Dog Bite Attorney in Alabama

dog behind fence

No one expects to be bitten by a dog. But, unfortunately, dog bites happen for many different reasons. Dog bites are also remarkably common in Alabama and across the country.

Approximately one person out of every 900 people is bitten by a dog, according to the National Canine Research Council. One in 65 of these incidents is considered severe, requiring hospitalization.

If you were bitten by a dog, or if your loved one was harmed in an unprovoked attack, you could be eligible to seek compensation from the dog’s owner. Many people are bitten by dogs they are familiar with. The animal may be owned by a family member, a close friend, or a neighbor. This can make seeking compensation challenging, but keep in mind that most dog bite injuries are covered under homeowners’ insurance coverage. This means that you could receive compensation without forcing someone close to you to pay out-of-pocket.

Each dog bite incident is different. Be sure to reach out to an experienced Alabama dog bite lawyer like those at Stokes Stemle, LLC for help. We have years of experience helping injured individuals just like you. We’ll be ready to help you with your case when you call us or contact us online. The consultation is free and comes with no strings attached.

Who Is Responsible for a Dog Bite Injury?

Dog bite injuries are generally the responsibility of the dog’s owner, but not always. Property owners, landlords, and permanent and temporary handlers can sometimes be found liable for dog bite injuries.

It is possible to hold a dog’s owner accountable for the harm you’ve suffered in an attack. An attorney with specific experience handling dog bite claims can help you determine who could be responsible and will help you seek the fair compensation you’re owed.