Columbiana Dog Bite Attorneys
Columbiana, a small city nestled between Lay Lake, Highway 280, and the I-65 corridor, is home to about 4,400 people, all who presumably love their dogs like the rest of Alabama. With the small-town feel and plenty of outdoor spaces, Columbiana citizens have plenty of space to spend time with their animals. Additionally, a host of dog parks are within driving distance of Columbiana, as the city is 25 miles southeast of Birmingham, home to a large variety of dog-friendly restaurants and parks.
While dog parks and outdoor activities can be the site of dog bites and attacks, many of these incidents occur in an owner’s personal yard space, in the owner’s neighborhood, or even in a neighbor’s yard. This is especially so in Columbiana given that it is not a major metropolitan area and the neighborhoods themselves can make a great place to walk dogs or simply allow dogs to roam on larger lots and open fields.
Anyone on property—an invited guest, a salesperson, a postal worker, utility personnel or even a trespasser—can be a victim of a dog bite injury or attack. While there are cases in which the attack is violent in nature, many of these attacks and bites occur while the animal is playing or is just excited. Even so, because of the strength of a dog’s jaw—even a small dog has the power to cause puncture wounds and injuries. Sadly, a majority of those injured by a dog are children. In fact, some 2 million children are bitten by dogs every year in the U.S., which is about 51% of all dog bite cases.
If you or someone you know has been injured by a dog in Columbiana, Shelby County or a surrounding area, trust the knowledgeable Columbiana dog bite attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. with your claim. Our attorneys have decades of experience representing victims of dog bites and attacks. While you recover from your injuries, let our attorneys go to work on your behalf to collect compensation from the dog owner’s homeowner’s insurance company. You are entitled to receive damages for incurred medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, permanent scarring and more. You can contact us here or at 844.LAW.TALK at 205.324.3600.What Can Occur with a Dog Bite Injury?
Dog bites can be quite serious, even fatal. Based on the violent manner in which the injury occurs, even if the dog is not trying to be violent, a lot of damage can be done. 15%-20% of dog bite injuries become infected, and most wounds contain dangerous bacteria from the dog’s mouth. So, it is very important to get medical treatment even if you think the initial bite is minor. Common injuries that can occur from a dog bite are below.
- Broken or punctured skin
- Broken bones
- Eye injuries
- Head and neck injuries
- Face injuries
- Permanent scarring
- Nerve damage
- Tissue damage
It is important to know if you’ve been bitten, or if your dog has bitten someone, that the dog owner’s homeowner’s insurance company would likely cover the injuries. While the dog owner is technically responsible, the homeowner’s insurance company will pay for the damages and injuries, not the owners themselves. Most homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policies have some form of coverage available should an animal bite someone. Dog owners should ensure that they are covered by this insurance, even if the dog has never bitten anyone. In order to ensure the insurance company adequately pays you for your injuries and damages, you need an attorney that is aggressive, experienced and knowledgeable in the area of Alabama dog bite laws. This is why you should contact the Columbiana dog bite attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. to help with your claim.
Those bitten by an animal should immediately secure an attorney after assessing and getting treatment for their injuries, so that the attorney can get to work immediately ensuring the insurance company pays you fairly. This will entail you getting as much information as possible about the incident, including providing pictures, location, situation, etc.Columbiana Dog Bite Attorney Here for You
Allow the Columbiana dog bite attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. to go to work for you while you heal and recover. Our attorneys offer a free and confidential consultation regarding your incident, so there is no reason not to call. Our attorneys invest significant resources, financial and personnel, to prosecute dog bite claims on behalf of victims. You can reach us at 844.LAW.TALK or 205.324.3600 or contact us here.