With the heat of summer upon us in San Diego, it means that more people, adult and child alike, are heading outside to enjoy the parks and beaches. Many like to head out with their dogs, even though those dogs might not do well around people. This leads to conflict and injury in many cases. Other times, dogs deemed dangerous can get outside and attack people and other animals.
All types of dogs, large and small, have teeth and the ability to bite and cause serious injury. While the larger breeds, such as the Pit Bull, Rottweiler, and German Shepherd get a bad reputation due to the amount of damage their bites can do, it is important to remember that all dogs have the potential to be dangerous. Having a few tips in mind to help you and your kids avoid a dog bite injury can be quite helpful.
First, do not approach a dog you do not know. Even if you do know the dog, it’s still important to be careful. Don’t ever pet a strange dog and always look for signs that the dog might be uncomfortable and that it may be about to bite. Parents need to teach their children to be careful around dogs as well. When they see a strange dog, they should learn to stay still. Running is the behavior of prey, and this could cause the chase and hunt instinct to kick in for the dog. Though most dogs are relatively harmless, you never want to take a chance on what they might or might not do.
If you’ve been bitten, or a loved one received a dog bite, then it’s important to get in touch with an attorney who can help you with your case. You deserve damages to help with your medical bills and pain and suffering.