Florence Dog Bite Attorneys

Florence, a city in the northwest corner of Alabama, is situated along the Tennessee River and is home to nearly 40,000 citizens. A haven for outdoor activities, Florence offers multiple options for those looking to enjoy outdoor time with their dogs. With multiple outdoor parks, including two parks specifically for dogs and their owners, Florence is the perfect place for man’s best friend.

However, with all of the outdoor recreational areas and dog friendly parks in and around the city of Florence, dog bite incidents are abundant. If you or a family member has been injured by a dog in the Florence or Lauderdale County area, be sure to contact the Florence dog bite attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C here or at 844.LAW.TALK or 205.324.3600 for a free and confidential consultation regarding your dog bite injury case. You may be entitled to financial compensation based on Alabama dog bite laws if you’ve been injured by someone else’s dog. But, you will need an attorney who understands Alabama dog bite laws to handle your case because the laws are complex and the outcome of your case will be heavily dependent on the facts and circumstances surrounding your incident.

Be Careful at Dog Parks in Florence

Two dog parks in the area— North Woof Community Dog Park and Seven Points Pocket Park—are both off-leash options for dog owners that have separate enclosed areas for large and small dogs. Other dog parks are within driving distance of Florence. Additionally, Florence is flush with outdoor parks and spaces that are conducive for on-leash dog adventures. Parks include Cox Creek Park, Diebert Park, Florence Sportsplex, Martin Park, McFarland Park, River Heritage Park, Veterans Memorial Park, Wildwood Park, and Wilson Park.

With so many outdoor options for dog owners in Florence, it is imperative that owners know and appreciate the responsibilities of owning and training a dog, as well as the necessity to ensure the dog is trained to be in public. However, even with training, any dog can bite. Park goers should know their surroundings and not pet or approach dogs that are not their own.

Why Do Dogs Bite?

Dogs bite for any number of reasons, many of which have nothing to do with aggression. Often dogs bite when they are startled, uncomfortable, nervous, or scared. For this reason, paying extra close attention to your dog when it’s in a new situation, or in unfamiliar surroundings, is important. They may be protecting themselves, their owner, or a toy. Additionally, a dog can be sick and lash out. Even a dog playing can injure someone because a dog does not understand its own strength, especially a large dog. It’s best not to wrestle or play tug-of-war with a dog in a public setting because this often riles or excites the dog which can lead to aggression.

Preparing Your Dog to Interact

Preparing your dog to go into public settings, as well as training your dog how to act when guests come to your home is important. A few tips to help are:

  • Socialize your dog as a puppy.
  • Be with your dog when it interacts with unfamiliar people. Don’t force people to interact with your dog.
  • Always remove your dog from any situation in which they seem anxious or agitated.
  • Do not take your dog to a dog park or receive visitors if the dog is sick.
  • Provide your dog with a secure resting space in risky situations.

Dog ownership is rewarding and provides joy and happiness to the animal, as well as the owner. However, knowing how to properly socialize your dog to avoid an injury to others is important.

Your Florence Dog Bite Attorneys

If you or a family member is injured by a dog, be sure you contact the Florence dog bite attorneys at Hollis Wright by phone at 844.LAW.TALK or 205.324.3600 or here. You may be entitled, usually through the homeowner’s insurance of the dog owner, to receive financial compensation for your injuries. The recoverable damages typically include compensation for medical bills, lost wages, emotional distress, pain and suffering and permanent scarring.

Call us at 844.LAW.TALK or 205.324.3600 or contact us here. As always, we do not get paid anything unless we recover monetary damages for you. Additionally, we offer a free and confidential consultation to help you evaluate your possible claim. Call now for your free claim review.

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