How can dog bite attacks on children be prevented?

There are several safety tips you can teach your children in an effort to prevent dog bite attacks. However, if your child has already been attacked, you should speak to an Austin injury lawyer as soon as possible. A lawyer who has handled many child injury law cases can discuss with you collectible damages and explain your legal options.

Tips to Prevent Dog Attacks on Children

When you meet with an animal bite lawyer, he or she can explain issues of negligence and provide you with tips for preventing future dog bite attacks. For instance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend your child to do the following: 
  • avoid approaching an unfamiliar dog;
  • avoid running and screaming if a dog approaches;
  • remain motionless like a tree if a dog approaches;
  • roll into a ball and be still like a log if knocked down by a dog;
  • don't play with a dog unless there's adult supervision;
  • don't look directly into a dog's eyes;
  • don't disturb a dog that's sleeping, eating or tending to puppies; and
  • don't pet a dog without the owner's permission and without first allowing the dog to sniff you. 
Because child injury law can be very complex, it's best to consult with an Austin injury lawyer after your child has been attacked by a dog. With the assistance of an animal bite lawyer, you may able to recover damages for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and emotional anguish. To help your attorney prepare a strong case, take pictures of your child's injuries and don't destroy any evidence, such as damaged or bloody clothing.

Contacting an Austin Injury Attorney

Before you take the important step of hiring an attorney, educate yourself about what you can expect from a Texas injury case. Order this free guide for Texas accident victims and learn: 
  • What to ask a lawyer before hiring him or her to take your case.
  • The most common reasons a Texas personal injury claim can fail.
  • What you can do to protect your injury claim. 
Not every accident case requires the help of an attorney and we can help you to determine whether yours is one of those cases! If you are ready to get started with your case, we urge you to contact us today for a FREE case evaluation - 1-512-472-7799.