Albertville Dog Bite Attorneys
Albertville, Alabama, located in northeastern Alabama, is a mid-size town with a lot of outdoor spaces for citizens, as well as their pets, to enjoy. Nestled atop Sand Mountain, a plateau that is about 15 miles wide, Albertville’s slogan is aptly “The Heart of Sand Mountain.” Sand Mountain Park and Amphitheater Dog Park is a pet-friendly recreation space for people and their dogs to enjoy the outdoors. The complex is a sports, leisure, wellness, and entertainment venue, complete with 16 tennis courts, 14 outdoor turf fields, and more. A fenced dog park, separated into two sections: one for large dogs, and one for small dogs, ensures that the citizens of Albertville can include their dogs in outdoor activities.
As with any city, dog bites and attacks can occur in Albertville and throughout Marshall County. While many dog bites occur on a dog owner’s property, an outdoor space designated for dogs and their owners—while a great amenity for any city—is a prime location for accidents to happen. A dog bite incident can include an attack, a dog bite or any injury sustained while an animal was playing or being rambunctious. Unfortunately, injuries sustained from a dog bite can be serious and leave long-lasting effects and scars. Dog attacks can even be fatal, depending on the size and strength of the dog.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a dog bite or dog attack incident, be sure you call the Albertville dog bite attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. Dog bite claims can be difficult to successfully navigate so having a skilled dog bite attorney on your side is critically important. It will likely prove unwise and costly to handle a dog bite claim on your own. Let the experienced and knowledgeable dog bite attorneys at Hollis Wright & Clay, PC help you.
Contact the Albertville dog bite attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C here or at 844.LAW.TALK or 205.324.3600 for a free and confidential consultation regarding your dog bite injury case.Dog Owner Responsibility
Owning a dog is a rewarding experience that provides joy and happiness to the animal, as well as the owner. However, owning a dog also comes with much responsibility. This is also true in Albertville and throughout all of Marshall County. Dog owners should always:
- be aware of the temperament of their individual dog.
- be cognizant of the inherent temperament of the particular dog breed they own, as there are some breeds that are historically more likely to attack and/or cause injury. (Pit Bulls, Rottweilers & German Shepherds).
- always be aware and on alert when your dog is around strangers, even in your own home;
- never leave a young child or babies, as more than 2 million children are bitten by dogs each year.
- watch your dog especially close in public places, including dog parks.
- realize your dog can hurt someone even when trying to play or greet someone.
- invest in training for your dog to ensure your dog is adequately prepared to socialize in public places and when being around guests in your home.
If you are around a dog you don’t know, or even one you do know, make sure the animal has a responsible owner and has taken steps such as the ones in the above list.Your Albertville Dog Bite Attorneys
As with most personal injury claims, the at-fault party’s insurance company generally steps in to handle the case on behalf of the dog owner. Thus, don’t be reluctant to hire an attorney to pursue a claim because you think it will negatively impact the dog owner, who may be a friend or a neighbor. Homeowner’s insurance coverage is in place for this very reason, to protect the dog owner from having to pay out of their own pocket. Knowing large insurance companies will go to work immediately to pay you as little as possible, it is in your best interest to have a skilled attorney on your side to ensure you receive monetary compensation for lost wages, medical bills, emotional distress, permanent scarring, pain and suffering and any other damages caused by the dog bite or incident.
Don’t hesitate to contact the Albertville dog bite attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, PC regarding your dog bite, no matter how minor you think your injury may be. Dog bites are prone to get infected and have complications due to the bacteria and germs in a dog’s mouth. Sadly, many dog bite injuries are significant and leave scarring and permanent damage because of the fact that a dog’s jaw and teeth can be incredibly strong.
The attorneys at Hollis Wright have years of experience handling dog bite cases that include a variety of injuries, even death. After a dog bite, you may feel traumatized, and will need to tend to the injuries. While you heal, let the Albertville dog bite attorneys at Hollis Wright handle the claim for you.
Call us at 844.LAW.TALK or 205.324.3600 or contact us here. As always, we do not get paid anything unless we recover monetary damages for you. Additionally, we offer a free and confidential consultation to help you evaluate your possible claim.