For the little girl bit by a dog at her father’s house the scars, both emotionally and physically , are just beginning to heal. As dog bite attorneys in Connecticut we see all too many children viciously attacked by dogs. The recovery for the victim can be long and painful. Aside from physical recuperation and the possibility of multiple surgeries there is the real chance that the child has been damaged emotionally. An attack from a dog often leaves the child with a lifelong fear of dogs. A fear that can make everyday activities, such as going to the park, a nightmare for the entire family.
To help prevent such trauma we have been focusing on ways to prevent dog bites and attacks. Though we strongly believe that the dog owner is responsible for their animals behavior there are ways children and adults can protect themselves from dog attacks. Listed below are a few tips for dog owners and non-owners alike. We hope that the information provided here will help you avoid a dog bite or attack. Please click on the underlined links below to read the full articles.
Preventing Dog Bites- A Dog Owners Guide: Tips in this article include socializing your pet from a young age, waiting to get a dog until children are older and teaching your dog basic obedience commands.
Dog Bite Prevention– These tips are aimed at helping children and adults avoid a dog bite or attack. They include: never approaching a strange dog, not teasing or running from a dog and not leaving children alone with a dog.
We hope that the brief tips above and the full library articles listed here will help you better understand the ways that you can prevent dog bites.
If you have been bitten by a dog the owner may be liable for missed work, medical bills and mental trauma. Please contact your Conn. personal injury attorney at Glass, Lebovitz, Kasheta & Bren today for your free consultation.