Tuscaloosa Dog Bite Attorneys

Tuscaloosa, in west-central Alabama, is a regional center for industry, commerce, healthcare, and education and is the principal city in the Tuscaloosa Metropolitan Statistical Area. However, the city’s primary draw and economic and cultural powerhouse is the University of Alabama. Some 40,000 students from all over the country call U of A their college home, which makes it a tremendous economic impact for the City of Tuscaloosa. The population in the city itself is around 110,000 people. The city is also home to Shelton State Community College, Stillman College, and the Mercedes Benz plant, which all help boost the city’s relevance and importance.

Dog Friendly Venues Give Rise to Dog Bites

The student populations in Tuscaloosa really make it a hub for dog lovers who enjoy taking their furry friends out and about with them. Tuscaloosa boasts several dog-friendly venues for students and non-students that own dogs. Dog-friendly venues include Lake Nicol, Randal Family Park & Trailhead, The University of Alabama Arboretum, Hurricane Creek Park, Tractor Supply Co., Good Dog Bar & Dog Park, Tuscaloosa River Market, The Riverwalk, and several others in neighboring cities.

If you or a loved one is bitten at a dog-friendly venue or on personal property (where most bites occur), you should call the Tuscaloosa dog bite attorneys at Hollis Wright as soon as possible. We can handle your claim, which is likely covered by the at-fault party’s insurance, while you recover from your dog bite. It is important to remember that even if you are bitten on someone’s personal property, the dog owner’s renter’s or homeowner’s insurance will likely cover your expenses, not the person individually. You can contact us here or at 844.LAW.TALK for a free consultation.

Dog Bite Injuries

Almost any type of injury is possible in a dog attack and can be quite severe. Dogs often lunge at the face, head, hands, arms, and legs of the person being attacked. Dog bites can cause significant injury to the skin and soft tissue. In addition, given the strength of a dog’s jaw, even a bite that doesn’t penetrate the skin can tear muscles, or cause bruising injuries and damage to underlying soft tissue.

Because a dog’s mouth is full of bacteria, any bite that does puncture the skin will introduce bacteria or other infections into a victim’s body. All bite wounds are considered to be contaminated and/or infected. Untreated injuries will likely lead to infection and localized abscess in a person’s body.

If your bite is not severely bleeding, then wash the wound with mild soap for at least 3 to 5 minutes. Cover the bite with antibiotic cream and a clean dressing. Always remember, even a bite that doesn’t seem serious can develop complications and become serious quickly. For that reason, you should always contact a doctor or go to the emergency room.

Hollis Wright Knows Dog Bite Claims

Dog bite claims and the state’s dog bite laws are quite complex and nuanced. The road to ensuring a victim is fairly compensated for lost wages, medical bills, emotional trauma and permanent scarring can be long, difficult and treacherous for someone that doesn’t understand the law. Emotional trauma is especially common after dog attacks due to the violent nature of the incident. Sometimes the emotional trauma from dog bite can lead to a long-term fear of even being around or near a dog.

Additionally, dog bites themselves can be severe and cost a lot of money to treat. The Tuscaloosa dog bite attorneys at Hollis Wright have decades of experience handling these types of cases on behalf of dog bite victims. Our attorneys have achieved large monetary settlements for clients attacked by dogs, including clients in Tuscaloosa and its surrounding areas. Remember, you need someone knowledgeable on your side who will aggressively fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Don’t let large insurance companies take advantage of you or your family member. We will take all necessary measures to ensure we maximize your monetary recovery.

Tuscaloosa Dog Bite Attorneys Here for You

If you or a loved one has been injured by a dog in Tuscaloosa or its surrounding areas, be sure you contact the skilled Tuscaloosa dog bite attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. We will use our resources to ensure you are financially compensated for your injuries. And remember, we do not get paid unless we recover monetary damages for you. All of our cases are handled on a contingency fee basis so you will never come out-of-pocket to pay us. Call us at 844.LAW.TALK or 205.324.3600 or online here for a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL consultation.

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