Although known as “man’s best friend,” many residential neighborhoods are inhabited with vicious dog breeds such as Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, Chows, and German Shepherds. Dog bites and animal attacks happen all too often. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, dogs bite approximately 4.5 million people annually. Almost one in five of those who are bitten require medical attention for dog bite-related injuries. As a result, numerous U.S. cities and municipalities have instituted leash laws and ordinances, calling for the ban of certain dog breeds.
While a dog or animal attack can happen to anyone, children are highly susceptible to serious injuries, or even death. Since children are commonly too young to physically defend themselves, they become an easy target for a dangerous and vicious animal. Regardless if the victim is a child or an adult, a dog bite, or any animal attack, can be extremely frightening. Severe physical injury can be inflicted, resulting in disfigurement, scarring, and possibly, even death. A person who has been attacked by a dog will likely face psychological trauma from the accident and injuries sustained, as well as medical bills, the possibility of future medical treatment or physical therapy, and may face financial hardships, if he or she is unable to work while injured.
Dog Bite Injuries – Why a Lawyer?
There are specific personal injury laws in relation to dog bites and animal attacks. At Charles G. Pitman Attorneys at Law, LLC we are very familiar with dog bite statutes and how these apply to dog attack victims. If you, or someone you know, has been bitten by a dog or attacked by an animal, we can help.
In many instances, those responsible for the dogs try to defend themselves from any liability. Common tactics include denying ownership of the animal or falsely claiming that the animal was provoked into the attack. After a dog bite, it is possible the owners will quickly begin “building evidence” to deny the victims right to justice and compensation. The injury attorneys at Charles G. Pitman Attorneys at Law, LLC have the experience that is essential to insure you are treated fairly, and receive compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Charles G. Pitman Attorneys at Law, LLC can help you file a personal injury claim against the dog owner, in order to recover financial compensation for your injuries. In many cases, these claims are paid by the dog owner’s homeowner’s insurance policy. However, a skilled injury lawyer can explore all options for recovery in order to maximize the amount of compensation you are able to receive.
Contact an experienced dog bite injury attorney at Charles G. Pitman Injury Lawyers, LLC to see if you have a case. Contact Charles Pitman Attorneys at Law today for a free consultation, by calling us toll-free at 256-533-5000, or by completing the form on this page.