Carlin Phillips of Phillips & Garcia of Dartmouth Massachusetts explains the Massachusetts Dog Bite Laws a little more this time when he answers the first bite question. THERE IS NO FIRST BITE EXCEPTION IN MASSACHUSETTS.
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Recent reports have revealed that 5 Billion people are bitten by dogs every year.
Even worse, most bog bites occur on the owners property and involve children ages 5-9. As a father of a young child, this is extremely frightening.
So we’ve got a few simple basic safety tips to help reduce these dramatic statistics.
1. Never leave children unattended when a dog is nearby or even fenced in.
2. Don’t approach an unfamiliar dog or a dog that is sleeping, eating, or caring for pups.
3. Avoid direct eye contact.
4. If a dog does approach you stand still like a tree. Running and screaming will only make it worse.
5. If knocked over, roll into a ball and remain still.
6. Finally, never pet a dog without allowing it to see and sniff your palm-up, open hand.
By following these simple tips you and your little ones can easily avoid dog bite injuries.
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