Have you or someone you know recently become a victim of an Arizona dog bite? It is estimated that there are approximately 800,000 dog bites per year in the United States. That equates to one every 40 seconds.

Unfortunately, Phoenix dog bites can result in a serious injury. A victim of a dog bite can sustain cuts, lacerations, broken bones, punctures or crushing wounds, to name a few. Keep in mind that the central target area of a dog bite is the face.

However, there are some steps you can follow to avoid being bitten by a canine. First, understand a “dangerous” situation such as invading a dog’s territory, a jealous dog and a situation that might be construed as a threat to the dog or the dog’s family.

If you find yourself in a threatening situation, avoid approaching or bending over a dog, especially if the dog is lying quietly. If the dog is lying still, avoid waking or teasing the dog. Taking these steps can help you avoid an unfortunate encounter with the animal.

Also, some general rules to follow include never holding your face close to a dog, approaching a dog you do not know, teasing or startling a dog and leaving a small child unsupervised with a canine.

If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a dog bite, contact us at (480) 999-0646 for a free case evaluation.