Dog bites are painful and terrifying. Victims may need reconstructive surgery and even then, may be disfigured or disabled. It takes time to feel better after a dog bite or animal attack. If you cannot work right now, you may not be getting a regular paycheck. This can make it impossible to receive the care you need to move on with your life.
A dog bite lawyer serving Rosenberg, TX can tell you if you qualify for financial recovery from the dog’s owner. An injury lawyer with D. Miller & Associates, PLLC can file a claim with the owner’s insurance company. You should not have to deal with an insurance adjuster while you are recuperating. Please call 713-850-8600 for a free case evaluation to see if you are entitled to recovery.
Medical Care First, Then Call a Dog Bite Lawyer Serving Rosenberg
If you were bitten or attacked by a dog, please get medical care at once. According to the Mayo Clinic, you could risk a serious infection or be exposed to rabies. Rabies is a rare but deadly virus that is spread from the saliva of infected animals. Any bite or attack that breaks the skin must receive prompt treatment. Be sure to follow your medical provider’s recommendations for wound care to avoid infection.
You could be entitled to financial recovery if we can prove the dog owner’s negligence led to the attack.
Depending on your injuries and expenses, you could recover damages such as:
- Urgent or emergency care
- Lab work, immunizations, and prescriptions
- Lost pay
- Rehabilitative therapy
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
The dog’s owner may deny responsibility for the attack or accuse you of provoking the animal. That is why you should consult a dog bite lawyer serving Rosenberg. Our lawyers understand the complex statutes that protect dog bite victims. We can pursue recovery if you qualify. Please call D. Miller & Associates, PLLC at 713-850-8600 for a free case evaluation.
A Dog Bite Lawyer Serving Rosenberg Defends Your Rights and Seeks Recovery
A dog bite lawyer from our firm will seek financial recovery for you on a contingency basis. D. Miller & Associates, PLLC has the staff and resources to investigate the circumstances of the dog bite and asses your injuries. If possible, give us the following information to strengthen your claim:
- A detailed account of the attack, including where you were, what you were doing, and how the attack occurred.
- Names and phone numbers of witnesses who saw the attack or were able to take a video or pictures.
- Note any earlier encounters you had with the dog.
- Take photographs of your injuries, torn clothes, or any other physical evidence of the attack.
- Make copies of any correspondence you have from the dog owner’s insurance company.
During your free case evaluation, we will ask for your permission to speak with your healthcare provider. It is essential that we have the correct medical information. We will use this information to seek recovery. To learn more, please call D. Miller & Associates, PLLC at 713-850-8600 for a free case evaluation.
Proving Negligence in a Dog Bite or Animal Attack
In a dog bite claim or personal injury lawsuit, it is up to the plaintiff (you) to prove that the dog’s owner did not take reasonable care to prevent the attack.
“Reasonable care” can include obeying leash laws and not allowing an animal to roam freely. Our dog bite lawyers have helped clients recover damages through the dog owner’s liability insurance coverage. Another possibility is filing a personal injury lawsuit. You should know your legal options. Texas has a two-year statute of limitations for injury claims.
There are several ways to show that a dog’s owner did not uphold a duty of care to prevent the dog bite. A few examples of negligence include:
- The dog has bitten other people and/or other animals or livestock.
- The owner did not follow local leash laws and the dog was running loose.
- The dog’s owner did not have the dog properly and securely contained at their residence.
A dog owner who does not take reasonable measures to protect people should be held accountable. To learn more, please call us. D. Miller & Associates, PLLC invites you to call for a free case evaluation at 713-850-8600.
Legal Protection from Known “Dangerous Dogs”
You could receive financial recovery if your bite was caused by a dog that is known to be dangerous or vicious. Texas has a “strict liability” rule for a dangerous dog attack. Under Texas law, a dog owner who does not take reasonable care in preventing an attack could face criminal charges.
“Lillian’s Law” (named after Mrs. Lillian Stiles who lost her life in an attack by multiple dogs) holds owners accountable for dogs with a history of aggression and violence. Our team can help determine if the dog that bit you was “dangerous.”