Tenacious Personal Injury Lawyer Securing Compensation for Tuscumbia Victims of Dog Bites
Dogs can be wonderful companions that become part of our families, but not all dogs are conditioned to be friendly. When dog owners fail to train their pets, or allow them to get loose, there is a high risk that their dog will cause injury to someone else. In these cases, the pet owner is likely liable for the damage their dog has caused. We can help you file a personal injury claim to cover your ensuing medical expenses and make up for lost wages.
Alabama Dog Bite Statutes
Our state has some unusual statutes on the books regarding dog bites. For instance, a dog owner is only liable for damages if their dog bites someone on their property or if their dog chases the victim from its owner’s property. That means, if an owner is out walking their dog peacefully and you walk by and the dog bites you, the dog owner may not be liable.
Furthermore, an Alabama mitigation law states that a dog owner can claim they were unaware their dog was vicious and will only be liable for the itemized expenses of medical care. You cannot pursue damages relating to pain and suffering or lost wages. This statute is irrelevant if there is any record or substantial evidence that the dog had been hostile or vicious to people in the past.
Get 35 Years of Experience & Knowledge
Attorney John Kennemer has a vast knowledge of the specific statutes and laws applicable to dog bite accidents due to his long career as an Alabama personal injury. Since 1981, he has served as passionate advocate for victims of injury and has won an enormous amount in compensation awards and settlements. We will identify the facts that led to your injury and give you our honest opinion regarding the validity of your dog bite case.