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Pit Bull Attorney

Blindness Injury Lawyer Provides Medical Treatment Worksheet

MEDICAL TREATMENT WORKSHEET

If you have been injured in an accident, resulting in blindness, vision impairment or any other kind of injury, you need to assure that you get the appropriate treatment and prove all the necessary elements involved in pursuing a personal injury lawsuit.  The below checklist will help you make sure that  you have covered all of the important areas for your case.

Legal Self Help and Best Practice for Philadelphia Personal Injury

Cases involving property damage alone can be settled fairly without the assistance of an attorney. It may be better here to handle the case yourself and spare yourself the expense of an attorney. There are books available that set forth the value of cars. These accepted values establish guidelines that the insurance company should follow. There are no such clear-cut guidelines concerning t…

A Philadelphia Injury Lawyer Discusses Burden of Proof

Why George Zimmerman May Walk

Forget for a minute about how stupid/evil George Zimmerman is/was.  This blog will explore the likelihood of a conviction, which I suggest is slight.  While other commentators may focus on flaws in the forensics or other factors, I want to explore the prosecution’s heavy burden of proof.

The prosecution must prove to this jury of six women that Zimmerman is…

A Pit Bull Lawyer Discusses Best Practice for Legal Self-Help

It is an illusion to think that an insurance company will offer an unrepresented person in a Pit Bull attack case the same kind of settlement money it would offer a person represented by a capable personal injury lawyer. There is virtually no way for you to know the value of a personal injury case. These values are based upon years of jury verdicts and insurance settlements. Only an experienced…

No One Free Bite Says the Pit Bull Lawyer

I handled a very sad Pit Bull attack case last year in which a woman was attacked in her back yard by the next door neighbor’s dog. She was minding her own business. Her wounds were horrific.  She became addicted to pain killers and the last years of her life were filled with suffering.

Here’s a sad story about another Pit Bull Attack.  It involves a California woman who was killed by…

A Pit Bull Lawyer Discusses Pit Bull Attacks

Another kind of personal injury case is for injuries arising out of a Pit Bull dog bite. Most states make it unlawful for the owner of a dog to fail to keep it either confined within the owner’s premises or firmly secured by means of a collar and chain. A violation of such a law resulting in a dog bite is strong evidence of negligence. If you were bitten as a result of such a violation, it is…

A Pit Bull Attorney Discusses Defenses to Pit Bull Lawsuits.

Defenses

A typical defense in Pit Bull dog bite cases is that the plaintiff harassed the dog in some way, thereby leading to the attack. If, for example, a group of teenage boys were taunting and throwing rocks at a dog and the dog responded by biting one or more of the boys, the insurance defense attorney would argue that the attack was not the dog’s fault. Under these circumstances, this…

A Pit Bull Attorney Discusses Dog Bite Claims

Dog Bites

Dog bites frequently generate personal injury claims. In most states it is unlawful for an owner to fail to keep a dog confined on the owner’s premises or firmly secured by means of a collar and chain. Violation of the law resulting in a dog bite is strong evidence of negligence. In this situation, it is likely the plaintiff can recover damages from the dog’s owner or handler. In…

A Pit Bull Lawyer Discusses Defenses to Dog Bite Claims

Defenses to Dog Bite Claims

The first line of defense is that the owner or handler had reasonable control of the dog. That is all the law requires. Recovery of damages will be a challenge if the owner had control.

Another common defense in dog bite cases is that the plaintiff harassed the dog in some way, provoking the attack. If, for example, a group of teenage boys were taunting and…

A Pit Bull Attorney Discusses Dog Bite Claims

This blog discusses the law for Pit Bull attack claims and also claims against the owner of any other breed of dog that causes injury.

The law that governs the conduct of dog owners is referred to as the Dog Law of December 22, 1965, P.L. 1124, Art VII, @702, 3 P.S. @460-702.  The relevant provision states:
It shall be unlawful for the owner or keeper of any dog to fail
to keep at all times…

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