WHY DO DOGS BITE?
Authorities estimate there are more than 1,000 dog bites per day across the U.S.
People seek medical care related to dog attacks every year.
A common misconception about dog bites is that an animal needs a reason to attack. A dog may attack for no reason at all.
However, certain situations can trigger a dog to bite or attack.
WHY DO DOGS BITE?
Certain canine illnesses, particularly those that attack the nervous system, can make a dog more likely to attack a human.
If a dog is suddenly startled, such as if you approach them from behind, they may bite out of instinct.
When a dog senses that a person is invading their space or getting too close to their owner, they may attempt to protect their owner or property.
What starts as playing in a dog’s mind can quickly escalate, especially if a person pushes the dog away, raises their voice, or makes sudden movements.
Dangerous Dog breeds
The two most dangerous dog breeds are:
These two breeds are responsible for three-quarters of dog attack deaths.
TIPS FOR PREVENTING DOG BITES
There are some things you should never do, especially around an unknown dog, which include:
run away from a dog that is chasing you
yell or make sudden movements
approach a dog with puppies
touch a dog that is sleeping
pet dogs you do not know
Use parts of your body to break up a dog fight
In Illinois, a dog’s owner is liable for any injuries caused by their dog.
You don’t need to prove that the owner knew their dog was dangerous or that the dog had attacked someone in the past to win a dog bite case.
When you call Briskman Briskman & Greenberg for a free consultation, you will speak directly to an experienced personal injury attorney.
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