Cullman Dog Bite Attorneys
The citizens of Cullman, just like most citizens in Alabama, consider their dogs part of the family and look for pet-friendly options in their city—Some 47% of all Alabama households are dog owners. Cullman provides its citizens with several pet friendly venues, including at least one off-leash dog park within the city limits. Additionally, Cullman is 50 miles north of Birmingham and 55 miles south of Huntsville and located on the I-65 corridor. Cullman’s close proximity to Birmingham and Huntsville, provides Cullman dog lovers easy and quick access to a multitude of dog parks and animal friendly venues.
However, along with easy access to dog parks and outdoor, dog-friendly venues, comes the risk of injuries occurring due to an animal being aggressive, playful, rowdy and vicious towards other people, including small children. As with any state, Alabama has laws to protect individuals who are injured as a result of a dog’s actions. Under Alabama law, citizens of Cullman are not only entitled to claim monetary compensation if bitten, compensation can also be sought for injuries caused by a dog simply being playful, jumping up on a person, running in front of someone and/or being rowdy. A victim of a dog bite or attack has the right to bring a claim against the owner or controller of the dog and seek compensation from the owner’s or controller’s homeowner’s insurance company.Hollis Wright is Here to Help
If you or someone you love has been injured in a dog bite incident—intentional or a playful-dog injury—call the Cullman dog bite attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. We will ensure you receive the financial compensation you deserve to cover lost wages, medical bills, permanent scarring, pain and suffering, emotional distress and more. Dog bites can be very serious, even if they don’t appear to be initially, as they can develop dangerous infections or cause lifelong disfigurement. You can reach us here or at 844.LAW.TALK or 205.324.3600.The Impact of Dog Bites
Dog bites pose a serious health risk to society, as well as to the residents of Cullman, as more than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year in the United States. More than 800,000 of those victims receive medical attention for their injuries. Additionally, the average dog bite claim costs $49,000 in the form of medical bills, lost wages and other out-of-pocket damages. In a recent year, nearly 18,000 dog bite claims were filed in the U.S. Typical injuries associated with dog bites or attacks include, but are not limited to, skin lacerations, puncture wounds, facial injuries, scarring, nerve damage and tissue damage. And, depending on how the incident occurs, head trauma and broken bones can occur.
Be aware that should you be bitten, no matter how serious, you should seek medical attention no later than 8 hours after the incident. Washing the wound will remove much of the bacteria, but it is not a guarantee against complications, which include serious infection requiring hospitalization, and often, surgery. Moreover, many dog bite victims suffer emotional distress and mental anguish that can last a lifetime, including tremendous fear when dogs are around after an incident.Don’t Wait – Call Now
If you or someone you know in or around Cullman and Cullman County have been injured in a dog-bite incident, be sure to call the skilled Cullman dog bite attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. to ensure you receive the compensation to which you are entitled under Alabama law. Be sure you take pictures at the scene, if possible, and of your injuries.
Once you have received necessary medical attention for your injuries, call our skilled Cullman dog bite attorneys right away. Gathering evidence early on is critical to the successful pursuit of a dog bite or attack claim. Contact us for your free consultation today at 844.LAW.TALK, 205.324.3600 or here.