If a dog bite injured you or a loved one, we may be able to help you file a claim to recover your damages or file a lawsuit against the dog’s caregiver.
After a dog bite occurs, you may be wondering what the next steps are. After getting medical care, we can help you begin the legal process.
To schedule a free case evaluation with a dog bite accident attorney, contact us today at 713-850-8600.
We Provide Legal Assistance for All Types of Dog Bite Cases
Regardless of how your dog bite occurred, we can review your case to establish the nature of the accident and establish fault for your injuries. Some of the dog accident cases we handle in The Woodlands, Texas include:
- Non-aggressive dog bites
- Dangerous dog breeds and liability
- Dog attacks on young children
- Dog bite on someone else’s property
- Dog bite on your property
- Bites due to carelessness or negligence
If you were involved in a dog bite injury, contact D. Miller & Associates, PLLC at 713-850-8600 to set up a case review.
Who is to Blame for Your Dog Bite?
If you are injured in a dog bite accident, a dog owner or caretaker may be to blame for your injuries. An attorney can review the facts of the case to identify the at-fault party.
Some of the parties that may be liable for the accident and your injuries include:
The Dog Owner
The dog owner allowed the dog to bite the victim. The dog owner may have failed to restrain the dog or keep it pinned up.
Someone designated to exercise professional care, custody, or control over the dog such as a veterinarian, groomer, or professional dog walker.
Landlord or Property Owner
The landlord knew that the dogs were dangerous but still allowed the animals on their property.
The employer was negligent in allowing a dangerous dog at the workplace or failing to establish guidelines for pets at the workplace. As a result, you were injured.
We may be able to identify who is liable for the accident and help you pursue recovery for your damages. To set up a free case review, please call us at 713-850-8600.
How Can a Dog Bite Lawyer Help You With Your Claim?
A D. Miller & Associates, PLLC attorney can review the facts of the case to determine who is liable and help fight to recover damages for your injuries. Our legal process may include the following:
Manage Your Case & Insurance Proceedings
We can help you file a dog bite claim, gather documents, negotiate with insurance companies, and manage your case on your behalf. This includes meeting all legal requirements and guiding you through the legal process.
Gather Evidence to Build Your Case
Our firm may explore additional evidence to support your claim further. The evidence may establish liability and the value of your economic and non-economic losses.
Some types of evidence we may use include:
- Official police reports
- Testimony from eyewitnesses
- Photos of the accident and injuries
- Video surveillance
- Medical treatment records
- Proof of lost pay
Medical experts, legal experts, and other relevant witnesses can confirm the cause of your accident, as well as how it led to your injuries.
Work Toward a Settlement
If it makes sense for your case, we will work with the at-fault party’s insurance company to negotiate a settlement. Negotiations may include submitting legal documents and evidence of the fault and liability.
File a Lawsuit Against the Liable Party
If the at-fault party or the insurance company denies your claim or fails to negotiate in good faith, we can file a lawsuit to pursue recovery for your medical costs or lost wages.
Dog Bite Accident Damages You May Be Able To Recover
Estimating the value of your damages is not possible without knowing all the details of your case. Several factors will determine the extent of your recoverable damages, including how or why the dog bit you.
Some of the damages we account for when pursuing your claim include:
Hospital and Extended Care Expenses
You may be able to claim your medical bills and other related expenses including ER visits, doctor visits, rehabilitation, medications, or physical therapy.
Loss of Pay and Earning Capacity
Your injuries may have caused you to miss work, resulting in lost pay. If you are no longer able to work, you will suffer financially from the loss of income and benefits. These losses may be recovered.
Non-economic damages may include mental or emotional distress, ongoing pain and suffering, loss of consortium or loss of quality of life. In wrongful death cases, you may also claim loss of companionship or parental care.
Texas Statute of Limitations is Two Years
Texas law allows dog attack victims to file a claim within two years of the accident under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, Title 2 § 16.033.
If you fail to file a lawsuit within the timeframe, you may be ineligible to pursue a claim for your damages. Our law firm will work to file a claim before the deadline, protecting your right to recover damages.
Dog Bite Accident Legal Assistance is Available in the Woodlands, Texas
If you or a loved one suffered injuries from a dog bite in The Woodlands, Texas, a D. Miller & Associates, PLLC dog bite attorney may be able to help you file a claim and recover your losses.
To find out more, schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a dog bite attorney. Call us at 713-850-8600.