Dog Bite Prevention
The three groups of individuals most vulnerable to vicious dog bites are small children, the elderly, and Postal Service carriers,in that order. These are the most frequent victims of dog bites.
The four words responsible for more dog bites than any other are, “My Dog Won’t Bite!” There is nothing worse than the look on a loving dog owners face than when their dog bites an innocent victim for the very first time.
It shouldn’t be that surprising after all they are dogs and that’s what they do, bite things all day long. In 2006 there were 31,000 cases of dog bites so severe they required reconstructive surgery. At Nadrich & Cohen we have qualified dog bite specialists who are experienced in defending the rights of our clients.
If you or a loved one has suffered a dog bite contact an experienced dog bite lawyer now at 1.800.718.4658. Before you add a dog to your household, carefully consider the selection of any dog.
Toddlers Can Easily Succumb To Dog Bites
When rescuing a dog from a shelter, speak with a professional to make an informed decision before adopting the dog. Ask questions about the dog’s background.Never bring a dog into your home that you cannot physically manage. Involve the family in the selection, if a child is fearful or apprehensive about a dog don’t bring one into your home.
Spend time with a dog if possible before bringing it into your home. Use extreme caution when considering introducing a dog or puppy into the home of an infant or toddler.If Nadrich & Cohen can help you in any way concerning a dog bite please click here dog bite for more information and contact us at 1.800.718.4658.
The following tips can help you avoid a dog bite, for adults and children.
- Never approach an unfamiliar dog.
- Never run from a dog or scream.
- Remain as still as possible when approached by an unfamiliar dog.
- If knocked to the ground by a dog, roll into a ball, cover your face and head and lie still.
- Never play with any dog without a capable adult present.
- Report stray dogs or dogs displaying aggressive behavior to an adult immediately, then leave the area.
- Don’t try to “stare down” a dog.
- Never surprise a dog that is sleeping, eating, or has puppies.
If you suffer a dog bite, immediately report the bite to an adult, and seek a doctors care to avoid infection.The American Veterinary Medical Association (AMVA), the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) are excellent references on the proper handling and ownership of dogs.
In a 6 year study published in the medical journal PEDIATRICS, Jeffrey J. Sacks, M.D. and associates reported the finding of 109 bite related fatalities.The study found that 57 per cent of dog bite related deaths were to children under 10 years of age.
The dog bite study found that 22 per cent of the deaths involved an unrestrained dog OFF the owner’s property. The study found that 18 per cent of the deaths involved a restrained dog ON the owner’s property and 59 per cent of the deaths involved an unrestrained dog ON the owner’s property.
Contact Dog Bite Lawyer
These statistics should serve as a warning to anyone considering introducing a dog into the home. At Nadrich & Cohen we have qualified dog bite specialists experienced in defending the rights of our clients. If you or a loved one has suffered a dog bite, please contact an experienced dog bite lawyer at The Law Offices of Nadrich & Cohen now at 1. 800-718-4658 and speak with a specialist.