Dog Bite


More than 75 million dogs are living in North American households, so it’s expected to have accidents involving these pets. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 4.5 million dog bites occur annually in the United States, and one in five bites requires medical attention.

A few enlighting facts

  • Half of the bites happen to children, making them the most common victims. Many of them don’t fully understand how to approach an animal correctly.

  • Most dog bites are not related to any specific breed, as many other factors could impact a situation leading to a dog bite. For example, a dog can bite if scared or nervous, eating or protecting toys or puppies. Responsible pet ownership also impacts, as dogs used to socializing know how to play and use a leash and are less likely to bite.

    Tips to prevent dog bites

    To prevent dog bites is essential to take safety precautions such as:


      Approach dogs carefully

      Approach dogs slowly and calmly, allowing them to sniff and get used to your presence.


      Ask for permission

      Always ask the dog’s owner for permission before petting a dog, so they can let you know if it’s ok to pet them.


      Avoid provoking dogs

      Do not tease, hit, or disturb dogs, especially when eating or sleeping.


      Keep a safe distance

      Avoid approaching unfamiliar or stray dogs, and never approach a growling or barking dog.


      Teach children

      Teach them to respect dogs and not to approach them without an adult’s permission.

      If a dog has bitten you, seek medical attention immediately, even if the injury appears minor. Report the incident to the local animal control agency to document the attack and help prevent future incidents.

      Also, if the dog bite resulted from the owner’s negligence, such as failing to leash or restrain their dog, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact us and we’ll be by your side helping you during your recovery. Also, a lawyer from our network can advise you about your legal rights and how to pursue compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages resulting from the bite.

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        Agape offers professional and attentive personal injury services to ensure you receive the best possible compensation. Our service includes medical care, which involves a team of specialists providing thorough attention to your recovery process. We also have a legal network that can guide you through the process. Our attorneys specialize in personal injury claims and will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.


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