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Our accident attorney has 4 safety tips for approaching a dog
No one wants to be bitten by a dog. Even family pets can deliver a nasty bite if they’re provoked. The key is in knowing how not to provoke a strange dog. There are several easy steps you can take to avoid such provocation, which might result in the need to consult one of the many accident attorney Charleston SC.
- Pay attention to the owner instead of the dog. If you say hello to the owner, the dog in question will notice how the owner reacts to you. If the owner is pleasant and happy, that will put the dog at ease. If they owner is gruff or defensive, it’s probably best not to meet that particular dog right then.
- Ask permission to greet the dog. There might be a reason that it would be a bad idea to meet and greet the dog at that time. The owner knows, so it’s best to ask first.
- Sidle up to the dog rather than going straight at him or her. This is the same way that dogs and other animals greet each other in a nonthreatening way. Going straight at the dog is akin to an attack no matter your intent.
- Don’t use an open hand. The dog might misunderstand your benign petting attempt as an attack. Instead, put a loosely closed fit under the dog’s nose and let him sniff you.
Should there be a problem in meeting a new dog that results in a bite, it would be the best and fairest course of action to consult a personal injury lawyer whose focus is dog bites. Accident attorney strive to be well-acquainted with the applicable laws, which have different interpretations of fault in South Carolina.
Accident attorney Charleston SC also aim to be familiar with any applicable city ordinances. It’s never a good idea to guess at what you should do when it’s easy enough to get the advice of one of the many accident attorneys in our city. At Clekis Law Firm, we endeavor to provide the right advice and counsel in every situation. Give us a call if you’ve been bitten by a dog, schedule a free initial consultation with an accident attorney, and protect your rights.