Being attacked by a dog is an extremely dangerous and traumatic experience. The gnashing of the teeth and tearing of the flesh often leaves the victim mental and physically scarred for life. It is a sad fact that dog bites in Wisconsin are actually more common than one might think. In fact, there are over 800,000 dog bites every year in the United States that require the victim to seek medical attention.

Due to there being so many dog bites every year in the United States, it is important to understand what to do during an attack. Although it may be difficult to remain uninjured during an attack, it is possible to lower the damage done. Some of things a victim can do during a dog attack include:

  • Get ready. Once you realize that the dog is going to attack, it is important to prepare for it. Stand facing the dog with legs slightly bent, with one leg forward slightly. If time allows for this, take a cloth or shirt and wrap it around your dominant arm.
  • Taking on the dog. When in the proper stance, give the dog the wrapped arm. Once the dog bites the arm, you should use all of your body weight to push onto the dog. This will either knock the wind out of the dog or break its neck.
  • Get away. Once the dog is stunned or wounded, flee from danger as quickly as possible. If in a populated area, find someone to help fend off further attack or to help with wounds that may have been inflicted.

If you have become the victim of a dog bite, you may be entitled to compensation. To get the compensation you deserve, contact a Wisconsin dog bite lawyer at Hupy and Abraham Call 800-800-5678 today for a free case evaluation.

Jason F. Abraham
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Helping car accident and personal injury victims throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa since 1993.