When it comes to dog bite attacks, children are often the most likely population group to become victimized. Dogs attack children for many reasons. When these attacks occur, the injuries may be substantial. Children may face lengthy hospital stays, an ongoing need for rehabilitation, and emotional and mental scars that require counseling as a result of the attack. In order to reduce the likelihood of your child becoming a dog bite victim, it is important to teach him or her about the factors that are common to most dog bite attacks.
5 Factors Common to Dog Bite Attacks on Kids
While there may be unique facts and circumstances surrounding every dog bite attack, there are also certain factors that tend to exist in many cases. What are some of the factors that are frequently present when a dog attacks and bites a child? The following is an overview:
- There is more than one dog present in the area.
- The dog is tethered by a chain or a rope. Tethered dogs are often more aggressiveand more likely to feel threatened.
- The dog is present in the backyard of the child’s neighbor.
- The dog is mid-sized or larger.
- No adult is supervising the dog.
If your child is attacked and bitten by a dog, it is very important to take quick action in order to protect your child’s legal rights. We can help provide the guidance that you need. We encourage you to contact us today for more information at 470-819-2273.