Decatur Dog Bite Attorneys
If you or someone you love has been bitten by a dog, then you need to know your rights when it comes to pursuing a claim against the owner of the dog. It is easy to determine those rights with an immediate phone call to the Decatur dog bite attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. at 844.LAW.TALK or 205.324.3600 or contact us here. Our consultations are always FREE and CONFIDENTIAL.
Decatur—a Dog Friendly Community
Decatur, located in north Alabama, is situated on the banks of Wheeler Lake, along the Tennessee River and is known as "The River City." As most Alabamians do, Decatur citizens love their dogs just like family members and enjoy getting them outdoors. The citizens of Decatur are fortunate to have several dog friendly places for people and their dogs to enjoy nature and the outdoors.
Decatur boasts about 59,000 citizens and offers many hiking and biking trails. Experience first-hand, with your dog, trails that include Downtown Turtle Trail, Trail of Tears Walking Tour, The Amen Trail, and more. The Parks and Recreation operates three recreation community centers, including parks that include 19 developed playgrounds, walking trails, splash pads, and more.
Additionally, Decatur boasts eight public parks that are not specific dog parks, but are dog friendly. Parks include Adventure Park, Delano Park, Founders' Park, Frazier Park, Hospitality Park, The John Mark Stallings S.N.A.P. Playground, Rhodes Ferry Park, and Sparkman Park. Decatur also has numerous family- and dog-friendly campgrounds.
Those looking for a dog-only outdoor option won't be disappointed in the Decatur Dog Park that offers more than two acres of grass and landscaping for dogs to run and play unleashed. The park, located beside Wilson Morgan Lake, contains one area for dogs 25 pounds and over, and one area for dogs 25 pounds and under.
With all of these dog friendly outdoor parks and places for dogs to play, it is imperative that dog owners realize and appreciate the importance of maintaining control over their dogs in order to prevent a dog attack or an accident that results in personal injuries to someone. Despite what you might think about your own dog, dogs are inherently unpredictable, no matter how well behaved or well-trained you believe your dog to be. Dogs can bite or attack someone at any moment, especially when out of their home or element. If you or someone you love has been bitten by a dog, be sure to call the Decatur dog bite attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. 844.LAW.TALK or 205.324.3600 or contact us here.
Dog Bite Liability
An owner of a dog that attacks or bites someone, or even injures them while being playful, can be held liable for the damages caused by the incident. The law is nuanced and has many factors that play a part in whether you can recover compensation for your injuries and damages, and the extent of such a recovery as well. If you are a victim of a dog bite or attack, it is in your best interest to contact the Decatur dog bite attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. today for a free consultation. Injuries that occur from a dog attack or bite are likely covered under the dog owner's homeowner's insurance policy. The compensation that you may receive includes money for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, permanent scarring, and more.
Dog Bite Injuries
Dog bites often leave deep and jagged wounds that must be stitched. Regardless of whether you think the injury is serious or not, you should always seek medical attention. Often debris in the wound needs to be cleaned out in order to prevent infection that can often set in from a dog bite.
Common indications that an infection has developed are below:
- Oozing fluid from the wound,
- Loss of sensation in the region of the bite,
- Swollen lymph nodes,
- Night sweats,
- Unusual fatigue,
- Muscle weakness or tremors,
- Hardness or lump under skin after the bite.
In addition to skin and bite wounds, dogs can break bones, cause nerve damage, inflict catastrophic facial injuries and leave someone with lifelong disfigurement and permanent injury.
Decatur Dog Bite Attorney Here for You
If you or someone you love has been injured by a dog in Decatur, Morgan County, or its surrounding areas, be sure to contact the skilled Decatur dog bite attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. Let us handle the claim against the dog owner's insurance company and the dog owner while you heal from your injuries. With our fee agreement, you owe us nothing if we don't collect money on your behalf. You will never pay us anything out of your own pocket. You can reach us at 844.LAW.TALK or 205.324.3600 or contact us here.