According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 4.5 million people suffer from a dog bite each year, with the majority of these dog bite victims being young children between the ages of five and nine-years-old. Understandably, many parents worry about rabies, infection and the potential medical expenses and psychological harm caused by the dog attack.
If you or your child has suffered a dog attack in Mobile, Alabama, a dog bite lawyer at the Citrin Law Firm can discuss dog bite liability with you and explain your options in pursuing legal recourse for the attack.
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Suffering a dog bite can often be a very traumatic experience for those involved. If you have been attacked by a dog in Mobile, Alabama, there are some important that you should take following the attack.
Some of these include (but are not limited to):
In many dog bite cases, witnesses and victims can forget important details of the incident not long after it has occurred. By taking down the information of the attack as quickly as possible, you will be able to supply an attorney with relevent, accurate information that can be used against the owner of the dog, should you decide to pursue injury compensation.
While it is important to be wary of any dog that you are not familiar with, there are some certain breeds that are known for exhibiting aggressive and overly protective behaviour.
The top 5 of these types of dogs include:
Pitbull - fearless in nature, and very solid by design, pitbulls often weight 55-65 lbs and have an established reputation for mauling people and other dogs.
Rottweiler - weighing between 100-130 lbs, Rottweilers are known for their highly territorial nature, and are large enough to be a considerable threat to humans.
German Shepherd - known for their intelligence and agility, German Sherpherd dogs are a favorite of many law enforcement offices, and are fearless and confident in their actions.
Huskies - originally considered not a good guard dog, Huskies have since been prized by their owners for size (between 44-60 lbs), intelligence and high levels of energy.
Doberman Pinscher - loyal, alert and intelligent, Doberman Pinscher's are known around the world for their ability to defend property and ward off intruders.
An important tip is to never provoke a dog or stray onto property that you are not familiar with. Failure to do so may result in a serious dog attack.
At the Citrin Law Firm, our team of personal injury attorneys has experience handling dog bite lawsuits and can help you with your claim by:
After carefully reviewing the details of your case, we can help you determine the best course to take in order to obtain the MAXIMUM compensation amount that you may be entitled to.
Dog bite liability laws vary state by state, so it is important to have the help of a dog bite lawyer who understands the animal bite laws in your area. If you or a loved one has suffered from a Mobile dog bite, you may be eligible to pursue compensation for your losses, such as medical expenses, lost wages, physical pain and emotional trauma.
With decades of experience handling personal injury lawsuits, here at Citrin Law we have the knowledge, resources and determination to fight for your MAXIMUM compensation.
For more information, contact us today at 855-248-7465 - we have staff ready to take your call, and will connect you with one of our attorneys shortly after collecting some intital information about your case.
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