Although you can never prepare for every possible dog bite situation and avoid it, below are some situations that are more likely to lead to a dog bite incident.
- Petting strange dogs. It’s always tempting to pet every dog you see, but it is not always wise when it is a dog that is not familiar to you and may feel threatened and react aggressively. Kids also tend to pet strange dogs freely without considering if the dog is friendly to strangers or set off easily. Some dogs are especially troubled by children since they can be fast-moving, loud, and unpredictable. Before petting a dog that you are not familiar with, it is a good idea to ask the owner first to get an idea of them if the dog is friendly or not. You should also approach the dog slowly to give it time to see that you are not a threat and allow you to gauge its reaction to your presence.
- Getting in the middle of a dog fight. It happens all too often that you are out walking your own dog and it gets uneasy with the approach of another, strange dog that is also out for a walk. When this happens the dogs can get agitated, sometimes leading to a fight. It is only natural that as a loving owner of your dog you would want to get in the middle to protect your dog from injury, but doing this may lead to an injury of your own. Instead of getting in the middle of the fight, attempt to get the dogs apart from the outside by using the leash, making loud noises, and using another object besides your body to put between the dogs.
- Dog sitting. If you’ve been asked to dog sit for a dog that you are not already familiar with, you may want to consider it carefully before accepting. Taking the time to get to know the dog ahead of time with the owner present may be wise in order to avoid potential trouble when you are alone with the dog. Try taking the dog through the routine that you will do while dog sitting before the owner leaves so that they can accompany you and help the dog feel at ease while getting to know you. This way, when it is just you alone who shows up to care for the dog it is more likely that the dog will feel comfortable with you and not act out with aggression.
Why You Should Talk with a Dog Bite Lawyer
The benefits of having a lawyer are difficult to number, but to name a few, a lawyer can provide legal guidance and advice, relieve your stress of dealing with the legal system, and increase your chances of having a positive outcome by putting their legal knowledge and experience to work for you. Researching your case, gathering facts and data, and interviewing witnesses are more ways that your lawyer will work for you to put your case forward on the right foot. The legal system is complex and difficult to navigate, but a dog bite attorney in Los Angeles, CA relies on has been through this many times and knows the ropes. You can rest assured that your attorney from Cohen Injury Law Group knows how to get you through this and help you get the compensation you need for your pain, injury, and medical expenses. Don’t hesitate to speak with a dog bite attorney.
It is recommended that you acquire the legal services of a dog bite injury attorney as soon as you’re able so that no time is wasted that could be put to use on strengthening your case and the likelihood of a beneficial outcome in compensation. Your medical bills will not pay for themselves, and they shouldn’t be paid by you since you’re the victim in this situation. Please do not wait to contact our dog bite lawyer in Los Angeles, CA from Cohen Injury Law Group, and give us the privilege of working on your case. We are ready to receive your call and get to work for you to help you make things right and get your life back on track!