Dogs, like humans, are very complex creatures. They shower us with unconditional love and feel like part of the family. But what happens when you encounter a dog you do not know, who seems agitated and angry?
To avoid a dangerous situation, it’s important to keep in mind the following top reasons that dogs attack in Philadelphia:
- They are protecting a possession like food, water, toys or puppies.
- They are protecting their owner’s property or their resting place.
- The dog has been provoked or agitated.
- The dog is “having a bad day” – even dogs have bad days. If they are grumpy and are in no mood for human contact, they could be more likely to lash out.
- The dog has been startled, or snuck up on.
- The dog is injured or sick.
- The dog desires to exert its dominance.
- Redirected aggression – this occurs when a well-intentioned individual attempts to break up a fight between two dogs or a dog and a person, then the dog redirects its aggression towards the new person.
Keep in mind this is not intended to be a comprehensive list, however, it helps to paint a picture of what may cause dogs to attack in Philadelphia. Dog attacks are traumatic and potentially life-changing. The expenses associated with a dog attack can add up quickly, so be sure to document all medical bills, treatment, and lost wages from being out of work.
If you have experienced a dog attack in Philadelphia, call the skilled legal team at Mednick, Mezyk & Kredo today at 888-807-WORK (9675) for a free case evaluation. We’ll help you understand your rights and choose the next right steps.