Dogs are loved by many people and are considered to be more than just pets. Although dogs do have a universal reputation as “man’s best friend,” some dogs can still cause severe injuries to adults and children. All dogs – regardless of size and breed – are capable of attacking people. The next time you are in the presence of a dog, remember to follow these basic safety tips to help minimize the risk of dog bite injuries.
Do’s and Don’ts When Around Dogs
- Stay calm if you are approached by an unfamiliar dog
- Ask for permission from the dog owner before petting it
- Respect the dog’s space – never put your hand near or inside a fence to touch a dog
- Leave your child unattended with a dog
- Approach an unfamiliar dog
- Make loud noises around a dog
- Petunfamiliar dogs
- Disturb a dog that is eating or sleeping
Children Most Vulnerable to Dog Bite Injuries
Young children make up a large number of dog bite injury cases, especially kids between ages 5 to 9 years old. Kids are also more likely to suffer from permanent and life-changing injuries that can cause severe emotional trauma. Even familiar dogs can suddenly attack a young child, so it is still important that parents exercise caution when bringing your kids around dogs of family and friends.
Injured by a Dog? Contact Our Skilled Personal Injury Lawyers in New Orleans
If you or your child has suffered serious injuries from a dog bite or attack, The Womac Law Firm is here for you. Immediately after the attack, see a doctor and seek treatment for your injuries. You should also contact animal control so the attack can be documented and investigated. Our experienced injury attorneys in New Orleans can help you understand your rights and how to file for dog bite injury compensation. We have spent decades of our careers fighting for the injured and making sure our clients recover every dollar they deserve.
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