When Man’s Best Friend Attacks
Every year, around 5 million people in the U.S. suffer dog bite injuries. About half the victims are children, and usually the dog’s owner is a close friend or family member. If you or a loved one has suffered a dog bit injury, the law says the dog’s owners are responsible for their dog’s actions. Often the owner’s homeowners insurance will pay for the damages. In addition to the physical harm from the dog bite, victims often endure intense distress when in the presence of dogs later in life. The attorneys at Parkman White, LLP have years of litigation experience, and can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Dog bite injuries can result in death or serious bodily harm, and treatment of the injuries can incur expensive medical bills. However, since the owner of the dog tends to be a family member or friend, victims of dog bites are too often reluctant to seek compensation for their injuries. More often than not, the dog owner’s insurance policy will cover this sort of injury, and no money has to come directly out of the dog owner’s pockets. Thus, there is no reason for you to bear the financial burden relating to a dog bite that is lawfully the responsibility of the dog’s owner.
Alabama has a strict liability policy when it comes to dog bites. This means that is the attack occurred on the dog owner’s property or while the dog was chasing the victim away from the property, the owner is automatically responsible for any injuries that occur.
Parkman White, LLP will evaluate your case and advise you of your legal rights and available options, providing the one on one attention you need and deserve. Our Birmingham legal team know how to negotiate with insurers, as well as how to fight for you in court. Time is an important factor, so contact us today at 205-502-2000 for a consultation.