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Claude Wyle

Proposed Bill Will Prevent Child Drowning Deaths

After the recent drowning of a 4-year-old boy, Great America is now requiring all children under 4 feet tall wear life vests in its pools. The mother of the boy was not in the pool at the time of the drowning and blames lifeguards for not spotting her son until it was too late. Will the new requirement save lives, or will it simply provide a false sense of security? Perhaps a better rule…

Shannon Weidemann

Texas Toddler Bitten by Dog

A 2-year-old girl was bitten by a dog outside of her Tyler, Texas home and had to receive 80 stitches. The girl was outside with her mother when she left her mother’s site and was attacked. The dog bites were on her head. The attack happened last Wednesday. I come running around the house and there she was coming to find me. Her head was just blood was everywhere. Scared me I didn’t know…

Claude Wyle

What You Can Do To Prevent Slip And Falls

Slip and fall and trip and fall accidents and injuries have reached epidemic proportions in the U.S., particularly for persons over 65 years of age. Fortunately, there are several ways to help prevent slip and fall and trip and fall accidents, which are listed herein below. If you are injured due to another’s negligence or because of a dangerous or defective condition on someone’s property, you…

Claude Wyle

How to Prevent Dog Bites, For Children and Owners

According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is an absolute epidemic of dog bites to children. As dog bite attorneys, we know that most dog bites are preventable, and that what we need is comprehensive dog bite prevention education and greater accountability for the owners of aggressive dogs. Both children and adults need to be trained how to interact with dogs who…

Claude Wyle

Landlord Made Accountable for Tenant Trip and Fall

Congratulations to my partner, George Choulos, for another great result on a trip and fall case. $500,000! This trip and fall case, filed in San Francisco, California, is particularly notable since Choulos’ client “tripped and fell” over a raised threshold and into an untempered glass shower door in his own apartment, on his way to the bathroom. Broken shards of glass pierced the man’s body…

Staff Writer

Rottweiler Owner May Face Dog Bite Lawsuit

Residents of a Northern Illinois subdivision are having some problems with a rottweiler running loose in the neighborhood, and several people attended a recent board meeting to voice their concerns. Apparently the dog has charged quite a few people, and the owners, who have been ticketed seven times since 2000 for having a loose dog, are lucky they aren’t yet facing a dog bite lawsuit.