Our affiliated dog bite lawyers represent dog bite victims as well as their families in cases throughout Texas. It is estimated that about 4.7 million dog bites happen in the U.S. every year and about 800,000 bites require medical care. If you or a loved one has been involved in a dog attack and suffered an injury, you could be entitled to receive damages for your losses. Following an injury from a dog bite, it is in your best interests to contact an aggressive and experienced member dog bite lawyer of Texas Attorney Group who have experience handling dog bite cases successfully in Texas. Our affiliated attorneys provide their clients with high-quality services.
Common Injuries from Dog Attacks
There are many kinds of wounds that can happen from a dog attack or dog bite. The following are some of the most common injuries as a result of a dog bite:
- Puncture wounds
- Abrasions, contusions or hematomas
- Dislocation or fractures
- Amputations or crush injuries
This list only refers to physical wounds. In addition to these, there is also the possibility that a victim of a dog bite may have a reaction mentally to the attack and suffer emotionally. If a young child is the victim, the possibility of a long lasting fear of animals, fear of even leaving the house as well as separation anxiety are even higher.
Scarring is another injury that can occur from a dog bite. The areas most often a target of a dog attack is in the face, to include the nose, lips, and cheeks, which causes about 44,000 injuries to the face seen in the hospitals throughout the United States each year. These types of wounds can lead to disfiguring scars that can involve lifelong consequences from both an emotional and a physical standpoint, especially in a child. In addition, facial scars as well as scars on other areas of the body may need repeated painful and costly plastic surgeries in an attempt to remove or reduce the scar.
If you or someone you love has been hurt by a dog bite, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Past and future medical bills, to also include mental health treatments
- Distress emotionally
- Loss of wages as well as decreased earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
Contact Texas Attorney Group today if you have suffered injuries from a dog attack. Our experienced member Texas dog bite lawyers are prepared to defend your legal rights when dog owners have allowed their pets to cause you or a loved one harm. When the party who was negligent refuses to take responsibility for their actions, our member attorneys have the litigation techniques needed to hold them accountable and will fight aggressively to help you receive damages.