Euless Dog Bite Attorneys
Helping Clients Collect Damages
Dog attacks can not only cause severe physical injuries, but they can also result in emotional and psychological damage to both the victim and those who witnessed the event. If you or a loved one has been bitten or attacked by a dog, your first priority should be to seek medical attention. A high rate of dog bites become infected and may require professional medical treatment. After you have sought medical help, you should begin thinking about consulting a dog bite lawyer to recover damages from the incident.
At The Wolf of Law Street, we understand that not all dog bites are preventable, but any animal owner can take precautions to mitigate the factors that lead to severe dog bites. Often times these attacks occur when a dog has been neglected or abused, increasing the chances of an attack. No one should neglect any animal to the extent that it may attack another human being. We will fight tirelessly for a positive outcome for you in your dog bite lawsuit. Contact us right away at (972) 573-4532 if you believe you are owed damages from a negligent dog owner.
What Injuries Can be Caused by a Dog Attack?
Dogs are powerful animals, and even small dogs can cause painful damage to the person they attack. The injury itself may consist of some of the following:
- Disfigurement of the face
- Nerve damage
- Eye damage
- Infections, including rabies
- Amputations such as fingers and nose
- Traumatic brain injury
- Breaking of bones, including from falling during the attack
Physical injury is not the only consequence of a dog attack. Many dog bite victims experience trauma and distress that lingers with them for years after the incident. Family members who witnessed a loved one get attacked by a dog can also have long-term emotional trauma.
These injuries can be expensive, not only because of the medical treatment required but also if you have missed work or are unable to continue in your profession because of the injuries you sustained. A negligent owner is responsible for covering these expenses because their actions led to the attack. Our attorneys know how to create a strong case that will get you the full compensation you deserve, no matter what your injuries are. Contact us today to discuss the details of your dog attack in a free consultation.
How Much Compensation Can I Receive in My Dog Bite Lawsuit?
Under state law in Texas, dog owners are responsible for the actions of their animals in most cases. However, this depends on certain factors, such as the owner’s knowledge of the dog’s temperament prior to the attack, whether the owner was present, and what they did or did not do when the attack occurred.
Many people believe that Texas has a “one bite” rule that frees the owner from responsibility for the dog bite if it is the first time the dog has attacked a person. However, some circumstances may lead to the owner being responsible for the attack, even if it is the dog’s first time. For example, if the dog was living under conditions that triggered the attack, that would lead to the owner being held responsible.
If you are injured by a dog and have a reasonable case against the owner, you could recover both economic and non-economic damages.
Economic Damages from a Dog Bite
Economic damages are those that can be quantified or counted. They are costs that are represented by receipts such as medical bills, lost income, therapy, or surgeries. This category also includes lost income and loss of future earning ability.
This kind of compensation is harder to prove. It includes items such as emotional distress, anxiety, pain, suffering, and psychological damage. While non-economic damages are more difficult to quantify, they are equally important in your lawsuit. Talented attorneys like those at The Wolf of Law Street are capable of achieving the full compensation you are due, so reach out to us today.
What Should I Do if I’m Bitten by a Dog?
When you have suffered injuries from a dog attack, your priority is to treat your injuries appropriately. Cleaning any cuts is extremely important to prevent infection. Remember that adrenaline can make a serious wound seem insignificant at first, so even if you don’t think your injuries are serious, you should consider getting checked out by a doctor. If you don’t have medical insurance, please reach out to us at The Wolf of Law Street as we can make sure you get the medical care you need.
Aside from treating your wounds physically, you need to be sure you have professional legal help to seek justice against the individuals responsible for the dog that harmed you. Contacting an experienced, determined dog bite lawyer can ensure that you recover the damages you are owed.
Can Our Dog Bite Lawyers Help You?
When you or a loved one are attacked by a dog, you may be afraid for their safety and wellbeing. After getting proper medical treatment, please reach out to our outstanding legal team to find out what legal recourse you have against the owner of the dog who attacked you. You deserve justice, including compensation for the pain and suffering caused by the negligence of the dog’s owner. We understand your pain, and we will not rest until you see the results you want from your dog bite lawsuit. We have helped dozens of clients in the Euless area achieve positive results in their cases, giving us the experience and knowledge to help you. We take pride in investigating thoroughly every detail of our clients’ cases to build the strongest case possible. Reach out to us for a free consultation today at (972) 573-4532.