If you or your child sustains injuries when a dog attacks you in Atascocita, Texas, you may be eligible to pursue recovery of compensation for the damages you suffered. At D. Miller & Associates, PLLC, our team offers free case evaluations.
Let us help you understand your legal options. Our initial consultations are always free. Call us today at 713-850-8600. A member of our team is standing by to talk to you now.
Understanding Dog Bite Cases in Texas
The attorneys from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC know how to handle all types of dog bite cases in Texas. These cases can be especially complex because Texas does not have a dog bite law. The state instead relies on either common law or personal injury laws to handle these cases.
Under outdated common law, dogs in Texas theoretically get a free bite before their owners are liable for the animal’s bad behavior. Under these laws, there must be a known history of vicious or threatening behavior before the dog’s owner is responsible for medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more after a bite incident.
Personal Injury Laws
More often than relying on the common law, we may be able to pursue damages for our clients based on the state’s personal injury and premises liability laws. We need to show the owner or caregiver of the dog acted irresponsibly, such as ignoring local leash laws, and this caused or allowed the attack to occur.
Let Us Take Legal Action on Your Behalf After an Atascocita, TX. Dog Bite
Since opening its doors in 2002, D. Miller & Associates, PLLC and founding attorney Darren A. Miller have been dedicated to ensuring every client got the support and representation they need after an accident or injury. Our staff of lawyers, investigators, medical coordinators, and paralegals have fought for — and recovered — damages for countless clients.
When we go to work for you, you can expect us to conduct a full investigation into the circumstances and facts of the dog bite. This will include:
- Collecting police reports, animal control reports, and other official documents
- Identifying, collecting, and analyzing any available evidence
- Searching for any video of the incident
- Reviewing witness statements and interviewing witnesses
- Examining the evidence to prove negligence and liability
- Enlisting the help of experts and specialists, as necessary
- Collecting your bills, receipts, and other documentation of your damages
Atascocita, Texas, is one of the fastest growing residential communities in the United States. As builders construct more neighborhoods and homes, more families and their pets interact. We expect dog bite incidents to increase as the population of Atascocita continues to grow.
With D. Miller & Associates, PLLC on your side, we will always be here to explain the next steps in the process and address your concerns. We will:
- Try to prove negligence and liability
- Protect your right to compensation by managing all communication related to your case
- Document your accident-related losses and expenses
- Take legal action on your behalf, if necessary
Call us today at 713-850-8600 for your free case evaluation. We may even be able to help you get the medical care you need, no matter if you have insurance or not.
Recoverable Damages in Dog Bite Case in Atascocita, Texa
The damages available to you, if we can reach an out-of-court settlement or win a verdict in your civil case, will vary depending on your expenses and losses. When we investigate your case, we will collect documentation of your damages and pursue compensation for them.
We calculate the fair value of your losses on a case-by-case basis, but your recoverable damages could include:
- Ambulance transportation
- Emergency department treatment
- Medical care and related costs
- Ongoing care costs
- Lost wages and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damages
- Miscellaneous related expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
Wrongful Death Damages
In rare instances, victims of dog bite injuries may pass away from trauma or infections related to the attack. If this happens to a member of your family, we can explain your options for filing for wrongful death damages. Call us today at 713-850-8600 for a complimentary case evaluation with a member of our team serving Atascocita, TX.
Texas Sets Limits on How Long We Have to Act
Under Texas law, we only have two years to take legal action against the owner of a dog who attacked you or a loved one. If we do not file a personal injury lawsuit by the end of these two years, the court will likely prevent us from doing so in the future. This means you lose the right to pursue damages for your expenses and losses in a civil case.
We encourage you to call our office as soon as possible after a dog bite incident in Atascocita, TX. A member of our team can evaluate your case for free today and help you understand your legal options.
Talk to a Dog Bite Lawyer in Atascocita, TX
If you or a loved one suffers injuries in a dog bite or dog attack in Atascocita, Texas, you may be eligible to pursue damages for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. The team from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC can fight to protect your rights and build a case on your behalf. Let us represent you and pursue the compensation you deserve.
Call us today at 713-850-8600 for your complimentary case evaluation and to talk to a member of our team about your dog bite case in Atascocita, TX.