Anniston Dog Bite Attorneys
Anniston, Alabama is a mid-size city situated in the tree-lined valley of the Appalachian foothills. Due to the city’s unique location, it has many outdoor recreational activities that include places to bring a dog. Because nearly half of all Alabamians own dogs, it is no surprise that many Alabama cities, Anniston included, have a host of outdoor venues that are dog friendly. Anniston has some 20 outdoor public parks that are conducive to dog owners and their dogs, as well as one off-leash dog park designed specifically for dogs and owners. Additionally, Anniston offers several restaurants that are dog friendly, including popular breweries.
With so many options for pet owners and their dogs, the risk of accidents and/or dog attacks is heightened in Anniston. As with any city, dog bites can easily occur, especially when there are a lot of opportunities for the dog to be in public with its owner. While most dog bites and attacks happen on the owner’s property, dogs in public places—on or off leash— have the possibility of biting. A bite or attack can occur viciously, but more often than not, a dog is playing, doesn’t realize its own strength and causes someone to sustain an injury, often a serious injury.
If you or someone you know has been injured by a dog in Anniston, be sure to call the Anniston dog bite attorneys at Hollis Wright for a free and confidential consultation to discuss how our attorneys can help you get the compensation that you deserve. You can reach us at844.LAW.TALK or 205.324.3600 or contact us here .Dog Ownership in Anniston
Because there are so many outdoor places that welcome dogs and their owners, the citizens of Anniston should be aware of the vast responsibility of owning a dog, as well as the likelihood that a dog could bite and produce an injury. Dog owners should:
- Know if their dog has vicious propensities or is of a breed that inherently is temperamental;
- Have their dog on a leash when walking in the neighborhood or parks when others are present;
- Keep their dog close by when in a restaurant or enclosed area where others are nearby;
- Be careful about others petting or interacting with your dog even if the dog is generally friendly;
- Keep your dog away from children at all times;
- Maintain good control of your dog when it’s on a leash;
- Make sure to feed your dog before going to an outdoor venue so the dog doesn’t get hungry and aggressive.
While these precautions won’t eliminate all dog bites—accidental or intentional—they should help reduce the probability that your dog will become aggressive or accidentally hurt someone.Hollis Wright Attorneys Here for You
If you or someone you know in Anniston or Calhoun County has been injured by a dog, it is important to first seek medical attention for any injury you sustained. Be sure to document everything, including taking pictures of the injuries. And if possible, it is always a good idea to take photographs of the dog and the dog’s owner, especially if they are strangers to you. Trying to identify them and track them down after the fact can often be difficult.
After you have received medical attention for your injuries, please call the skilled Anniston dog bite attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. so that we can ensure you receive adequate monetary compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance company. Contact us for your free consultation today at 844.LAW.TALK, 205.324.3600 or here.