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Dog Bite Lawyer

If you were attacked by a dog due to the negligence of the dog’s owner, you may be entitled to compensation. A dog bite lawyer at the Ben Dominguez Law Firm can investigate the incident and help you pursue compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages.  At the Ben Dominguez Law Firm, our legal team knows how to investigate this type of incident to identify the liable party and prove that their negligence resulted in the attack and your subsequent damages. Let the dog bite lawyers at the Ben Dominguez Law Firm handle every aspect of your case while you focus on your recovery and moving on with your life.

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How Can a Dog Bite Attorney Help?

At the Ben Dominguez Law Firm, our dog bite attorneys can help guide you through every step of the legal process, from filing paperwork to negotiating with the insurance company.

Our legal team can also help by:

Who Can Be Held Liable for a Dog Attack?

Injuries sustained in a dog bite incident can require ongoing medical treatment and multiple surgeries. After being attacked by a dog, the dog owner’s homeowner’s insurance provider can be held liable for damages. If the dog’s owner does not have homeowner’s insurance, your dog bite lawyer can file a lawsuit against them and hold them directly responsible for all dog-bite related damages.

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What Damages Am I Entitled to After a Dog Bite?

The amount of compensation you’re entitled to can depend on the severity of your injuries, how much time you missed at work, and more. 

In some cases, dog bite victims may be entitled to the following types of damages:

What Are Common Dog Bite Injuries?

Dogs have sharp teeth that can cause puncture wounds, which might be deep and prone to infection.

This damage can potentially lead to long-term impairment or loss of function.

Lacerations/ Tears

An animal attack can cause cuts and tears in the skin, which may require stitches or surgical repair.

Fractures

Severe bites might cause fractures or breaks in bones

Infections

Dog bites are susceptible to infection, which can result in conditions like cellulitis or, in extreme cases, rabies.

Scarring and Disfigurement

Severe bites may cause permanent scarring or disfigurement. These injuries often require cosmetic or reconstructive surgery.

Psychological Effects

Being attacked by a dog can lead to psychological trauma, resulting in anxiety, fear, and other symptoms associated with PTSD.

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What Are Texas Dog Bite Laws Every Dog Owner Should Know?

Dog bite laws in Texas include:

"One Bite" Rule

Texas follows a “one bite” rule. This rule means that the dog owner might not be held liable for the first bite the dog inflicts on someone if there’s no prior history of aggression or knowledge of the dog’s dangerous tendencies.

Strict Liability

A dog owner can be held responsible for damages if their dog injures someone, either by biting or attacking, and is known to be dangerous or vicious.

What is Comparative Negligence?

Comparative negligence means that if the injured person shares some fault in the incident, their compensation might be reduced by their percentage of fault.

What is the Statute of Limitations for Dog Bite Incidents?

In Texas, the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit related to a dog bite or dog-related injury is generally two years from the date of the incident. Failure to file a lawsuit within this time frame means you will be unable to pursue compensation for your injuries or other losses. At the Ben Dominguez Law Firm, our dog bite lawyers will ensure all paperwork is filed correctly and on time.

What to Do After Being Bitten By a Dog

If you were bitten by a dog, you must act quickly to protect your health and your legal claim.

Seek Medical Attention

If you sustained a severe dog bite seek immediate medical attention. Call 911 or head to the nearest emergency room. Even a minor bite can become infected, so it’s important to clean and treat the wound promptly.

Identify the Dog’s Owner

Try to identify the dog’s owner. Obtain the owner’s name, contact information, and any information about the dog, including its rabies vaccination status. If the owner isn’t available at the time of the incident, gather information from any witnesses.

Report the Attack

Report the incident to animal control or law enforcement. Provide details regarding the incident, the dog, and the dog’s owner. This will create an official record of the incident.

Document the Scene

Take photos of the scene where the attack occurred. Take photos of the dog, any visible injuries, and the surroundings. Doing so can help your dog bite attorney prove liability.

Gather Evidence

Gather evidence related to the attack, such as torn clothing, bloodied items, and other evidence.

Follow Medical Advice

Follow any treatment instructions and take prescriptions given by your doctor. Make it to all follow-up appointments.

Contact a Dog Bite Attorney

If you believe the dog’s owner was negligent, speak with a dog bite attorney as soon as possible. They can provide legal advice, assess the situation, and help you pursue compensation for medical expenses and other damages.

Contact Us Today!

If you were involved in a dog bite incident, contact the Ben Dominguez Law Firm today. Our dog bite lawyers can help you pursue the compensation you’re owed and hold the negligent dog bite owner responsible for the harm you have suffered.

At the Ben Dominguez Law Firm, our legal team will work tirelessly to help you obtain the justice and compensation you deserve. Contact us today to learn more.

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