Pit Bull Attacks Through Fence, We Win $150,000 for Our Client
Dog attacks are terrifying. They leave victims feeling helpless, hopeless and in a world of pain. Sadly, if you’re bitten by a dog, it’s often a dog you know: either a neighbor’s or a friend’s. Such was the case with our client Jose.
Jose lived next to a family with a pit bull. As with most Texas houses, a wooden fence separated their yards. One day, Jose was standing in his backyard with his own dog, Maggie, when he noticed the neighbor’s pit bull had been chewing a hole in their shared fence. Maggie went to investigate the hole when suddenly the pit burst through it and attacked her.
Jose rushed over to separate the dog fight. He managed to shove the pit bull off of Maggie, but the aggressive dog came back for him and bit his hand, partially severing a finger.
How to Handle a Dog Bite
After a dog attack, the first step is to obtain medical care. For severe wounds, go directly to the emergency room (ER). For minor wounds, you may see a family physician. No matter which route you choose, cleaning and bandaging your wounds at home may not be enough to avoid an infection, which can cause more serious health problems.
You should also gather as much information about the aggressive dog as possible. If you can, document the name and breed of the dog and of the dog owner’s name and contact information. If the animal was with a dog walker or sitter, ask for their name and information as well. Finally, we encourage you to contact a lawyer. Dog bite law in Texas is notoriously complicated, and you’ll need an experienced professional to secure the compensation you deserve.
Dog Bite Compensation
If you’ve been hurt in an unprovoked dog attack, you have a right to compensation for your injuries. In Texas, you can seek to obtain compensation for your:
- Medical Bills
- Lost Wages
- Physical Pain
- Mental Anguish
- Permanent Disfigurement
- Physical Disability
- Reduced Earning Potential
- Loss of Normal Life
It is difficult to say how much your dog bite claim may be worth without a thorough analysis of your circumstances. Dog bite claims and their resulting settlements or court rulings vary widely based on the type and extent of the injuries, the dog’s history, and the owner’s conduct.
The best way to determine the potential value of your claim is to speak with our dog bite attorneys. We’re happy to discuss the details of your case in person or over the phone. All calls are free and require zero obligation. Fill out our contact form or call us directly to get started.
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Additional Information about dog bites
Treating Dog Bites is Expensive
The average cost of treatment for a dog bite injury depends on the severity of the bite and the location of the injury. If you’ve suffered minor-to-moderate puncture wounds and lacerations, you’ll need the wounds to be thoroughly cleaned, and you may also require sutures to close the wounds. Additionally, your doctor might administer antibiotics and booster immunizations to prevent infection.
If you’ve suffered more severe wounds, you may need additional medical care, such as surgery. If you or your child suffered bites to the face, working with a plastic surgeon could be necessary to reduce scarring and disfigurement.
Seeking the proper treatment for dog bite wounds can be costly, especially if you do not have health insurance. If you had to go to the ER, you can expect to be billed thousands or sometimes even tens of thousands of dollars for the physician’s time, lab tests, medications, and various medical services.
Here at Anderson Injury Lawyers, we believe the vicious dog’s owner should be held liable for these expenses, and we are prepared to fight for that compensation on your behalf.
Dangerous and Aggressive Dogs
Texas law holds owners accountable for the actions of dangerous and aggressive dogs. According to Texas law, a dangerous dog as one that:
- Attacks an individual, unprovoked, in some place other than the dog’s enclosure, and causes injuries
- Commits an attack or other action in a place other than its enclosure, causing people to believe they will be injured
If a dog is deemed dangerous or aggressive under the law, there are steps the owner must take if they wish to keep the dog, including spaying or neutering the pet, keeping the dog appropriately restrained, fitting the dog with a muzzle whenever it’s outside of its enclosure, obtaining liability insurance, posting a dangerous dog sign on their property, and registering the dog as aggressive or dangerous.
Contact a Dallas Dog Bite Lawyer Today
Anderson Injury Lawyers has a track record of success. We've won millions of dollars for our clients over the years and have been trusted in Dallas for over 25 years. A dog bite is tragedy enough, and when you hire our firm, we work hard to make sure that the suffering ends there.
If you suffered harm in an accident or any incident caused by negligence, contact Anderson Injury Lawyers right away. We offer individualized attention, over 25 years of experience, and everything you need to get everything you deserve.
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