One of the most important things you can do to avoid the unfortunate experience of having to file a legal claim after sustaining a dog bite injury is to avoid a dog bite in the first place. If you are a pet owner, you can minimize the risk of dog bites by maintaining safe and responsible pet ownership practices.
Whether or not you own a dog, many people are under the impression that they know which dog breeds are more likely than others to bite. However, many breeds that are commonly interpreted as aggressive have not earned the bad reputation that follows them and other breeds may seem gentle because of their appearance or size but actually pose a dangerous risk of dog bites. Being aware of the facts that any dog can lunge towards you aggressively is an important way to monitor safety in every situation.
One of the most important things you can do to decrease your chances of a severe dog biting injury is to prevent the circumstances that typically lead to dog aggression. Chaining a dog or dog fighting are two of the ways that owners can encourage or promote aggressive behavior. Whether such an action was intentional or the owner did not realize the dangers, he or she could still be held legally responsible for any injuries sustained in a dog bite attack. Another important thing to realize is that half of all dog bite victims are minors. Encouraging your children to be safe around dogs and never to approach animals they do not know is a great way to minimize or eliminate the risk of severe dog bite injuries.
In the event that one of your neighbors is harboring a dangerous canine, you need to realize that even your best attempts at safety and prevention may not be successful. In the event that you have been significantly injured in a dog bite accident, you need the advice of a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible.
You need an attorney you can trust to help you work through the legal system with your dog bite claim. The experience provided by the lawyers at Purchase George & Murphey P.C. is a valuable asset. Learn more at 814-833-7100 or by filling out our convenient online contact form.
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