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5 tips to prevent Indiana dog bite injuries

Posted by Guy DiMartino | Sep 06, 2015 | 0 Comments

Did you know that last year almost 6,000 letter carriers were attacked by dogs.

Here are the five ways to avoid bite bites:

Number 1: Never leave a baby or a small child alone with a dog. Sometimes children just don't realize that they may startle or hurt a dog provoking a bite.

Number 2: Pay attention to the dog's body language, which provides clues that he is uncomfortable. The signs are a tensed body, stiff tail, ears are pulled back, showing their teeth or intense staring.

Number 3: If it looks like a dog is going to attack don't scream or run away. Stay still with your hands at your side. Once the dog loses attention, slowly back away – don't turn your back to the dog.

Number 4: If the dog attacks feed him another object if possible. This can be a jacket, purse, or if you have the ability to put an object, like a bike (not your little brother, between you and the dog do so. If you are pushed or fall to the ground, curl up in a ball and put your hands over your head and stay still.

Number 5: If you are bitten by a dog. Wash the wound with soap and water and get immediate medical attention.

If you would like to learn more specifics about Indiana dog bite claims – click here.

About the Author

Guy DiMartino

I have loved helping people in need for almost three decades.  It has been my privilege to serve people as their pastor, chiropractor, and lawyer.  The current focus of my legal practice and lifes passion is helping the seriously injured receive complete compensation for their injuries. I am a ...


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