Many people love their dogs so much that they are considered a member of the family. Oftentimes, they are called “man’s best friend.” Part of owning a dog is ensuring they are trained to stay friendly and not harm other people. However, this is not always the case, and dog attacks happen. When a dog does not receive proper behavioral training, it can be unpredictable and aggressive toward others. Dog bite injuries are usually severe, as they can damage flesh, tendons, nerves, and more. These can leave long-lasting impacts, possibly for the rest of someone’s life. When this happens, a person may wish to consider their legal options to hold the dog owner responsible. A seasoned dog bite lawyer from our firm can provide effective representation for victims of dog bites. Contact Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers, LLC today to discuss your case.
Few things are more jarring than being attacked by a dog. Unfortunately, dog attacks are far from rare here in Alabama, and if you’ve been attacked and injured due to no fault of your own, our seasoned Jefferson County personal injury lawyers are prepared to fight for you. Contact us online or give us a call today so you can tell us your story and we can get started working towards the compensation you deserve and need to heal.
In the state of Alabama, dog owners are responsible for the actions of their pets. This means that they can potentially be held liable for any accidents and injuries that their dog may cause, especially if the incident occurred while the victim was legally on the owner’s property or if the dog chased the victim from the owner’s property. That said, under Alabama law, the damages an injured person recovers may be limited if the owner didn’t know the dog had a propensity for violence, i.e. the dog has never attacked anyone before.
That being said, if the dog owner can prove that you provoked the attack in some way, such as by teasing the dog or trespassing on their property, you may be ineligible for financial compensation. For this reason, you need a seasoned attorney in your corner who can help you fight for the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled.
If you were injured by a dog, it is crucial to seek medical attention. This can ensure that the wound is taken care of and does not get infected. In addition, it ensures that the visit is documented and there are medical reports to show for it. This information can be useful if the victim wishes to build a case for a lawsuit.
If possible, it may be beneficial to gather information about the dog and its owner. This can include the owner’s name and address, the type of dog, if it has any history of aggression or previous attacks, and more. If there were any witnesses to the attack, it is important to collect their contact information so they can testify as to what they saw.
If the injured party is successful in holding a dog owner responsible for the attack, they may be able to recover significant compensation. This provides coverage for the physical, financial, and emotional burdens that occur due to the accident. This may consist of both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages can include medical expenses, lost wages, and more. Alternatively, non-economic damages can include emotional distress, pain and suffering, a loss of quality of life, and more.
Dog bite attacks are often traumatic and cause life-impacting injuries to a victim. The attorneys at our firm understand this and are determined to hold the owner accountable for your suffering. If you need an experienced attorney to fight for your best interests and recover rightful compensation, contact Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers, LLC today.
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