Vicious Dog Attacks Resulting In Wrongful Death

When a dog attacks a human, it does so out of a raw, primal instinct, whether it's driven by fear and protectiveness or a desire to hunt prey. Since many of us keep a dog as a pet which is treated and generally thought of as one of the family, it's often easy to forget that dog are animals. In my experience as Dallas-Fort Worth personal injury and wrongful death lawyer, I have handled many different dog bite and attack cases. The victims of such attacks frequently suffer terrible injuries. In the very worst dog attack cases a dog attack victim could even be killed by the vicious animal, and this is unfortunately more likely in cases where the victim is a child.

As an attorney, I have handled dog attack cases involving all sorts of dog breed, including one involving a Golden Retriever (which is usually a very docile and unaggressive breed). However, with fatal dog attacks, also known as canine homicides, a disproportionate number of such attacks are by breeds which are conventionally considered to have violent propensities. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that pit bull terriers are responsible for 32 percent of all canine homicides in the US. Rottweilers are the second most fatal breed, accounting for 19 percent of such deaths. As such, these two breeds alone account for more deadly attacks than all other breeds combined.


Losing someone you love to such a violent death is surely an incredibly traumatic experience for family members to endure. It is perfectly natural for immediate relatives to demand justice for the person whose life has been lost. At the Anderson Law Firm, our wrongful death attorneys have experience in fighting for the rights of animal attack victims and recover the full and fair compensation afforded under Texas law by making a claim against the negligent owner of the vicious dog responsible for your loved one's death.

We are able to recover compensation for any and all doctor, hospital and other medical bills for any treatment they may have received for their injuries before passing away; along with other damages typically awarded in Texas wrongful death cases.

For a free consultation with an experienced personal injury and wrongful death lawyer who will be able to discuss your personal situation in detail and help you determine your full legal rights and responsibilities, along with the true value of your case, please call us toll free at 800-354-6275 or locally at 817-294-1900. Alternatively, you can provide us some brief information online, and one of our attorneys will contact you back as soon as possible.

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