Dog Bite Attorneys

Dog Bite

HUNTSVILLE AL DOG BITE LAWYERS

Have you or a loved one been bitten by a dog in Alabama? If you’ve been been bitten or attacked by a dog, you should consult with a dog bite lawyer to determine if you are entitled to compensation to cover your medical bills and damages. Speak with experienced Huntsville dog bite accident attorney today. We offer no obligation, FREE CONSULTATIONS to all dog bite victims and their families. We are available 24/7, and can visit you at your home, hospital room or one of our offices. Call 256-534-3435. We can help.

Dog Bite Injuries

Dog bites can result in serious bodily injuries and infections such as rabies. In addition, they can inflict severe, permanent physical and emotional harm on their victims, including:

  • Abrasions
  • Lacerations
  • Punctures
  • Loss and avulsion
  • Injuries
  • Bones
  • Amputations
  • Sprain/strain injuries
  • Rabies, cellulitis, C carnivorous infections
  • Serious injury
  • Mauling
  • Facial scarring
  • Wrongful death

Damages in Dog Bite Cases

If you or a loved one has been injured by a dog attack, you may be entitled to:

  • Payment for past and future medical treatment expenses, including mental health treatment
  • Loss of past and future income and earning capacity
  • Emotional distress
  • Past and future pain and suffering
  • Other expenses caused by the dog bite or dog attack
  • Permanent scarring

Steps to Take After a Dog Bite

If you have been bitten by a dog or other animal, here are some additional steps that will help:

  • Seek medical attention as soon as possible
  • Obtain names and contact information of the owner and any witnesses
  • Make a police report and request a copy
  • If possible, take photographs–of the dog, location, and your injuries
  • Do not sign any papers or accept any insurance settlement without first contacting a lawyer

Alabama Law

CHAPTER 6. LIABILITY OF OWNERS OF DOGS BITING OR INJURING PERSONS
Code of Ala. § 3-6-1 (2003)
§ 3-6-1. Generally

If any dog shall, without provocation, bite or injure any person who is at the time at a place where he or she has a legal right to be, the owner of such dog shall be liable in damages to the person so bitten or injured, but such liability shall arise only when the person so bitten or injured is upon property owned or controlled by the owner of such dog at the time such bite or injury occurs or when such person has been immediately prior to such time on such property and has been pursued therefrom by such dog.

Free Consultation

If you or a family member suffered injuries in a dog bite attack, you should contact our Huntsville, Alabama dog bite lawyers immediately. Call us now at 256-534-3435 to speak with one of our experienced Alabama dog bite attorneys about your case.