Dog bites or an attack by a dog or other animal can be frightening and lead to serious injuries. The best course of action when it comes to a dog bite or dog attack is to exercise caution and common sense to prevent dog attacks. Here are a few examples of how to prevent being bitten or attacked by a dog:
- Never approach a dog who is unknown to you, particularly on someone else’s property. Dogs who are not by nature vicious can be very protective of their property or owners, young and food.
- Make sure to educate your children on how to behave around all animals, particularly unfamiliar dogs. Children should avoid getting near the dog’s face, petting the animal without permission and making loud noises. Any of these may cause the dog to feel threatened and result in a bite or attack.
- If you are a pet owner, it is important to have male dogs neutered. Territorial and aggressive behavior is often lessened by altering a male. This also prevents pet overpopulation, which is a plus.
- If you are a pet owner, a permanent or invisible fence is a must if a dog will be outside at any time and not on a leash.
If you or a loved one is the victim of a dog bite or attack, Georgia law provides for recovery and damages under certain circumstances. It is important to speak with an experienced injury attorney like Stefanie Drake Burford to discuss your particular situation. You may be entitled to damages, and if so, we can help obtain compensation for you.
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