Residents in Connecticut may face dog attacks for many different reasons. Even dogs that you are familiar with could attack you seemingly without warning. In fact, a high number of dog attacks actually involve dogs that aren't strangers to the victim, whether that dog belongs to a friend or even family. In some cases, aggression can contribute to the likelihood of these attacks.
The ASPCA has done multiple studies and reviews regarding aggressive behavior in dogs. It's considered one of the biggest risk factors when it comes to internal factors that can prompt a dog bite attack. They state that aggression can mean many different things depending on the circumstances. In some cases, the dog may feel threatened. In others, they may be exhibiting aggressive behavior in an attempt to assert dominance or scare away intruders.
Aggression may be aborted at any point during the stages of threatening and intimidating a victim. This can happen for a number of reasons, including the dog's anxieties being eased or the threat they feared being removed.
There are also signs leading up to an attack which may potentially be spotted before the attack can progress. Signs can include stillness and silence, lunging, showing teeth, snarling, biting, or growling. If a dog displays any of these, it's possible that an attack might follow.
However, not all dog bite attacks can be predicted based on behavior or signs. It's possible for an attack to seemingly come out of nowhere. If you have suffered from a dog bite attack, contacting an attorney to discuss your options for seeking financial compensation may be an option to consider.