Trusted Attorney Representing Dog Bite Victims in Alabama
Consult with a dog bite attorney from Cartee & Lloyd, Attorneys at Law, in Tuscaloosa if you or a loved one has been injured by an animal. After an attack, you may suffer physical and emotional trauma, and physical damage that prevents you from maintaining your established way of life (such as in the loss of employment or mobility) and could leave you with intense distress around dogs for the rest of your life. People who have been bitten by dogs are often entitled to compensation. In some cases, owners can be held liable for the actions of their dog, even if the animal wasn’t known to be vicious. Alabama does not distinguish between “one bite laws” and the cause of action for general negligence (section 3-6-1 of Alabama Statutes).
Commonly Incurred Injuries
Nearly five million dog bites happen every year in the United States, and a significant percentage of those require medical care. While every case in Northport is different, there are some types of injuries that are most common:
- Puncture wounds don’t always bleed profusely, but they can be a dangerous source of infections and should be treated immediately.
- Infections are often likely, especially if the animal has been exposed to soil, waste and bacteria. Watch for redness, heat and pus.
- Scarring can be a serious concern, particularly for children. Permanent scarring on the face or body can affect the person’s quality of life, both physically and emotionally.
- Nerve damage occurs because a vicious dog can bite deep and hard. Such damage may lead to chronic pain and a loss of mobility.
Get Help Today in Alabama
Cartee & Lloyd, Attorneys at Law, offer dog bite services in Tuscaloosa and Northport. Contact us to speak with a lawyer about your animal encounter or to consult with a drunk driver victim lawyer. Call us today at 205-759-1554.