Childhood Dog Bite Prevention

Childhood Dog Bite Prevention

Childhood Dog Bite Prevention

Childhood Dog Bite Prevention

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Dog Bite Lawyer. There is no way to perfectly ensure complete safety for children around our canine friends. Our goal is to regularly remind folks of some common childhood dog bite prevention tips.

To help prevent serious injuries caused by dog bites:

  • Children should be taught not to approach, touch or try to play with any dog who is eating, sleeping, chewing on a toy or caring for puppies.
  • Teach your children never to approach a dog in an attempt to pet it without pet owner permission.
  • Children should keep a safe distance from growling, barking, frightened or unleashed dogs.
  • Dogs are protective of their home space. Teach your kids not to pet dogs who are behind fences or in cars.
  • If a loose dog comes near a child, he or she shouldn’t scream or run. Instead, teach or child not to make eye contact with the dog. Tell your child to stand still as a “stone” until the dog goes away. After the dog loses interest the child can slowly walk away.
  • If a child is knocked to the ground by a dog, he or she should curl in a ball, with knees tucked into his tummy, and hands clasped behind his neck to protect the neck area and ears.
  • Teach your child how to properly pet a dog. Watch the video that follows for a demonstration.

Watch Youtube Video – Dog Stars (Bite Prevention Video for Kids!)

Sacramento Dog Bite and Personal Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Dog Bite Lawyer. If you, or a loved one has been seriously injured in an animal attack, the dog’s owner may be liable for your medical and psychological bills. I can help you pursue a claim for your medical bills, expenses, loss wages and pain and suffering caused by the animal attack. Seek immediate medical treatment then call me right away at 916-921-6400 for fast, free, friendly advice.

Contact Sacramento Dog Bite Lawyer before Talking to Insurance Adjusters

Time is of the essence in these types of cases. You will probably get a call from the dog owner’s insurance company. Do NOT give a statement or sign anything before speaking to an experienced dog bite lawyer. Let the insurance adjuster know you have an attorney and refer the adjuster to your dog bite attorney. We have the experience necessary to negotiate the best possible outcome for you or your family member.

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