Thanksgiving is nearly here and Christmas is coming right afterwards! However, this time of year may not be easy for your pets. The holidays can be a stressful time for both dogs and their owners. Anecdotally, reports of dog bites appear to increase during the holiday season and is often appears to be due, in part, to dogs being exposed to an increase in movement, activity, and exposure to unfamiliar people. These unknown people and situations can be frightening to dogs, and may make them appear defensive and more prone to biting people. In order to keep both pets and owners safe this holiday season, our law firm has a few tips to offer:
Sadly, a young toddler in the Philadelphia area recently passed away after being attacked by two dogs in his neighborhood. We wish this NEVER happened, but in case you are attacked by a dog, here are some tips that may help keep you safer:
Think carefully before renting an electric scooter! Many vacation and travel destinations have begun using electric scooters as a new, interesting way to show visitors around a new city. However, these scooters pose a large potential safety risk. In fact, a class-action lawsuit was recently filed against a leading national electric scooter company. The lawsuit states that these scooter companies are not taking appropriate care to make sure their riders, and nearby pedestrians, are safe while these vehicles are in use. The lawsuit further claims that some of these scooters are made with defective, and potentially dangerous, parts. One personal injury lawyer cited within the news article below stated that she's received in excess of 100 calls relating to scooter injuries. Many of these injuries are consistent in type, and involve broken body parts and head injuries. Many of these injuries have required surgeries.