Important Steps to Take After a Dog Bite Accident

Due to the high number of dog bite cases that come into our office, many people often reach out to ask about the steps that they should take to document and preserve their case against the owner of the dog. This article will help walk you through those steps to give you a better understanding … Read More

How to find a good lawyer if you’ve been bitten by a dog

I’ve been doing personal injury work for over 50 years. One of the saddest cases that I see are dog bite cases, and I’ve handled many, many dog bite cases over my career. Those are troubling cases. They’re problem cases. Many lawyers don’t have the faintest idea of what it takes to handle a dog … Read More

Receiving Compensation Following A Dog Attack

Dog bites and dog attacks occur often. In fact, over 5 million men, women, and children become victims of these attacks every year – many of which live in Oregon. In fact, just this month a yard maintenance worker suffered a serious dog bite while she was mowing a lawn in Northeast Canby. The maintenance … Read More

Dog Bite Injuries: More than Just a Scratch

Dogs are man’s best friend. But when that friendship takes a turn that result can be a devastating dog bite.  The recent attack of a Portland girl by a large dog in Gresham last week is only one example.  Television station KATU reports that the four-year-old child arrived at Mount Hood Medical Center covered in blood … Read More

Find Out About the Owner After a Dog Bite

In Oregon, the rule is that an owner is strictly liable for injuries caused by the dog if he/she knew or should have known that the dog was dangerous.  This is often referred to as the “one free bite” rule—essentially, an owner is not responsible unless the dog has harmed someone in the past (though, … Read More

Dog Bites Represent One Third of Homeowner Insurance Payout Costs

In honor of national dog bite prevention week, recently published data from State Farm Insurance’s Insurance Information Institute reveals that dog bites continue to represent one-third of the payout dollars for homeowner liability claims.  Homeowners’ liability insurance covers you if your dog bites someone visiting your home or if it bites someone when you take … Read More

Dog Bite Accident Claims Are on the Rise in Oregon

In a news release from State Farm yesterday in honor of Dog Bite Prevention week, the insurance company proclaimed that dog bite accident claims are on the rise throughout our state.  According to State Farm’s amalgamated research, almost 5 million people are bitten or attacked by dogs every year across the United States. Drawing from … Read More

Negligence Found in Dog Attack Injury Claim

Several months ago, Dwyer Williams Cherkoss PC was contacted by the mother of a young girl who was attacked and bitten by her neighbor’s dog. The girl’s mother sought an attorney well-versed in dog bite liability to represent her injured daughter and to seek damages against the dog’s owner. After hearing the details of the … Read More