Wrongful deaths in Alabama: Maulings and your rights

If you’ve suffered a personal injury or lost a loved one in Alabama due to an unleashed animal, you may have a case against the owner. This is particularly true if you’ve lost a loved one to a mauling. Dog bites can be very serious, and the dog as well as the owner need to be held accountable for the pain and suffering they’ve caused you and your family.

When owners know they have a vicious or dangerous dog at home, there are certain things they should be doing to prevent injury. The dog should be leashed and trained, and if all else fails, the animal should be put down to prevent dangerous situations. Unfortunately, not all owners want to control their dangerous animals, and that can be an accident waiting to happen.

If a person’s dog gets loose and chases or mauls a child or family member, they could face serious diseases like rabies or be at risk of bleeding to death or suffering from infections. The medical bills that can add up trying to save a person after a serious animal attack can just add to the frustration of the death of your loved one, but with help, you may be able to hold the owner liable and get the compensation you deserve.

Any dog is capable of causing you or your loved ones harm. They don’t have to be on vicious breed lists or even look dangerous. When a dog reacts aggressively to you or your child, it’s important to be aware and to remove yourselves from the situation; sadly, there isn’t always time to do so. Please visit our wrongful death page if you want to know more about what you can do after this kind of tragic situation takes place.

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