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Lawyers Discuss Preventing Dog Attacks in Phoenix

Dog Attack Attorneys in Phoenix

While there is no guaranteed method to prevent all dog bites, there are animal behaviors that you can learn to recognize that will help you in preventing dog attacks. The following are just a handful of behaviors that dogs use to communicate that they are in a situation that causes them to feel aggressive:

  • Growling
  • Snarling
  • Baring teeth
  • Biting

The following tips can help you in preventing dog attacks:

  1. Never approach a dog that is without an owner.
  2. Never approach an unknown dog.
  3. Never approach an injured dog. Call a professional who can help it get the attention it needs.
  4. Do not approach a dog that is nursing, sleeping or eating.
  5. Do not run from or chase a dog.

Even if you follow all of these rules, dog aggression is complex, and dogs do not always display aggressive behaviors before attacking. In Arizona, if a dog injures a human, its owner may be responsible for its behavior, even if the owner is unaware that the dog has a vicious nature and providing the victim did not provoke the dog.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4.5 million people are victims of dog bites annually, and 885,000 of those require medical attention due to a dog bite-related injury. Children are at the highest risk of dog bites, and adult males are the second most likely to suffer a dog attack.

If you are a dog bite victim, it is essential that you research dog bite lawyers and find one that meets your needs as soon as possible. Keep in mind, while there is a two-year statute of limitations, injured victims lose many of the protections afforded to them if they fail to make a claim within the first year.

Phoenix dog attack attorneys may tell you that in some instances owners claim that the victim provoked the dog, thus avoiding penalties. That's why, even in what may seem like a straightforward case, the claimant should seek professional counsel.

Hire Experienced Phoenix Dog Attack Lawyers Today!

Breyer Law Offices, P.C.'s personal injury attorneys who specialize in dog bite law. We are attorneys who have successfully handled thousands of personal injury cases, and we can help you with honest, candid answers to all of your questions. Call a Phoenix injury lawyer at The Husband & Wife Law Team for a free consultation today in order to discuss your case.

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