Auburn-Opelika Dog Bite Attorneys
Auburn, a college town in east Alabama, has a population of about 76,000; however, it is generally grouped into the Auburn-Opelika Metropolitan Statistical Area, which has a population of some 193,000. Auburn is the home of Auburn University and is consistently ranked by Forbes as one of the best places to live in Alabama. While Auburn is largely characterized by Auburn University, the Auburn-Opelika area has much of its own identity and charm.
The massive presence of students in the Auburn-Opelika area gives way to a relaxed atmosphere and many areas that students and citizens alike can bring dogs and pets. For this reason, the area has a staggering number of dog-friendly areas. Restaurants alone include: Amersterdam, Hamilton’s on Magnolia, Acre, Jim N’ Nicks, Mellow Mushroom, Tacorita, Live Oaks, Irish Bred Pub, Mama Mocha’s, Bruster’s, Coffee Cat, Red Clay Brewing Company, and Resting Pulse Brewing Company. Outdoor parks and dog-friendly areas include: Chewacla State Park, Town Creek Park, Kiesel Park, Samford Lawn, and The Red Barn.
With such a bustling dog-friendly scene, students and citizens in the area need to be aware of the risk of being bitten or attacked by a dog. A dog can bite or attack for a variety of reasons, one of which is aggression. The dog can be overstimulated, sick, afraid, or nervous, causing a bite or have an aggressive outburst. It is vitally important for people to properly train their dogs to be in public, as well as be aware that any dog can—no matter how well trained— have an issue resulting in an unexpected attack. Even a playful dog can cause an injury in an attempt to play, not realizing its own strength.
If you or someone you know has been bitten by a dog, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Once you address your medical needs, you should call the Auburn-Opelika dog bite attorneys at Hollis Wright as soon as possible. You can contact us here or at 844.LAW.TALK for a free consultation.Dog Bite Liability
While many dog bites occur on public property (i.e. dog parks, dog-friendly venues), a vast majority occur on personal property or in neighborhoods. It is important to remember, that should you be bitten by someone’s dog on their property or in the neighborhood, that property owner is likely responsible for your medical bills and more. Most homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policies have some form of coverage that covers an animal bite. For this reason, even if the dog is owned by a friend or a family member, it is still wise to seek money damages because it is likely that the person’s insurance will pay for your damages, not the person directly.Hollis Wright Experience
Our attorneys have decades of experience representing victims of dog bites and attacks. We have amassed some of the largest settlements in Alabama for dog bite victims. The dog bite laws in Alabama are complex and oftentimes misunderstood. There are several different approaches that can be taken in order to get compensation for dog bite victims. However, if you are not knowledgeable about Alabama dog bite laws and don’t have significant experience handling these claims, then it is easy to overlook certain avenues of recovery. Hire the experienced dog bite attorneys at Hollis Wright law firm to handle your claim so you can maximize your recovery.Auburn-Opelika Dog Bite Attorney Here for You
If you or someone you love has been injured by a dog in the Auburn-Opelika area, or Lee County, or its surrounding areas, be sure to contact the skilled Auburn-Opelika dog bite attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. Let us handle the insurance company and the dog owner while you heal from your injuries. Under Alabama law, you are entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. You can reach us at 844.LAW.TALK or 205.324.3600 or contact us here. And remember, all of our dog bite cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. This means that we only get paid if we successfully recover money for you. If you don’t recover, then our services are free.