National Dog Bite Prevention Week was last week and this is a great time to review some tips to avoid being biten by a dog. Common thought is that mail carriers are most at risk, but children are much more likely to receive a dog bite than any other group.
ï‚§ Don’t run past a dog. The dog’s natural instinct is to chase and catch prey.
ï‚§ If a dog is threatening, don’t scream. Avoid eye contact and try to remain motionless until the dog leaves, then back away slowly until the dog is out of sight.
ï‚§ Don’t approach a strange dog, especially one that’s tied up or confined.
ï‚§ Before petting dogs, always let a dog see and sniff you before petting.
ï‚§ If you believe a dog is about to attack, try to place something between yourself and the dog, such as a backpack or a bicycle.
If you or a loved one has been biten by a dog and you would like to speak to an attorney about your rights, please use the contact form on the right.