Protecting Yourself from Being BitRobert A. Solomon, P.C.
Why Dogs Bite
The enjoyment of having a dog in a home is second to none for many families in the United States. Dogs are often seen as a positive presence, helping to calm nerves, bring enjoyment, and give loving companionship to those with whom the dog occupies the house. Millions of homes in the United States have these pets living inside, and it’s near impossible to walk down a street and not have at least one home with a dog inside.
Despite dogs being such a popular pet in American homes, most of these dogs have not received proper training to assist their social skills to interact with the world around them. Many dogs do not receive training from professionals, and unfortunately, they also do not receive training from their owners, which leaves them in a place of uncertainty in dealing with the world around them. With this lack of training, many dogs are unsure of how to deal with what happens around them, which leads to aggressive behaviors.
When dogs are scared of the world around them, they bite and attempt to protect themselves from the presence that they are scared of, which can range from other animals, inanimate objects, and people, all of which are subject to being injured due to this reaction from the dog. To be bit by a dog is a serious issue, and it’s one that, unfortunately, happens every day. Fortunately, there are easy ways to protect yourself from a dog bite, and they can be employed in most situations, should they be needed.
After suffering a dog bite from a dog that belongs to someone, talk with a personal injury lawyerwho can advise you on the best action to take following your accident.
How to Protect Yourself from a Dog Bite
The best way to protect yourself from a dog bite is to recognize the signs that dogs give us when they are uncomfortable and are ready to bite. Some of the signs dogs give us include:
Growling: When a dog growls, it’s their way of saying to us, “I am upset, leave me be.” A growling dog is an obvious sign that they do not like the situation that is happening and that they want and need some space. Oblige them with this request.
Hair that stands up: When a dog’s hair along its back and tail stand on end, that is a clear sign that it feels threatened. This is a tactic animals use to make themselves look bigger, which is supposed to scare the thing threatening them. If a dog’s hairs stand on end when you are around, leave them alone and give them space.
Backing away: Like us when we are uncomfortable, a dog will try to remove itself from a situation that scares it. When you see a dog backing away from you, do not approach it. If you do, you will more than likely be bit.
Recognizing these and other signs of a dog who is feeling uncomfortable is important, as it will help you as you to avoid a situation in which you can be bit and injured.
Personal Injury Lawyers Ready to Help You
Dog bites happen every day, and they are an unfortunate accident that happens. Unfortunately, not every dog bite can be prevented, and so when you are bit, you must deal with the aftermath of the injury while also not losing money on an injury that, often, isn’t your fault. At the Law Offices of Robert A. Solomon of Metro Law, we can provide you with a lawyer who will help you to get you the compensation you need following your accident. Call our office today to discuss your claim at (800) 469-6476.