Over 50 percent of dog bites are inflicted on children 12 years of age and under. Education is the best prevention for dog bites, whether to a child or adult. Here are a few quick rules of thumb:


  • Never treat a dog unkindly (sounds obvious to adults, but
  • kids may think pulling a tail or ear is funny).
  • Don’t bother a dog when it’s busy eating, playing with a
  • toy, sleeping, or tending to puppies.
  • Never approach an unfamiliar dog in any environment.
  • If a loose dog approaches you, stand completely still, keep
  • your hands by your side, stay quiet, and look away from the
  • dog.
  • Parents, supervise your children when near a dog.

Talk To An Injury Lawyer After A Dog Bite

Dog bite losses exceed $1 billion each year. If you are bitten by a dog and need medical attention, be sure to contact a personal injury attorney to discuss your options.

Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.
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