September 4, 2013
Each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that roughly 4.7 million citizens are the victims of dog bites. The Indiana Dog Bite Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin point out that a large portion of the victims of attacks by canines are small children.
Most recently, a one and a half-year-old toddler was left facing such injuries after being bitten by a dog. Reports indicate that the incident occurred at around 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 8, in Kosciusko County, Indiana.
According to an article from the Indiana News Center, the child was petting a dog when he accidentally stepped on the animal’s paw. When this occurred, the dog turned around and bit the child on the face and forehead. The victim was airlifted to a local hospital, where doctors immediately began treating the child’s injuries.
The incident leaves many parents and guardians wondering what they can do to help protect their children from the dangers of being bitten by dogs. Experts tend to agree that teaching children to never approach or attempt to pet a strange dog is one of the best ways to prevent an accidental bite.
The law firm’s team of Indiana Personal Injury Lawyers would also encourage parents to teach children to never run or scream around a dog, as both behaviors could be seen by an animal as aggressive.
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The financial burden that often comes with a serious injury can be too much for many people to bear. Unexpected medical debt, damaged personal property, and the sudden loss of income can impact the budgets of most families. The good news is that a successful injury claim could help reduce that financial strain after a serious accident. Get in touch with a Terre Haute personal injury lawyer with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin to learn more.
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