When Man’s Best Friend Attacks
Each year, about 5 million people in the U.S. suffer injuries from dog bites. Around half the victims are children, and usually the owner of the dog is a close friend or family member. If you or a loved one has suffered a dog bite injury, the law says the dog’s owners are to be held responsible for their dog’s actions. Often the dog owner’s insurance policy can pay for all damages. Apart from the physical injury that can result from the dog bite, victims often undergo intense distress in dealing with dogs later in life. The attorneys at Parkman White, LLP have decades of litigation experience, and we can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Dog bite injuries can cause serious injury or even death, and treatment of the injuries can result in expensive medical bills. However, because the owner of the dog tends to be a friend or family member, victims of dog bites are often hesitant to seek compensation for their injuries. Usually, the dog owner’s insurance policy will cover this sort of injury, and no money would have to come directly out of the dog owner’s pockets. This means there is no reason for you to take on the financial burden relating to a dog bite that is legally the responsibility of the dog’s owner.
Alabama has a strict liability rule when it comes to dog bites. This means if the attack occurs on the dog owner’s property or while the dog is chasing the victim away from the owner’s property, the owner is automatically held responsible for any injuries that occur as a result.
The dog bite attorneys at Parkman White, LLP can assess your case and advise you of your legal rights and available options, providing the individualized attention you deserve. Our Dothan legal team knows how to deal with insurers, and we can take your case to trial. Whether you live in Headland, Columbia, Cottonwood, Ozark, or Eufaula, we can make sure you aren’t forced to pay for the negligence of another. Time is an important factor, so email us or call our Alabama dog bite attorneys today at 334-792-1900 for a consultation.