Mobile Dog Bite Attorneys
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County and has a population of about 204,000 after recently annexing areas west of the city limits. The city is now the second most populous city in Alabama, after Huntsville. Alabama’s only salt water port is located on the Mobile River at the head of Mobile Bay on the north-central Gulf Coast and the Port of Mobile. The port has always played an important role in the economic health of the city and is currently the 12th largest port in the United States.
Mobile has long been known for its carnival season in the late fall and winter, which encompasses Mardi Gras festivities. In addition to a robust cultural scene revolving around Mardis Gras, the city has many outdoor activities and parks, many that are dog friendly. In fact, the city boasts four dog parks and six that are just outside Mobile. Additionally, there are some 43 dog-friendly restaurants within the Mobile city limits.
With so many options for Mobile citizens and their dogs, it is important for people to be aware of their own dog’s behavior in public, as well as the behavior of other people’s dogs. Even the most well- trained dog is a risk to bite or attack. Many dogs will bite when playing, afraid, anxious, or sick. An attack doesn’t have to be born out of aggression by the dog. Once a dog does bite, injuries can be serious due to the nature of the attack and can lend themselves to skin infections. So, it’s important for a dog owner to train a dog and be vigilant when in public. This is especially so if an owner takes his dog to a Mardi Gras parade or in an environment with large groups of people.Hollis Wright is Here to Help
If you or someone you love has been injured in a dog bite incident—intentional or accidental involving a sick, anxious, temperamental or playful dog—call the Mobile dog bite attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. We will work hard to get you the financial compensation you deserve to cover lost wages, medical bills, permanent scarring, pain and suffering, emotional distress and more. Dog bites can involve long-term disfigurement, infection, scarring and other complications, even if they don’t appear to be serious initially. You can reach us here or at 844.LAW.TALK or 205.324.3600 for a free and confidential consultation.The Force of a Bite
A dog can inflict serious damage due to the sheer force of its bite. In fact, PSI stands for pounds per square inch and measures how much force is exerted over one square inch of a pound. For comparison:
- Most car tires are inflated to about 32-33 PSI.
- Human bite force averages 120-140 PSI.
- The Nike crocodile has a bite force of 5,000 PSI.
- An average dog has a bite force of about 230-250 PSI.
The force and strength of a dog bite relies on body size, skull size, and jaw shape. While American Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, or German Shepards often have a higher risk of actually biting, it is the Mastiff breeds that top the list of bite force and capacity to inflict damage.
If you are bitten or attacked by a dog, it is imperative that you get medical treatment even if the bite injury seems fairly minor. First, without proper wound cleaning, these injuries can become infected and the injury can get much worse. Secondly, if you do pursue a claim, the insurance company for the homeowner that owned the dog will require some form of medical records to prove the attack occurred and also prove the injuries. If you don’t have any medical records, then the insurance company will probably not take your claim seriously and will either offer nothing or a nominal amount.Mobile Dog Bite Attorneys Standing By
If you or someone you love has been bitten by a dog in the Mobile area, be sure to contact the skilled Mobile dog bite attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. We will work tirelessly to ensure you receive monetary compensation to the fullest extent of the Alabama law. Alabama dog bite laws are complex and not easily understood by folks who are not well-versed in the law. Let the dog bite attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, PC handle your claim so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries.
As soon after you have received medical attention for your injuries, call our attorneys for a free and confidential consultation. It costs you nothing to call, and we do not get paid unless we recover money for you. We will go to work immediately gathering evidence to make your claim successful while you heal from your injuries. Contact us today at 844.LAW.TALK, 205.324.3600 or here.