Protecting Yourself From Dangerous Dogs

Dog bites are an alarmingly common occurrence. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that there are nearly five million bites every year, causing it to be labeled as an “epidemic” by the agency's standards. Of those five million bites, approximately 60 percent affect young children. Because bites can lead to serious injury and infection, it is extremely important to be vigilant around strange dogs and family pets in order to protect yourself and your family members.

Oftentimes, the pet's owner is to blame for injuries that the animal inflicts. This is especially applicable if the dog is not restrained in a public area, is abused or neglected, or has not been properly vaccinated. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a dog bite, contact the Phoenix personal injury lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C., today at 800-763-0964 to learn more about pursuing justice in a court of law.

Dog Safety Tips

In order to remain safe against dangerous dog attacks, the following tips should be reviewed:

  • Do not approach a dog that you are unfamiliar with, regardless of the circumstances.
  • Do not pet a dog without letting the animal see or sniff you first.
  • Do not turn your back to a dog and run away. This may make them behave aggressively and go into attack mode.
  • Do not disturb a dog while it is sleeping, eating or playing with a chew toy.
  • Do not scream or run if you are approached by a dog; instead, remain still.
  • Never leave an infant, toddler or small child with a dog without proper supervision.

By following the above recommendations, you can help protect yourself and your loved ones from aggressive dogs and injuries that can be sustained from an attack by one of these animals. However, if you or someone you love has been hurt by a dog bite, you have rights under the law to protect you from subsequent financial, physical and emotional suffering.

Contact Us

To learn more about your legal options if you have been the victim of a dog bite, contact the Phoenix personal injury attorneys of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C., today at 800-763-0964.

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