Every year, millions of Americans suffer injuries as a result of a bite from dogs and other animals. Over 850,000 of these people will need to seek medical treatment because of the severity of their injuries. Children are especially vulnerable to the ill effects of animal bites, and are the group most likely to need medical treatment. Dog owners have a responsibility to ensure that their animal does not cause harm to others.
Animal bites can be more serious than many people realize. If you are the victim of a bite, you should seek medical treatment as soon as possible, there is always a risk that a bite can lead to an infection. After this, you should get information about the responsible animal and their owner, report the incident to local authorities, and gather evidence. Finally, you should seek out a qualified personal injury attorney. Following the steps listed above will allow your injury lawyer to make a determination of liability and potentially improve your chances of a positive outcome in the legal process.
Did you sustain injuries from a bite? Want to hold the owner responsible? If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of a dog or another animal bite – you may have grounds on which to pursue legal action through a personal injury case. It is important that you find an attorney with significant knowledge in the area of animal bites who can analyze the situation and the history of the animal. At Crumbley-Blackwell-Price Attorneys our injury lawyers have decades of experience fighting for injury victims in Alabama.
Disclaimer: While this firm maintains joint responsibility, most cases of this type are referred to other attorneys for principle responsibility. Prior success is not an indication of future success. Every case is different and regardless of what friends, family or other individuals may say about a case, each case must be evaluated on its own facts and circumstances as they apply to the law. The likelihood of success in any given case depends on the facts, the jurisdiction, the venue, the witnesses, the parties and the testimony, among other factors. Furthermore, no representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.
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