Most people see dogs as friendly companions. While this is definitely the case for some, it is not an absolute truth. 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs every year, with the most frequent sufferers being young children. Dogs will defend themselves for a variety of reasons, like perceiving a threat or being in an unfamiliar situation.
Van Sant Law has created a succinct infographic showcasing the many reasons why a dog may bite, as well as what you can do to prevent it.
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Infographic courtesy of Van Sant Law, an Atlanta personal injury law firm