Vicious dogs can hurt people of all ages. Dog attacks often result in physical and emotional trauma, which can have long-lasting effects.
Dog bites should never be taken lightly. The center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that over 4.5 million people are victims of dog bites each year. Nearly one in every five victims requires medical attention.
Several thousands of dog bite sufferers have reconstructive surgeries due to their extensive injuries. Sadly, children are often the most susceptible to very serious and, sometimes, even fatal encounters with dog attacks. Yet, what can be done to protect them?
There are several safety measures one can take to avoid a dog attack:
- Take note of dogs in your area. Be wary of all dogs you don’t know, especially if they seem vicious, standoffish, or unfriendly
- Always be careful when around an unfamiliar dog. Even small, cute, and cuddly dogs can cause very serious injuries with their bite.
- Although most dogs are curious by nature, certain behaviors like harsh barking or rushing towards a person are obvious acts of aggression.
- It is essential to keep a good distance between an unknown dog and yourself. Never approach a dog if the owner does not give consent first.
- Allowing a dog to and smell your scent is a good way for the dog to become familiar with you. Always show your hands with palms down, which serves to relieve aggression.
- Avoid eye contact. Staring dogs in their eyes can be perceived as a confrontational challenge.
We specialize in handling cases involving personal injuries due to animal bites. Our Florida dog bite lawyer will help you to understand your rights particular to your situation. A Florida dog bite injury attorney can help you obtain the compensation you deserve for damages including:
- medical and clinic bills
- pain and suffering
- shame and humiliation
- mental distress
- loss of consortium claims and
- impending medical bills
As a premier injury attorney in Boca Raton, David Eltringham will fight for your rights and get the compensation you deserve! For a free consultation please visit www.eltlaw.com.