Owning a dog is a wonderful experience that brings joy to thousands of people and families throughout the world. Unfortunately, some dog owners neglect the many responsibilities that come with dog ownership. When this happens, the risk of a dog bite attack increases dramatically. Owners can held be liable if an attack occurs and someone is injured as a result.
Ten Ways a Dog Owner Increases the Likelihood of a Dog Bite Attack
What actions or inactions of a dog owner can contribute to the chance of a dog bite attack? The following is an overview:
- Allowing a dog to continuously bark
- Allowing a dog to act threatening towards others
- Playing aggressive games with the dog, such as tug-of-war
- Leaving the dog tied up outdoors for long periods of time
- Depriving the dog of socialization with other people and animals for long periods of time
- Allowing others to tease the dog
- Keeping the dog near doors or windows if the dog is bothered by people being outside
- Having a fence that is not high enough to effectively keep the dog in the yard
- Neglecting the fence by not checking for holes or gaps that the dog could escape through
- Failing to lock the gate before putting the dog in the yard
If you or a loved one has been injured by a dog bite attack, the dog owner may be liable for your losses. This may include lost income, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. It is important to act quickly, however. We encourage you to contact us today for a free consultation at 888-973-2540.