According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), half of the children in the United States will be the victim of a dog bite before their twelfth birthday. Many times, kids are injured by dogs they know—those of relatives, neighbors, or friends. Some of the bites are minor and do not result in a trip to the doctor or emergency room. Others may be serious and can cause pain, scars, and emotional trauma.
In order to prevent as many dog bites as possible, parents should teach kids the right way to behave around dogs. Kids taught to respect dogs, give them space, and heed the following nine rules suggested are less likely to suffer a traumatic dog bite:
Dog bites can lead to severe physical injuries and scars—both emotional and physical. When kids are prepared with the safety guidelines listed above, they less likely to suffer a dog bite.
The lawyers at Russell & Lazarus are committed to promoting dog bite safety in and around Orange County. If a dog or some other animal has injured you or someone you love, contact an Orange County dog bite attorney at Russell & Lazarus for a free case review. The number is (949) 851-0222 and the call is free. Alternatively, you can also download a free copy of their book The Nuts and Bolts of Litigating a Personal Injury Claim for more information.