Last Updated: 10/5/2023

There can be a number of reasons that a dog will turn on you but there are 3 most common reasons for a dog bite attack. If you or someone you know has suffered a severe dog bite attack, you should contact an Iowa, dog bite attorney to pursue the full compensation you deserve.

3 Common Reasons for Dog Bite Attack

Dogs bite for three key reasons: 
  • Dominance - a dog is commonly known to attack small children to show a sense of dominance. The dog may attack a young child because it's an easy target.
  • Defense - a dog is territorial and will attack to defend its territory. A dog may bite to guard itself, its owner, or its owner's property.
  • Security - regarding defense, a dog will strike if it is threatened or feels distrusted by a person. 


Tips to Avoid a Dog Bite Attack

To avoid the occurrence of a dog bite attack, there are several tips you may find useful: 


  • distance yourself from an unfamiliar dog;
  • don't run from an aggressive dog;
  • remain calm and still when interacting with an unfamiliar dog;
  • don't disturb a dog while he is preoccupied; and
  • don't approach a dog from behind. 

A dog bite attack can be a serious physical, financial, and emotional challenge. Get legal help from your Iowa, dog bite attorney to see if you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim to pursue the compensation you deserve.

Contacting an Iowa, Dog Bite Attorney

The Iowa injury attorney team at Walker, Billingsley & Bair works hard to level the field between injured Iowans and insurance companies. Contact your Iowa dog bite attorney to pursue a fair settlement for your child's injuries and damages - 641-792-3595.

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