Category: Dog Bite

Aggressive dog biting on strangers arm.

Because most of us have dogs, have had a dog as a pet, or know someone who does, a dog bite or attack can be a shocking experience. You might not know what to do next, especially if you’ve suffered severe injuries. If someone else’s dog bit you or your…

A dog bites a stranger's arm in Indiana.

According to data published by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AMVA), Hoosiers love dogs. Approximately 49 percent of households in the state report owning a dog, meaning Indiana has the sixth-highest percentage of dog owners in the U.S. Unfortunately, canine lovers know that even well-trained dogs sometimes bite or otherwise…

Indiana dog bite law

The Indiana State Board of Animal Health requires that all animal attacks or dog bites be fully investigated. This investigation must include the circumstances surrounding the bite, the rabies vaccination records of the animal, and the animal’s owner. However, you do not necessarily need to report the bite directly to the Board of…

Indiana dog bite law

Dogs are usually considered great, friendly and playful family pets. Occasionally, dog bite injuries happen. Pet owners are generally responsible for controlling their pet, and suitably training and restraining them to avoid injury to the public. Failure to do this is illegal in many states and unfortunately, the owner may…

Woman strolling in the park with her dog on a leash.

As the third most popular pet in the United States, it is not uncommon to encounter dogs in any neighborhood. Because dogs are, by nature, territorial and protective, they can be not only loving pets, but reliable defenders of their homes and families. However, this instinct to defend their territory and…

Wolf hybrid sitting at the ground.

If you’ve been injured by a dog, you may wonder how you can get help paying for your injuries and how you can help to ensure that the dog does not injure anyone else. This will require that you hold the owner of the dog liable for the incident. But…

Doctor tying bandage on the leg of patient.

We all know driving a car can be dangerous, and millions of people get hurt from slip and falls and dog bite injuries each year. But there are some injuries so wild and unusual that it’s hard to believe they happen so frequently. At Truitt Law Offices, we are committed to helping…

child attacked by a dog

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people are bitten or attacked by dogs in Indiana and throughout the country. In fact, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reveals that, in a single year, more than 316,000 dog bites resulted in emergency room visits. Sadly, many of these dog bites involve attacks against children….

wolf standing on rock

You may have noticed a growing trend of people raising wolf hybrids as pets. Many questions surround this divisive, hotly debated topic, including whether these hybrids are actually more dangerous or likely to bite than other domesticated dog breeds. Here’s what you should know about wolf hybrids in Indiana. Can…

Woman strolling in the park with her dog on a leash.

Dog attacks can cause serious and costly injuries. This is why cities and counties throughout Indiana have adopted laws which address dog owners’ responsibilities to ensure that their dogs do not bite or attack others. People call them “leash laws” because these laws typically require dog owners or handlers to…