9 Signs a Dog Bite is Imminent
Summer is here and we aren’t the only ones outdoors enjoying the warm weather. Our canine friends are also visiting parks, walking streets, and hanging outdoors with their owners. Even the most mild-mannered can be aggravated enough to bite.
The Humane Society advises keeping a safe distance between yourself and the dog and keep an eye out for these nine behaviors:
- Tensed body
- Stiff tail
- Furrowed brow
- Pulled back head and/or ears
- Focused stare
- Eyes rolling so the whites are visible
- Flicking tongue or licking lips
- Backing away
If you are in a situation where you believe a dog might bite, never turn your back and run away. The dog’s instinct will be to chase you. If you have suffered a dog bite, notify the dog’s owner and dog warden immediately and seek medical help.
Connecticut dog bite law is a strict liability statute; meaning unless you are trespassing or are taunting/teasing the dog, the dog’s owner is liable for your injury. Call the attorneys at our office to get immediate help handling your case.