You may be curious what you should do in the event of a dog attack—should you fight back, or play dead? However, perhaps a more important subject is how to prevent a dog attack in the first place. Oftentimes, dog bites can be avoided if you know what to do when you see a dangerous or aggressive animal. Many dog attacks can be avoided if citizens take proper action when they see an aggressive dog.
What should you do if you are approached by a dog which is showing signs of aggression?
What shouldn’t you do when you see an aggressive and potentially dangerous dog?
In California, a dog owner can be liable for a dog attack even if his or her pet does not have a history of aggressive behavior. However, it may be helpful to your case if the dog has a history of brushes with the law and reported incidents.
If you have been injured by a dog in Southern California, you may wish to speak with a Newport Beach personal injury attorney. We can help you determine who was at fault for your dog bite injury and whether you are owed compensation. To learn more about your case, call Russell & Lazarus at (949) 851-0222.