Dog Bites Archive | Goodwin & Scieszka

When dogs bite, one of the biggest questions victims have on their mind is “Why did this happen?” Owners of the dog involved often find themselves wondering the same thing. No dog owner ever wants to think that their beloved pet could seriously hurt someone, but every year, hundreds of thousands of people need medical

When you love your dog, the last thing you ever want is to see them hurt or in danger. So if you see your beloved dog getting into a fight with another dog, your first instinct may be to try and break up the fight as quickly as possible. But if you’ve never been in

Every year, over 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs in the United States and about 1 in 5 of those people require medical attention for their injuries. Although some breeds of dogs are often thought of as being more aggressive or dangerous than others, it’s extremely important to remember that all dogs have the

It’s no secret that dogs are one of the most popular kinds of pets in America. According to the Insurance Information Institute, 89.7 million dogs are owned in the United States. WIth so many dogs around, it’s no wonder that dog bites are an extremely common type of injury. Every year, over 4.5 million people

Dogs need to be able to exercise and play if they’re going to stay happy and healthy. Taking your dog to the local dog park might seem like an ideal way to help your dog play, have fun, and make friends with other dogs. But dogs are dogs and with all the activity at a

When you own a dog, taking it out for regular walks is an important part of making sure your pet gets the exercise and mental stimulation it needs to stay happy and healthy. Walking your dog also helps socialize it so that it better understands how to appropriately handle new people, other dogs, and new

In a recent 22-13 vote, the Michigan Senate has approved a bill banning breed-specific dog regulations. This bill, Senate Bill 741, states that local governments are not allowed to enact or enforce ordinances, policies, resolutions, or rules that regulate dogs based on its breed or perceived breed. However, this bill still allows local governments which

Not all states have the same laws regarding dog bites. Generally speaking, dog bite laws around the country tend to fall into two main categories: strict liability and “one bite.” But what’s the difference between these types of laws? Strict Liability Dog Bite Laws Strict liability dog bite laws are the most common type of

Recently, a couple from San Antonio, Texas was convicted after a dog they owned viciously mauled their 73-year-old neighbor Doris Mixon Smith. Alphonso McCloud was sentenced to four years in prison and his wife, Stanyelle Miles-McCloud was sentenced to ten years of probation. On March 6, 2017 Mixon Smith had been gardening in her front

In a surprise decision, the jury hearing the case of Justin Smith, a dog owner in Cass County, Michigan whose dog was accused of mauling two young children and their grandmother, was found not guilty. After a three-day trial, the six-person jury unanimously found that Smith’s dog was not involved in the attack. Smith had

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