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Dog Bite Lawyers in Michigan Discuss National Dog Bite Prevention Week
 

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The Michigan dog bite injury attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. representing victims attacked by a dog discuss National Dog Bite Prevention Week.

The Michigan dog bite injury attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. representing victims attacked by a dog discuss National Dog Bite Prevention Week.

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    Dog Bite Lawyers in Michigan Discuss National Dog Bite Prevention Week Dog Bite Lawyers in Michigan Discuss National Dog Bite Prevention Week Document Transcript

    • 00131074This week has been dedicated as National Dog Bite Prevention Week. National Dog BitePrevention Week (May 19th-May 25th) is an awareness campaign designated to help preventdog bite injuries and dog bite attacks and by encouraging dog owners to properly train theirpets, and educate children on how to approach a dog.Michigan dog bite lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. represent victims of dog bites andanimal attacks in cases throughout Michigan. The personal injury law firm is a largeadvocate of this week as they see the tragic dog bite injuries that result from these animalattacks every day, and understand the importance of educating the public, especiallychildren on dog bite safety.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated amount of68 million dogs were kept as pets in the United States with an estimated amount of 334,000persons treated annually for dog bites in emergency departments. In this same report bythe CDC, statistics showed that injuries from a dog attack occurred most commonly to thearm and hand (45.3%), leg/foot (25.8%), and head/neck (22.8%). However, in childrenaged less than four years, the majority of dog bite injuries occurred in the head and neckregion. Children in fact were reported to be the most common victims of a dog bite attack.As part of National Dog Bite Prevention Week, the personal injury law firm of Buckfire &Buckfire, P.C. has provided some dog attack prevention tips as a reminder of what to dowhen encountered by a vicious dog. These tips include: Do not approach an unfamiliar dog. Do not run from a dog or scream. Remain motionless when approached by an unfamiliar dog. If knocked over by a dog, roll into a ball and lie still. Do not play with a dog unless supervised by an adult. Immediately report stray dogs or dogs displaying unusual behavior. Avoid direct eye contact with a dog. Do not disturb a dog that is sleeping, eating, or caring for puppies. If bitten, immediately report the bite, and seek medical attention if necessary.About: Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. is a family-owned personal injury law representing dog bite injuryvictims attacked by a dog in Michigan. There are specific Michigan dog bite laws thatapply to these cases and owners and keepers of dogs in Michigan are strictly liable for avictims injuries in an attack.To learn more about the dog bite injury attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. call toll-free at(800) 606-1717 or visit the law firm website at http://www.BuckfireLaw.com