Birmingham is a city with many parks, outdoor activities and places for people to walk their dogs and play. However, if you own a dog, there are certain responsibilities that you have in order to protect other people from being attacked or injured by your dog. If someone fails to reasonably control or confine their dog and you are injured, then you may have a claim against the owner or person in charge of controlling the dog. Let the Birmingham dog bite attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. help you if you are injured by a dog bite, attack, or even injured by a dog that was being playful.
While most dog bites or attacks in Birmingham occur in a neighborhood setting in or around the owner's house, this is not always the case, especially in Birmingham, where people are constantly walking their dogs or taking them to parks. Railroad Park, Jemison Trail Dog Park, Cahaba Beach Dog Park, Black Creek Dog Park, and Red Mountain Park are just some of the parks and places in Birmingham where dogs are often taken to walk, play, and enjoy the outdoors with their owners. In fact, some parks in Birmingham are free-roam parks where dogs can run and play in a fenced in or confined area.
These opportunities for owners of dogs are great, but they do pose a risk of injury to others in the park and also pose a liability risk to the owner of the dog. Be smart in handling or controlling your dog. If your dog is large and of a breed that is considered to be inherently dangerous or vicious, then take the appropriate measures and precautions to keep your dog under control. Many people who possess or own dogs that are inherently dangerous or vicious make the mistake of thinking, "my dog is gentle and sweet and would never bite or attack anyone."
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If you have been victimized, attacked, or injured by a dog, then please know that the Birmingham dog bite attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. are ready to go to work for you. Our attorneys have decades of experience representing individuals and families victimized by dog attacks and bites. Our attorneys have represented clients that experienced devastating injuries with tragic and horrific scarring and disfigurement.
Unfortunately, the physical injuries that people sustain in a dog bite incident or attack is often only a piece of the overall injuries and damages. Sometimes, the incident results in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other emotional damages. Occasionally, people become very fearful of being around dogs after a dog bite or attack, including their own dogs. In addition to recovering medical bills, lost wages, and damages for the physical injuries, our attorneys will also pursue damages related to such emotional trauma and mental distress.
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Obviously, anyone injured from a dog bite or dog attack should immediately seek medical attention and take care of their medical needs first and foremost. However, once your injuries are addressed, you should immediately contact the Birmingham dog bite attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. for a free and confidential consultation regarding your rights and potential legal claims. Calling us soon after an incident is even more important if you are unsure who owns the dog or where the dog lives. Our attorneys and investigators will immediately go to work to track down the location of the dog and the owner in order to pursue a claim and hold them accountable.
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