Charleston SC Dog Bite Attorney
Everyone loves their dogs. But even good dogs can bite. Across the U.S., it is estimated that dogs bite people around four and a half million times annually. South Carolina gets its share of bites and requires firm responsibility for the consequences. Due to the serious side effects of a dog bite—such as damage to nerves, festering, scars, and mental problems, like fear—the owners of all breeds and personalities of dogs must control them at all times to keep accidental bites from happening.
If you or someone you know has been bitten, get treatment immediately. Also contact officials to report the bite incident. Then contact us. David Aylor, Attorney at Law, is an experienced dog bite attorney and can help you figure out if you can make a property insurance claim and get compensated for injuries, costs, pain and suffering, and long-term damage. You can contact our office at 843-577-5530 today.
What to Tell Kids about Dog Safety
- Don’t walk up to dogs you don’t know.
- Stay still if a new dog comes up to you.
- Don’t run away from dogs or start yelling. This makes the dogs more nervous and nervous dogs might bite.
- If you get knocked down, curl up on the ground and don’t move.
- Don’t stare into a dog’s eyes.
- Always ask to play with a new dog and don’t ever play with a new dog unless there is a parent around.
- Tell a parent if you see a dog behaving oddly or doing something that looks mean, and tell someone right away if you see a dog bite or scratch an adult.
- Don’t bother a dog that’s sleeping or eating, and don’t touch a mother dog that’s nursing.
- Try not to surprise a dog. If you want to pet it, make sure it sees and sniffs you before touching.
How to Avoid Bites when Bringing a New Pet into the Home
- When it comes to new dogs in a home, take some advance precautionary steps:
- Ask veterinarians what breeds would be ideal for your family situation. Avoid dogs that are deemed aggressive, especially if you have kids.
- Stay aware of indications of nervousness in either the kids or the dog, as these can be warning signs of unexpected aggression.
- Hang out with dogs you might be thinking about buying or adopting. Introduce the dog to kids cautiously, and always supervise dogs with babies and small children.
~ Content from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention