SUMMERTIME CAN BE A DANGEROUS TIME FOR KIDS BECAUSE OF DOG BITES.
It’s Summertime and that means it’s dog bite time! With the kids out of school, dog bite prevention should be top of mind for parents. Here are a few tips on how you can ensure your child’s summer is a memorable and bite-free one.
It’s no secret that summertime is that part of the year where dog bites occur frequently. School holidays are in full swing and children are at home, enjoying the thrills of playing outside. While this is a great way for them to pass the time, the dangers of “unsupervised” dogs lie just around the corner.
With a little guidance dog bites can be prevented. Here are four (4) dog-bite tips you should consider:
1. The hot sun leads to thirsty and cranky dogs. Inevitably, a kid may proceed to pet the dog. This may not be the best idea because when dogs overheat, bites can occur.
2. Never leave your children alone with an unfamiliar dog. Unsupervised children receive the majority of dog bites every year.
3. Encourage your children not to disturb or interrupt dogs that are eating, sleeping or playing with a toy. While not all dogs behave aggressively, teaching your kids to proceed with caution is always best.
4. Teach your children never to go after a dog that does not want to be around them. If the dog runs away from the child, chances are they just don’t want to be bothered and it’s best to leave them alone.
At The Lewis Law Group, we want you and your children to have a happy and safe summer. Share these tips with your kids and help them avoid a potentially traumatic dog bite!
If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog or other animal belonging to another person, you may be entitled to compensation for your injury. Contact our office today at (772) 286-7861 or on our toll- free number at (800) 338-4459 to speak with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys. We will evaluate your case for free and help you decide the best course of action.