Birmingham Dog Bite Lawyers
Attorneys Representing Injured Victim’s in Dog Owner Negligence Cases Throughout Central Alabama
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 attorney on your side — someone who can help you assess your options so you get the full financial compensation you deserve.
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.
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
- Bruises and abrasions
- Broken bones
- Crush injuries
- Head injuries
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.
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.
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 personal injury lawyers have more than 30 years of combined legal experience helping dog bite injury 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.