Have You Been Bitten by Someone Else’s Dog?
We all love our pets and just assume that they are as cute and cuddly towards others as they are with us. Unfortunately, it is not always the case, especially when dogs are on guard duty or when they get spooked. Certain breeds seem to be inherently vicious, like Chows, German Shepherds, Pit Bulls and Rottweilers. And these breeds are often seen living in residential neighborhoods. Smaller breeds can also be fierce and aggressive too.
All too often, dogs escape their yards and people get bitten. The Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) estimates that 4.5 million people get bitten every year. Nearly 20% of those attacked by dogs in the U.S. seek medical attention. To mitigate the risks, cities across the country have enacted laws requiring dogs be kept on leashes and have even banned certain breeds altogether.
Most At-Risk of Dog Bite Injuries
Children are most at risk for severe injuries if attacked by a dog, and are sometimes even killed. Young children are often targeted because they’re just too small to defend themselves, although adults are the victims of frightening dog attacks as well. Dogs can cause very serious injuries that leave the victim with severe scars, physically disfigured or even dead.
Anyone viciously attacked by a dog will undoubtedly be emotionally traumatized along with suffering serious physical injuries. The expense of psychotherapy plus current and future medical bills, which may include physical therapy, can be overwhelming. When you add in lost wages, victims of dog bites can easily face serious financial difficulties.
A Highly Skilled Huntsville Dog Bite Injury Lawyer Can Help
An experienced Huntsville dog bite injury lawyer knows the personal injury laws specific to these types of attacks. The lawyers at Charles Pitman Attorneys at Law understand how local dog bite statutes apply to victims of dog attacks. If you or a family member has been bitten or attacked by a dog or some other animal, we are here to help.
Dog owners will usually try to avoid liability for the injuries inflicted by their dog. They may start out denying that they own the dog or by lying and saying that the victim provoked the attack. Once their dog has bitten someone, owners commonly start gathering “evidence” in an effort to get off the hook. They do all they can to avoid responsibility and to get out of paying the victim the compensation they are legally entitled to. Charles Pitman Attorneys at Law has the experience to successfully represent you to ensure that you get the financial compensation you deserve.
Contact an Alabama Dog Bite Lawyer Today
Our Huntsville dog bite injury lawyers will evaluate your case, determine who the dog belongs to and help you file your personal injury claim. This is the first step in getting you the compensation you need to recover from your injuries. Very often, the dog owner is insured by a homeowner’s policy that would pay out on these types of claims. But, with an experienced personal injury attorney, all options would be explored to get you the maximum amount for your injuries.
Please contact Charles Pitman Attorneys at Law if you need a highly qualified Huntsville dog bite injury attorney. We offer a FREE consultation to evaluate your case and advise you of your options. Fill out the case evaluation form here and submit it online, or call (256) 533-5000.