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Feb 18, 2021

Do Doctors Need to Report Dog Bites in California?

A doctor examining an injured woman's shoulder
Dog bites can be severe.
The physician's hospital report must be immediately transmitted to the Health Department for the local County or City's agents local health officials or their designees.
Feb 17, 2021

Most Dangerous Breeds List

Although there is anecdotal and historical evidence that certain dog breeds were bred to be more aggressive and violent, the CDC numbers are all we have and they are not accurate enough.
Sep 22, 2020

How to Report a Dog Bite in California

Reporting allows authorities to know whether the dog was previously involved in a similar attack. If not, they can record the first attack.
Jul 30, 2020

6 Year Old Dog Attack Hero And Dog Bite Attacks On Kids

On July 9th, my six-year-old nephew Bridger saved his little sister's life by standing between her and a charging dog. After getting bit several times on the face and head, he grabbed his sister's hand and ran with her to keep her safe. He later said, "If someone had to die, I thought it should be me."
Jun 12, 2020

U.S. Postal Workers and Dog Attacks

Postal workers are always at great risk for dog attacks. As such, they are really going all out to share with the public the benefits of dog bite prevention.
Jun 10, 2020

Common Causes of Dog Attacks

It's not always the breed and more often the owner that avoids dog bites as discussed in the common causes of dog attacks here.
Jun 10, 2020

Seeking Punitive Damages Following a Dog Bite in California

Yes. Sometimes extraordinary damages are available in dog bite cases. Here is what you need to know as a victim.
Jun 10, 2020

How Much is a Dog Injury Lawsuit Worth?

Like everything else in a personal injury case, determining the worth of a dob bite case requires an expert and evidence. Learn more here.
Jun 10, 2020

What to Do if Your Dog is Involved in an Attack

Los Angeles dog bite lawyer discusses what to do when your dog attacks.
Jun 9, 2020

Common Injury Types Following a Dog Attack

Attorney Michael Ehline talks about the causes and effects of dog attacks on the human body and soul.
Jun 9, 2020

Victim Rights After a Dog Bite Attack

Los Angeles lawyer, Michael Ehline, wants dog attack victims to know their legal rights when it comes to attacking dogs.
Jun 9, 2020

Possible Criminal Charges after a Dog Attack

Did you know you can face criminal prosecution for sicking your dog against someone? Learn about the rights of victims and dog owners in these cases here.
Jun 9, 2020

Understanding Insurance Charges Due to "Dangerous" Dog Breeds

In some cases, municipalities force owners of certain breeds to carry insurance to own their dogs. This often includes Pit Bulls, German Shepherds, Rottweilers, Akitas, and More.
Jun 9, 2020

When is Dog Euthanasia Mandated by Law?

Not every case is clear cut. However, California law attempts to make the decision a bit easier, even if the situation is very difficult. This often has to do with several factors, including the risk that the dog could attack again.
Jun 9, 2020

When Does a Dog Get Quarantined Following an Attack in California?

Award-winning dog bite attorney discusses quarantines of dogs after they attack a person or other animal under California Law.
Jun 9, 2020

Determining Liability Following a Dog Bite Attack

Many times, the dog attack happens in spite of human interaction, not due to it. That being said, there is a complex situation for the owner, the victim, and legal counsel in order to determine the true fault for the attack.
Jun 8, 2020

Big Dogs, Little Dogs. Is there a Difference? Rotts Versus Poodles Example

All About California Dog Attacks.
People associate Pitbulls and some working dogs with gang-banging and underground Landhark fights. So many assume these animals are unusually dangerous. Justified?
Jun 8, 2020

Your Legal Options Against Dog Breed Bans

Can you sue when the state bans your particular breed of dog? Is that discrimination?
Jun 8, 2020

The Eight Important Steps to Take After a Dog Bite

Expert lawyer Michael Ehline covers the importance of getting medical care after a dog bite in eight steps by order of importance. Learn from a legal pro about dealing with dog attacks.
Jun 8, 2020

Rabies and Dog Attacks

Rabies and bites by animals go hand in hand. But never assume a domesticated dog does not have a disease. After all, that could explain the attack.
Jun 8, 2020

Dangerous Breeds of Dogs: Pit Bulls

Los Angeles dog bite lawyer, Michael Ehline, discusses whether or not Pit Bulls are inherently more dangerous than other breeds.
Jun 8, 2020

Tetanus and Dog Attacks

Tetanus vaccinations are often required in addition to Rabies inoculations after a dog attack. Expert lawyer Michael Ehline explains the law and medicine.
Jun 8, 2020

Dangerous Breeds of Dogs: Rottweilers

All About California Dog Attacks.
Rotts are intimidating, yet loyal, and loving animals. But injury lawyer Michael Ehline discusses more here about this often misunderstood dog breed.
Jun 8, 2020

First Aid after a Dog Bite Attack

There are several options to reduce the chance of more serious injury, of scarring, or of infection.
Aug 20, 2019

Dog Bite Attack Kills 9 Year Old Girl

The senseless death was one of many that affect neighborhoods with poorly trained pit bulls or rottweilers.
Jun 24, 2019

In the News: Pit Bulls Kill California Woman

According to the Sac Bee article, the woman, Crystal Lynn Pearigen, was only 36. According to the Kern County Sheriff's Office coroner, the woman was killed due to multiple injuries. She was found in a Costco parking lot on June 16, suffering from severe dog bite injuries and declared dead on the scene.
Jan 5, 2019

Is It Time to Ban Dangerous Dogs?

German Shepherd Attacks
German Shepherd Attacks - 3D Render
Won't the world be a safer place if only the government has weapons and dangerous dogs? I mean, after all, look at how great King George or Pol Pot was. That is what they wanted, right? In any event, this should not be hard to achieve. Also, it will probably garner a lot of votes from soccer moms and Millennials.
Jan 4, 2019

LAPD Pitbull Shooting Latest in Long Line

German Shepherd Attacks
German Shepherd Attacks - 3D Render
Dog safety a major concern in L.A. after a spate of violent Pit Bull attacks. What do Los our Angeles personal injury lawyers say?
You can reach out to a California personal injury lawyer near you or find another local location.