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Dog Bite Defense

The attorneys at Slaten Law, P.C., represent homeowners and business liability insurance companies facing dog bite and other animal attack claims. Our team includes lawyers who are skilled using alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods, including arbitration and mediation.

When ADR is not an effective solution, our team is prepared to provide skilled guidance throughout a lawsuit. Our team brings more than 100 years of combined litigation experience to the courtroom. We have a thorough understanding of insurance law and are equipped to provide representation to insurance companies facing litigation.

Comprehensive Understanding Of Alabama’s Dog Bite Laws

In Alabama, dog owners are typically liable for any injuries caused by their dog if the following criteria are met:

  • The injured person did not provoke the dog.
  • The injured person was not trespassing on the dog owner’s property.
  • The injured person was either on the dog owner’s property or was chased off the property by the dog.

If liability is present, dog owners will be liable for the actual costs of the injury, including medical expenses and lost wages. This is true regardless if the owner knew that the dog might be aggressive. Dog owners are liable for punitive damages or statutory damages only if they knew the dog was aggressive prior to the attack.

-No matter how complex an insurance defense case may be, the lawyers at Slaten Law, P.C., have experience successfully defending the most complex dog bite claims. Our attorneys have a comprehensive understanding of insurance law, allowing us to implement strong defense strategies that limit insurers’ liability to what is due under Alabama law.

Limiting Insurers’ Liability After A Dog Bite

If you are facing a claim stemming from a dog bite, our attorneys will provide prompt service from our office in Montgomery. To learn more about our services, complete our contact form or call our law firm at 334-328-3894.