Dog Bite statistics nationwide are alarming. Nearly 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs each year and 50% of dog bite fatalities are children under 10 years old. Vicious dogs are an extremely serious and growing problem in many communities in Alabama.
Animals (most often dogs) that have not been properly restrained are a hazard to the health and safety of people who come in contact with them, including delivery people, mail carriers, and children. This has led many towns and cities to enact leash laws that require owners to keep their dogs on a leash in public. Children are the most frequent victims of animal attacks; 60% of dog bite victims are small children. They are also the victims most likely to suffer fatal injuries. If the child dog bite victim survives, he or she is often left with debilitating scars and disfigurement.
Any dog bite is serious. Puncture wounds easily become infected, leading to permanent scars. Because of the depth of the wound, it can cause nerve damage and long-term loss of feeling or function. Many Alabama communities have leash laws requiring owners to leash their dogs. At the personal injury law firm of Lewis, Feldman, and Lehane in Birmingham our attorneys represent people in Birmingham, Homewood, Mountain Brook and throughout Alabama who have been attacked by dogs while riding their bike, running or walking, or delivering packages or mail. Our dog bite lawyers are dedicated to ensuring our clients obtain the compensation they are due, and that dangerous dogs are not free to attack again.
In a recent case that our personal injury law firm handled, a UPS deliveryman suffered serious dog bite injuries from a dog that had bitten a FedEx driver just the month before! The dog owner MUST be held accountable for negligence so unnecessary injuries do not happen again. The next time, a child could be injured.
If you or a loved one has suffered a dog bite, please schedule a free consultation and case evaluation by calling the Birmingham personal injury law firm of Lewis, Feldman & Lehane, LLC locally at 205-254-3927, toll free at 888-295-7409 or completing our contact form. We’re the dog bite lawyers serving Birmingham, Mountain Brook, Homewood and the surrounding Alabama communities who can help you receive the justice you deserve.