Dog Bite Prevention Tips
Philadelphia Dog Bite Attorneys
Here are tried and tested tips to help you and your children avoid getting bitten by dogs.
- You may have heard the saying “let sleeping dogs lie.” Statistically speaking, this is sound advice. If you startle a napping dog, you may inadvertently cue its “flight or fight response” and get bitten as a result.
- Stay away from strange animals or animals that appear to be sick or deranged. If a stray dog bites you, you could potentially get infected with the rabies virus. The mandatory vaccination against the virus can be a painful procedure.
- Don’t leave very young children alone with dogs, particularly dogs that have been neglected or abused or that have demonstrated a penchant for aggressive behavior.
- Before interacting with a dog on the street, ask the owner’s permission. If the owner assents, let the dog get used to you first by allowing it to smell you.
- Respect the maternal protective instinct. If you see a mother dog with her puppies, be forewarned that she will go to great lengths to protect her offspring and potentially bite you if you approach — even if your intentions are benign.
- Keep your distance from off-leash, aggressive dogs.
- Avoid riling up any dog in an enclosed space. It may feel threatened or may get so excitable that it bites out of sheer exuberance.
If a dog has bitten you or a loved one, you may be entitled to compensation from liable parties (such as a negligent dog owner, a property owner, or an insurance company). Turn to the firm of Cherry Injury Law., to discover potential remedies under the law. Our firm boasts a tremendous record of getting justice in personal injury cases, and we’re happy to provide a free consultation regarding your dog bite matter. Browse our website for more info or dial us now at 215-675-2400.