Mobile, AL dog bite lawyer Dean Waite - a name you can trust to fight for your rights
Dogs in Alabama might be viewed as a person's best friend - until a dog bites you or a loved one. In a flash, you or your spouse, your son or daughter might need emergency medical care or even surgery due to a vicious dog attack.
Mobile, Alabama dog bite attorney Dean Waite understands how frustrating and complicated these types of personal injury cases can be. If you need legal help, we're here for you. Don't hesitate ... Call Dean Waite. He can handle the red tape, insurance companies and other details of your case so you can focus on recovering or helping your loved one get through a difficult ordeal.
Dean Waite knows what evidence to look for, what questions to ask and how to compile that information into a compelling legal case.
How can attorney Waite help me with my Alabama dog bite claim?
At Dean Waite & Associates, LLC, we take a comprehensive approach designed to maximize compensation for dog attack victims. This is especially important if you or a loved one needs on-going medical care or future medical procedures to address your dog bite injuries.
Hold dog owners responsible for their actions. Contact us immediately. Call (866) 434-5840 for a free case evaluation. We can meet with you in our Mobile, Alabama office, your home or your hospital room. Whatever works best for you. You decide.
FAQs about dog bites
You might have questions after a dog attack, but finding accurate information can often be a challenge. To assist you, we have compiled some of the most frequently asked questions about dog bites, along with honest answers from a source you can trust - attorney Dean Waite.
- Are dog bites common?
- What are the most dangerous dog breeds?
- What are common dog bite injuries?
- What is Alabama's dog bite law?
- Can I file a dog bite lawsuit in Alabama?
- What should I do if I know the owner of the dog that attacked me?
Yes. Dogs bite more than 4.5 million people nationwide every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Of those dog bite victims, more than 885,000 people receive emergency medical treatment on average every year.
What are the most dangerous dog breeds?
There's much debate over exactly what type of dogs can be the most dangerous dogs. Based on various statistics compiled by different organizations, some of the most dangerous dog breeds include:
- Pit bulls
- Doberman Pinchers
- German Shepherds
What are common dog bite injuries?
When dogs attack adults or children, they often bite the face, arms or legs of injury victims. As a result, some of the most common dog bite injuries and medical issues associated with dog attacks include:
- Lacerations or punctures to the face
- Nerve damage
- Infected wounds
- Broken bones
- Psychological trauma
What is Alabama's dog bite law?
Alabama's dog bite laws can be confusing to someone who is not an attorney, especially if you or a loved one has never been bitten before by a dog. Like some other states, Alabama has the "one bite rule," which states that dog owners cannot be held financially responsible the first time a dog bites another person, unless that dog is considered a dangerous breed. But even this law can be open to interpretation depending on the circumstances of your dog attack, which is why it's important to hire an experienced lawyer.
Can I file a dog bite lawsuit in Alabama?
Yes. Filing a dog bite lawsuit in Alabama might be the best way to secure financial compensation for your dog attack. But just because you can file a lawsuit does not mean you should do so. Many other legal options exist. Most cases do settle outside of court. As your attorney, Dean Waite can meet with you and discuss each available option. That way, you can make an informed decision and we can help you achieve your goals.
What should I do if I know the owner of the dog that attacked me?
You're at a friend or family member's house and get bitten by a dog. You don't want to spoil your relationship, but you also need to get compensation to pay for the dog bite related expenses.
You don't have to make a choice between being compensated or keeping a friend. We can work with you and help you do both things. That's because in most cases, we deal directly with the dog owner's insurance company. Typically, a homeowner's insurance policy will cover a dog attack.
Allow us to handle all the red tape associated with your dog attack. We're ready and eager to work with you and help your family move forward with your lives. Dog attacks can be vicious. Dealing with your friends or neighbors doesn't have to be. We can help. Contact us right now.