court2Few things are more frightening than being attacked by a dog or other animal. Such an attack can leave the victim severely injured and traumatized. If the victim is a child, the injuries can be fatal. Many states have statues which hold the owner of the dog strictly liable for the dog’s behavior if the attack is unprovoked that is, the victim did nothing to threaten the dog or cause it to attack in self-defense. It makes no difference where the attack took place or if the attack is the first for the animal. In some states, however, the dog gets “one free bite”, meaning the owner is not presumed to know the dog is dangerous until one attack has occurred. As an owner, there are steps you can take to minimize the possibility of your dog attacking someone.


Spay or neuter your dog.

Do not teach your dog to play roughly. Be sure your dog has up-to-date vaccinations. Take your dog to obedienceDog Bites and Animal Attack call for Free Consultations and 24 Hours Service, Call a San Diego Personal Injury Attorney, Michael Feldman classes so it becomes accustomed to obeying voice commands. Never leave babies or small children with a dog unless an adult is present.

Keep your dog in a fenced-in yard: do not allow it to roam.


  • Leave strange dogs alone.
  • Never approach any dog while it is eating, sleeping, or caring for its puppies.
  • Never try to pet a dog until you have let it see you and smell you.
  • Never leave children alone with any dog.
  • Never be aggressive with a dog, stare it in the eye, or run from it.
  • If a dog does attack, stay still.
  • If a dog knocks you down, roll into a ball to protect yourself.
  • If you are attacked, seek help quickly.
  • Try to find out who the owner is, but seek medical help first.

If you or a loved one has been attacked, call the Law Office of Michael Feldman toll free at 1-877-978-4878 or submit an online questionnaire. The initial consultation is always FREE. If we agree to handle your case, there is no legal fee unless we are successful in getting you money. A lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a Statue of Limitations so please call or contact us right away so that you do not lose you rights to money and other benefits.

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