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Should I Worry About Rabies After a Dog Bite?

Even the best-trained dogs can sometimes get too rough, and dogs you don’t know well may be unexpectedly aggressive. Dog bites remain common in Florida and California, but many people aren’t sure just how serious they are or what the real risks are. So just how serious is a dog bite—and will you get rabies? Rabies may be the first disease you think of when you hear the words “dog bite,” but it’s a fairly uncommon outcome. You can get rabies from a dog only if it’s already infected with the disease, and if its saliva gets into your body. However, many dogs today are vaccinated against rabies, meaning they can’t become sick from it or infect humans or other … Continue reading

Do Dog Leashes Prevent Lawsuits?

West Palm Beach dog bite lawyer reminds canine owners about responsibilities By law, dog owners are required to keep their dogs on a leash when in public areas. But if your dog is off leash and bites someone – even if they were taunted – you might owe a lot more than just a leash law ticket. Insurance companies paid over $7 million for dog bite claims in Florida last year, making our state 8th in the nation. Why so many? Perhaps the long, hot summers make dogs more irritable, or perhaps it’s just a fluke. But insurance doesn’t always foot the bill, and that leaves dog owners on the hook. Here’s how you can protect yourself: 1. Keep your … Continue reading

Attacks by dogs more common

May 14, 2012 Dozens of times a day in every state, dog attacks are becoming more common, according to Click2Houston.com. Statistics from the American Humane Association (AHA) show that of 4.7 million dog bites in the U.S. every year, 800,000 of those require medical attention. The U.S. insurance industry pays out $1 billion each year in dog bite claims. Some local governments have gone as far as banning specific breeds that are thought to be particularly dangerous, but the AHA says that at least 25 different breeds have been involved in dog attack deaths. Thus non-breed specific laws are being adopted by some communities. In one neighborhood, a dog has attacked three different postal carriers in the last two years. … Continue reading

Fort Lauderdale dog bite injures child

February 24, 2009 Tampa Bays 10 reported that four children are recovering from injuries and quite a bit of shock after a Fort Lauderdale dog bite injury. The incident occurred when a little boy walked the dog to the playground, where several other children were playing. The dog got angry, escaped the boy’s grip and attacked several children. Officers shot the dog to stop the dog from causing more Florida dog bite injuries. The owner of the dog involved in the Fort Lauderdale dog bite accident had to have the dog euthenized. Read More The Fort Lauderdale dog bite injury lawyers at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene can help if you have been injured in a Florida dog bite accident.

Girl injured from Florida dog bite

April 17, 2008 WFLX.com reported that a 9-year-old girl was injured from a Florida dog bite. She was released from the hospital and is still recovering from the bites on her chest and legs. She said that the Florida dog bite happened as she was waiting for a friend. She froze as the dog came at her and screamed as it was biting her. The dog did not stop until a lady who saw the Florida dog bite called him away. The Florida dog attack is still under investigation.