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Dogs can be very common in every aspect of our lives. Alabama is one of the states with the highest dog ownership, so it’s very likely that you’re never too far away from a dog, even if you don’t own one. While most of our interactions with these pets are positive, there are many serious dog bite incidents every year in the Mobile area.

A dog bite can be extremely painful, and your injuries may need extended attention from various medical professionals. The Mobile dog bite lawyers at Belt, Bruner & Barnett P.C., understand how a dog bite can affect your life, and we know how to seek the compensation you deserve.

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Alabama Dog Bite Laws

While every case is unique, winning compensation from a negligent owner can only happen if it has been shown that they acted recklessly in handling their dog, or if they failed to take reasonable steps that could have kept you safe. State laws and Mobile City Ordinances outline rules regarding:

  • Dogs roaming at large – Dogs roaming around town on their own can become a serious threat to others, and AL Code § 3-1-5 requires that owners keep such dogs confined to their property or secure on a leash.
  • Training dogs to fight – Mobile City Ordinance Section 7-9 prohibits residents from training dogs for exhibition fighting.
  • Providing rabies vaccinations – Dogs must have their rabies vaccinations up-to-date in accordance with Mobile City Ordinance Section 7-6.
  • Providing safe work environments for those employed by the government – Many people working to keep our city safe, provide maintenance to utilities, carrying mail come into contact with residential dogs. The “Mailman Law” outlined in AL Code § 3-6-1 requires that owners protect these workers from their dogs.

AL Code § 3-6-1 states that dog owners are liable for attacks on the owner’s property or if the dog pursues the victim from the property. However, owners can mitigate their liability if they can show they didn’t know the dog was dangerous. If you have questions regarding the applicability of these laws to your dog bite case, call the Mobile dog bite lawyers at Belt, Bruner & Barnett, P.C. today for help.

Dog Bites Can Cause Serious Injuries

There are several scenarios in which a dog can attack you. Any dog bite can result in devastating physical harm. For example, a dog bite can be deep and damage organs. Conversely, a shallow bite can be inflicted by a moving dog, which can then cause tearing that results in significant blood loss and tissue that cannot easily heal. Of the many different types of injuries that we have seen from dog bites, some include:

  • Puncture wounds
  • Tearing or avulsion
  • Dislocated joints
  • Crushed body parts
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Organ damage
  • Lasting scars
  • Emotional distress
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Fighting for Compensation After Your Dog Bite

Our skilled Mobile dog bite lawyers realize that success in your case requires showing that the other party was negligent and that their negligence directly resulted in your harm. Simply showing that a dog bit you will likely not be enough to obtain the necessary damages. We know that each incident involving a dog is different, and we must investigate every pertinent detail. This means reviewing witness statements, doctors’ reports, veterinarian notes, and first responder reports.

The attorneys at Belt, Bruner & Barnett, P.C., have helped many accident victims fight for what they deserve after suffering from a personal injury. We know that a strong case is needed for the insurance companies to offer you a sufficient settlement for your needs. If no acceptable financial settlement is offered, we will use our years of trial experience to seek your compensation in court. You can recover damages to help with many hardships in your life after a nasty dog bite, such as:

  • Medical bills
  • Future medical and therapy needs
  • Lost earning potential
  • Property damage
  • Physical pain
  • Mental anguish
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of quality of life
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Call Our Mobile Dog Bite Lawyers for Help Today

An animal attack can be an extremely frightening experience that results in serious injuries. Alabama residents come into contact with dogs regularly, and the owners of these pets must take steps to ensure the safety of others.

A dog bite can leave you in severe pain, and your injuries can require significant medical attention. Furthermore, you may be left with permanent damage and scarring. It’s important not to hesitate to seek an experienced lawyer’s help. At Belt, Bruner & Barnett, P.C., we have helped many clients recover damages after vicious animal attacks, and we know what must be done for you to be able to move on with your life.

To speak with our Mobile dog bite lawyers, contact our firm at (205) 933-1500.

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