Childhood Dog Bite Prevention

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March 25, 2016
Edward Smith

Preventing Childhood Dog Bite Incidents

There is no way to ideally ensure complete safety for children around our canine friends. Our goal is regularly to remind folks of 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 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 the pet owner’s 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, they shouldn’t scream or run. Instead, teach or child not to make eye contact with the dog. Tell your child to stand still 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 the YouTube video below to learn more about dogs that bite children and how to prevent dog attacks in kids.

Consult a 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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Sacramento Dog Bite and Personal Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Dog Bite Lawyer. The dog’s owner may be liable for your medical and psychological bills if you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an animal attack. We can help you pursue a claim for your medical bills, expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering caused by the animal attack. Seek immediate medical treatment, then call our law firm at 916-921-6400 or 800-404-5400 for free, friendly advice.

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