Most of us go our entire lifetimes without ever meeting a truly bad dog. However, if you are someone who has recently been attacked by a dog, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help you heal. Please read on and reach out to our knowledgeable Texas personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through the claims process.
What should I do after being bitten by a dog?
If you were bitten by a dog, you should first call the police, who will report the accident and send an ambulance to take you to a hospital. Additionally, take pictures of your wounds, ask the dog owner for his/her information, and ask anyone who witnessed your accident for their contact information. Finally, retain the services of an experienced Texas personal injury attorney who knows how to satisfy the burden of proof to win you the compensation you need.
Can I sue someone for a dog bite in Texas?
In many cases, the answer to this question is yes. If you can prove that you were injured as a direct result of a dog owner’s negligence, there is a very good chance you will be able to sue that dog owner. One example of dog owner negligence includes failing to keep their dog on a leash, especially if that dog has a history of violence. That being said, if you provoked the attack in some way, you will most likely not be allowed to sue the dog owner for your injuries. For example, if you were trespassing, or were teasing the dog, you may not have a valid personal injury claim. However, if you or your child were wrongly attacked by a dog, we may sue to recover compensation for your medical bills, the cost of lost wages, and, in some cases, we may even set up a future educational trust or annuity for your child because of injuries sustained in the attack.
Keep in mind, however, that after a dog attack, you must file a personal injury claim in accordance with Texas’s statute of limitations. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas is, generally, two years, you must ensure you file your claim within two years from the date of your accident. We are ready to begin the claims process on your behalf today–all you have to do is ask.
Contact our experienced Texas firm
There are few things more jarring and disturbing than being wrongly injured in an accident. Our firm understands how difficult it can be to recuperate after a serious accident, which is why we are here to help you through the legal process, every step of the way. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident due to another party’s negligence, you need a skilled attorney on your side. Contact J. Chad Parker, PLLC today for an attorney who is ready to fight for the compensation you deserve.