Avoiding Dog Bites
Itâ€™s important, first, to realize any dog will bite. Donâ€™t pet a dog until heâ€™s had a chance to sniff you. Teach children never to bother any dog (even a pet) when itâ€™s eating, chewing, sleeping, or caring for puppies. Donâ€™t bother dogs who are confined, whether on a chain, in a yard or kennel, or in a car. Avoid strays and, if a dog threatens you, never run–youâ€™ll trigger its chasing instinct; instead, keep your eyes and hands down and back away slowly. If attacked, put anything into the dogâ€™s mouth to keep it from reaching your body; curl up and stay quiet. Should you suffer a dog bite, disinfect the wound and see a doctor; always contact animal control.
Dog Bite Liability
Next? Call a New Jersey personal injury lawyer. It doesnâ€™t matter if this was the dogâ€™s first bite, or if the owner didnâ€™t know it was dangerous. A dog bite injury has serious consequences, both medically and psychologically. Thereâ€™s the risk of infection, surgeries, and other treatment costs. Often, homeownerâ€™s insurance will cover your expenses, but what if the dog owner isnâ€™t insured–or insurance refuses to pay all of your costs? If the dog didnâ€™t bite, but you were seriously injured by its jumping, contact a personal injury attorney about possible owner negligence. A dog attack is a frightening experience, often leaving permanent physical and psychological scars; let an experienced Jersey personal injury lawyer recover the damages you deserve.
When you contact a personal injury attorney through Jersey Personal Injury, youâ€™ll feel confident that your â€śdogâ€ť in the fight, is the bigger one.