As dog bite lawyers, we have seen evidence of horrific dog attacks that left victims disfigured, disabled, and in severe emotional distress.
Dog owners who do not protect others from an attack should be held accountable. A dog bite lawyer with D. Miller & Associates, PLLC will defend your rights and pursue financial recovery for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other losses.
Please call (713) 850-8600 for your free case evaluation.
Get Medical Care Immediately After a Dog Bite
Dogs may transfer serious and even fatal infections through blood and saliva. That is why you should seek immediate medical care. Be sure to follow your healthcare provider’s recommendations for wound care, prescriptions, and rest.
After you have seen your doctor or a medical professional, call a dog bite lawyer serving Brookshire. You have the right to seek legal action including potential recovery for your harms and losses. A dog bite lawyer will protect your rights and find the best course of action to get you the recovery to which you may be entitled.
Why You Should Contact a Dog Bite Lawyer
Some people are reluctant to consult an attorney for a dog bite. Perhaps they know the dog’s owner and do not want them to pay out of pocket for injuries. You should know that in most cases, a lawyer will seek financial recovery from the dog owner’s insurance policy, with little personal monetary impact. Seeking recovery is your legal right as a plaintiff.
In some situations, filing an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit is the most effective way to motivate a dog owner to take responsibility for a potentially vicious or dangerous animal.
We understand that you may not be well and suffering from both physical and emotional injuries. A dog bite lawyer will take care of seeking financial recovery while you rest and recuperate. Call (713) 850-8600 for a free case evaluation from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC.
Financial Recovery for Medical Costs and Other Damages
A dog bite lawyer with our firm will build a strong claim to send to the dog owner’s insurance adjuster. We will work to negotiate a settlement, but we are not afraid to step into the courtroom if we cannot reach a settlement that is acceptable for you. Under Texas law, you have two years from the date of the attack to file a personal injury lawsuit.
We will aggressively pursue the financial recovery to which you may be entitled for damages such as:
- Emergency or urgent care
- Prescriptions and other medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
A dog bite lawyer with our firm is ready to help you with your case.
Texas Dog Bite Liability Laws Are Complex
We recommend that you call D. Miller & Associates, PLLC for a free case evaluation. It is challenging to seek financial recovery on your own. It is not as simple as filing an insurance claim for medical bills.
A dog bite lawyer serving Brookshire will:
- Assess your injuries and damages for a proper valuation of your losses including economic and noneconomic damages.
- Secure evidence and expert testimony (if necessary) to prove the owner’s liability.
- Negotiate with the defendant’s insurance adjuster or lawyer.
- Take your case to court if necessary.
- Pursue financial recovery on your behalf.
How an Attorney Shows Liability in a Dog Bite Case
Some dog owners will deny any responsibility for the attack and may even try to partly blame you for provoking the animal. The dog owner has a right to hire an attorney of their choosing. That is why you should not hesitate to consult a dog bite lawyer who will protect your rights as a victim.
“Duty of Care” in a Dog Bite Claim
Dog owners have several responsibilities to help ensure public safety. They are supposed to follow Texas leash laws (80 (R) HB1355) and not allow their animals to roam freely. A dog bite lawyer will argue that the dog owner owed you a duty of care to take reasonable action to prevent the dog from biting you.
A dog bite lawyer will show that the owner breached this duty of care for some reason, such as:
- Not using a leash or harness, in violation of local ordinances
- Not following a homeowner’s association rule or local statute that requires securing dogs in a fenced yard
- Bringing a dog where prohibited
- Witnessing the attack without trying to stop it
This can be an effective way of showing liability to get you the financial recovery you may be entitled to receive.
Let Our Team Help You Today
Recovering from a dog bite can be difficult. You do not need the added pressure of holding the dog owner liable for your injuries. Let us help. Please call a dog bite lawyer serving Brookshire from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC today at (713) 850-8600 for a complimentary case evaluation before the statute of limitations under Texas law passes.
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