In 1994, roughly 4.7 million persons in the United States were bitten by dogs.
Of these, roughly 800,000 persons sought medical care for the bite. Over half (420,000)
of those getting medical care were children. Children are often bitten on the
face, and any bite can cause severe injury or infection. Children's small size
may cause a dog to act in a dominant way toward a child. Many children's lack of
judgment and ignorance about how to behave around a dog and their inability to
fend off an attack can add to the risk. It is very important that parents
closely supervise children when around dogs. You can reduce the chances of
children in your care being bitten or injured by a dog if you teach them some
basic safety tips:
View and download the publication, "A Community Approach to Dog Bite Prevention," which is intended to help local and state leaders develop comprehensive dog bite prevention programs that can effectively reduce dog bite injuries in their communities.
If you or a loved one is a victim of a dog bite, call The Law Offices of Ronald S. Weiss now at 1-(888)-737-8001 or CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A SIMPLE CASE FORM.
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