Although known as “man’s best friend,” many residential neighborhoods are inhabited with vicious dog breeds. A dog bite or 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 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 occur, resulting in disfigurement, scarring, and lastly, 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 Pitman Attorneys at Law, we are very familiar with dog bite statutes and how these apply to dog attack victims. If 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 provocation of the animal 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. Charles Pitman Attorneys at Law earned the experience essential to insure fair treatment; and receive compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Charles Pitman Attorneys at Law can help you file a personal injury claim against the dog owner; specifically to recover financial compensation for your injuries. In many cases, the dog owner’s homeowner’s insurance policy pays these claims. However, a skilled dog bite lawyer can explore all options to maximize the amount of compensation you can receive.
Contact an experienced dog bite lawyer at Charles Pitman Injury Lawyers to see if you have a case. Contact Charles Pitman Attorneys at Law today for a free consultation. Call us toll-free at 256-533-5000, or by complete the form on this page.