Attorney Paul Greenberg of Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Highlights Seasonal Surge in Dog Bite Incidents

Attorney Paul Greenberg of Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Highlights Seasonal Surge in Dog Bite Incidents

Jul 9, 2024

Chicago, Illinois – With summer heating up, Managing Member of Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, and Chicago dog bite lawyer, Paul Greenberg, cautions Illinois residents to be extra vigilant as dog bite incidents are reported to increase significantly in July, according to a study published in the National Library of Medicine.

The research indicates a seasonal spike in dog bite occurrences, with July being the peak month for such incidents. In light of these findings, Greenberg, a renowned dog bite attorney in Illinois, emphasizes the need for heightened awareness and preventative measures to ensure the safety of both individuals and pets.

“During the summer months, both people and dogs are more likely to be outdoors and interacting with each other, which unfortunately raises the risk of dog bites,” Greenberg stated. “Being proactive and educated about dog bite prevention is crucial for avoiding these painful and potentially dangerous encounters.”

For individuals, Greenberg recommends several strategies to reduce the risk of dog bites:

Always ask for the owner’s permission before approaching or petting a dog.

Avoid running past a dog, as the animal’s natural instinct is to chase.

Young children, especially toddlers, should not play near an off-leash dog in a public space.

If approached by an unfamiliar dog, remain motionless, avoid eye contact, and back away slowly once the dog loses interest.

Never leave young children unsupervised with a dog, regardless of the animal’s past behavior.

Dog owners ultimately bear responsibility for minimizing the risk of their pets causing harm. Greenberg offers guidance to help prevent dogs from biting:

Ensure your dog is socialized from an early age to feel at ease around people and other animals.

Spaying or neutering your pet can reduce aggressive tendencies.

Invest in proper training to teach your dog basic commands and to behave well around strangers and other dogs.

Keep your dog on a leash in public spaces, and make sure your pet has a secure environment at home where it cannot escape.

Greenberg adds, “Pet owners have a legal obligation to maintain control of their animals and prevent them from inflicting harm. In the unfortunate instance of a dog bite, it’s important for victims to know their rights and seek legal guidance.”

As the weather invites more outdoor activities, Briskman Briskman & Greenberg urges the community to practice these safety measures. The personal injury law firm, remains a steadfast resource for those affected by dog bites, providing legal support to ensure that victims receive the justice and compensation they deserve.

When someone is injured from a dog bite, they can call Briskman Briskman & Greenberg and speak directly to an attorney, free of charge. Plus, there is no fee unless a client gets compensation.

With careful attention to prevention and responsible pet ownership, the hope is to see a decline in these preventable incidents during this peak month and throughout the year.

The attorneys at Briskman Briskman & Greenberg have successfully represented individuals and families who have been injured or lost loved ones as the result of someone’s carelessness or a workplace accident. We have achieved success in thousands of cases, recovering millions of dollars in damages for our clients in a wide variety of cases, including personal injury, car accidents, wrongful death, medical malpractice, pharmacy errors, dog bite injuries, and work injuries.

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