Virginia dog bite injury lawyer Landau examines how to avoid getting mauled by a pit bull or a pack of dangerous dogs

One of the most terrifying experiences is  being chased by a pit bull, or several pit bulls.  These vicious dogs are often trained to attack and cause permanent disabling injury.  As a child, dog bite injury lawyer Doug Landau was warned by his neighbors that their pit bulls were bred by the Romans to fight lions in the coliseum, and that their strong jaws and teeth could rip into the jugular veins of their enemies.   As an adult, the Chantilly canine attack lawyer saw firsthand how devastating dog bite injuries can be to his clients and friends.  The staff at ABRAMS LANDAU has seen how the emotional scarring can last long after the physical wounds have healed.  How does one safely avoid the deep, penetrating wounds that often result from a put bull and other large dog attacks ?

According to Daniel Estep of the The National Animal Control Association‘s training academy,

  • “If the dog is 50 yards away and starts after you, if you can escape somewhere – inside a building. or on top of your car, or jump a fence – then that’s probably the best thing to do.  If the dog iis closer than that, then that’s not a good idea.  In a footrace, you’re going to lose.  The January Esquire Magazine piece continues,
  • If the attack is imminent, try to shove something in its mouth, hopefully not a body part.
  • If you’ve got a briefcase or clipboard or even a coat, shove that at the dog.  Most of the time, dogs are going to bite the first thing they get their teeth around.  And then you can try to walk your way out of the situation.
  • If that’s not possible, feed him your nondominant arm.  Arm, not hand.  And let him grab onto that and try to get yourself out of the situation.  The last thing you want to have happen is to be taken off your feet, because then it’s much more difficult to protect yourself from serious injuries.
  • If you get brought down, the best advice is to curl up into a ball and try to protect your belly and chest area.  Cover your neck with your hands and loop your arm around so that it covers your face.  When people roll up into this position and don’t move, oftentimes the dogs lose interest.”

If you or someone you know has been injured in pit bull or other dog or animal attack, please e-mail us at ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd., or call 703-796-9555 today.

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