled to see that California is the top state nationwide for dog bite injuries. In the last year, over $17 million went towards treating and compensating California victims of dog attacks. The largest share of such attacks happens to postal workers. Yet, this number is only a fraction of the number of injuries, which happen nationwide. Each year, over $4 million people are bitten by canines. One in five of these victims need medical treatment as a result. The most common groups of victims of these attacks are children, senior citizens, and postal employees. Continue Reading

A Dog Attacked My Child! What Should I Do?

California laws hold negligent dog owners responsible for injuries to the public. Unfortunately, despite strict liability and dog-leash laws, many pet owners do not take their responsibilities seriously. Even when the child and the parents themselves do all they can to prevent injuries, dog bites still occur frequently because of dog owners’ negligence. In these situations, it is important to know how to minimize the damage, how to be able to make a detailed report to the authorities, and what to do when pursuing your claims.Continue Reading

Examples of Dog Bite Settlements and Verdicts

People often wonder about what happens after a dog-bite case is tried to the jury or settled. It is important to recognize that there is not such thing as a minimum or maximum compensation for dog bite injuries. All cases vary, and individual recovery depends on the particular circumstances of your case. If you wouldContinue Reading

Are Dog Bites Covered by Insurance?

There are two types of insurance that may likely cover a dog bite injury – homeowner’s insurance and renter’s insurance. Even though many homeowner’s and renter’s insurance policies do cover dog bites, however, there are certain exceptions and requirements, which may apply. Our award-winning personal injury lawyers have extensive experience in representing the injured victims and negotiating with insurance companies.Continue Reading

10 Tips on Preventing Dog Bite Attacks on Children

Many dog-bite injuries are preventable. However, not all dog owners take the steps required to minimize the risk of injuries by their pets. If your child was attacked by someone’s dog, make sure to promptly document the injuries, take down the owner’s contact information, call for help, and contact a qualified dog bite lawyer right away.Continue Reading

I Was Attacked by a Dog. What Are My Rights?

Do you need a dog bite lawyer in San Diego? Dog bites account for over 1/3 of insurance claims paid out annually in America. Such injuries are usually covered by the renter’s and homeowner’s insurance liability policies, and insurance companies pay out millions of dollars each year to thousands of injured victims. Fortunately, California law provides excellent protection to people who suffer from dog attacks, including the right to be compensated for their injuries and damages.Continue Reading

Product Liability   |   Nursing Home Abuse   |   Personal Injury   |   Sexual Harassment   |   Traumatic Brain Injury   |   Dog Bites   |   Litigation


6363 Greenwich Dr #140, San Diego, CA 92122 | by Natalie Prescott
© 2013 Cross Prescott APC   All Rights Reserved.  Legal Disclaimer.