Birmingham Personal Injury AND Mass Tort Claim Lawyers

Birmingham Dog Bite Lawyer

Attorneys Representing Injured Victims in Dog Owner Negligence Cases Throughout Birmingham

At the law offices of Salter Ferguson, LLC, our Birmingham dog bite attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights of Alabama animal attack victims. A member of our legal team will always be ready to address your concerns and help you find solutions during this difficult time. Pet owners are responsible for the actions of their pets. If a dog or other animal has attacked you or someone you love, you want an experienced Birmingham dog bite attorney on your side — someone who can help you assess your options so you get the full financial compensation you deserve.

Alabama Dog Bite Law

In Alabama, dog owners are responsible for the damages caused by their pets if:

  • The dog was not provoked
  • The victim was not trespassing
  • The dog was a vicious breed or had attacked before.

About Dog Bite Injuries

About 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most of the victims are children. Nearly 900,000 dog bite victims require medical care annually. Bites occur most frequently on the hand/arm, followed by the foot/leg, and neck/face areas.

Dog attacks can cause serious injuries, including:

  • Puncture wounds
  • Lacerations
  • Bruises and abrasions
  • Blindness
  • Deafness
  • Broken bones
  • Dislocations
  • Scarring
  • Infection
  • Amputation
  • Crush injuries
  • Head injuries 
  • Death

Dog bite victims usually require multiple surgeries which frequently includes corrective plastic surgery. They also require psychological counseling for PTSD, anxiety and insomnia. The physical and psychological scars from a dog bite can last a lifetime.

Contact an Aggressive Birmingham Dog Bite Attorney to Schedule a Free Consultation

Dog bite cases can be complicated. That is why it is important to speak to an attorney who is experienced in dog bite injury cases. Our Birmingham dog bite lawyers have more than 30 years of combined legal experience helping victims like you. To arrange a free initial consultation with a member of our legal team, contact our personal injury law firm online to speak with a dedicated member of our team. We offer a flexible appointment schedule to accommodate your medical appointments and your employment commitments. We will also schedule home or hospital visits when you are unable to travel to our office.

We handle all dog bite cases on a contingency basis, so you do not have to worry about lawyer fees while you go through the recovery process. From our office in Birmingham, we represent dog bite victims throughout central Alabama.

Personal Injury

Personal injury laws pertain to injuries caused by another's negligence. Our legal team has more than 30 years of combined experience and a long track record of success handling personal injury cases. Over the years, our attorneys have won billions of dollars in financial compensation for injury victims.

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Mass Torts

A mass tort is when a group of people are harmed in a similar manner by a negligent or wrongful act. A mass tort claim allows an entire group of similarly injured people to seek financial compensation as a group in the civil court system, even though the specific circumstances of their cases may differ.

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What Sets

Salter Ferguson Apart


    Karen Salter is a registered nurse, and a former hospital manager. Her daughter, Carmen Ferguson, is a former insurance adjuster. Together, we have more than 30 years of legal experience to put to work on your case.

  • Professional & Personal Service

    We provide our injured clients with the personal service that they deserve. We keep you informed of developments in your case, answer your questions and return your calls and emails promptly. You will never be just another case at Salter Ferguson, LLC.

  • A Reputation for Excellence

    Salter Ferguson, LLC is Alabama-based but nationally recognized. Over the years we have won millions of dollars in financial compensation for injury victims. We have the skills and experience to achieve positive outcomes in challenging cases, yet we treat every client as if they were a member of our family.

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