A young boy waiting at the bus stop in southwest Atlanta had a miraculous escape after a dog bite attack by a pair of Rottweilers.The boy, who was about eight or nine years old was standing at the bus stop waiting for his bus, when the two dogs turned up and the dog bite attack occurred.Another child was also waiting at the bus stop, but managed to escape.Fortunately for the boy, a neighbor was able to scare the dogs away. As an Atlanta injury attorney, I have often found that dog bite attacks often result in extremely serious personal injuries.
Both of the dogs belonged to separate dog owners.Both the dog owners have been cited by the Fulton County Animal Control and the dogs have been removed from the neighborhood.
Children are the biggest victims of dog bites in Atlanta.According to the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, approximately 4.5 million Americans suffer dog bites every year.Of these, one in five bites result in injuries that are serious enough to require medical attention.Among child victims of dog bites, the rate of injuries is highest in children in the age group of 5 to 9.Besides, children are much more likely to require medical attention after a dog bite.
Dog owners must take special care to socialize the dogs, in order to prevent attacks involving animals.Dogs must be properly trained, and specifically taught submissive behaviors.If you find it hard to train your canine, get professional help.Parents and caregivers must never leave young children or infants alone with dogs, even pet animals.Children, who are old enough to follow instructions must be taught responsible and safe behavior around dogs. Children must be taught not to tease the animal, pull its tail or kiss it on the face.Children must also be taught never to disturb a dog that is sleeping, feeding or looking after its puppies.
The Atlanta dog bite lawyers at the Katz Law Firm represent injured victims of dog bites in the metro Atlanta region and across Georgia.