COMPENSATION FOR DOG BITES
A dog attack can be a scary and life-altering event that may result in serious disfigurement. In addition to the physical scaring, such an attack is sure to leave emotional scares as well. If you’ve been bitten by a dog, an experienced lawyer can help you protect your rights and recover maximum financial compensation.
While many of us own and love dogs, not all dog owners are responsible. This leaves some dogs without the proper training and socialization needed for safe handling. If a dog owner knows their dog is aggressive and they refuse to take any precautions, dog bites are likely to occur.
The unfortunate truth is that dog bites are a common problem. The Center of Disease Control estimates that there are approximately 4.5 million dog bites each year and 800,000 of those will require medical attention. This means that about 1 out of 73 people suffered an attack from a dog. Beyond the physical pain and trauma, dog bites will create a financial burden, often resulting in medical bills, counseling, and lost wages, causing a snowball effect of difficulties.
In Texas, a dog owner is liable for any cost associated with an attack by their animal. This includes medical bills, pain and suffering, disfigurement, lost wages, etc. Texas has strict laws when it comes to dog bites. If an owner knew their dog was aggressive and didn’t take precaution to protect the public, then the owner is responsible for your damages. However, proving an owner was aware of their dog’s aggression can be difficult.
This is where an experienced dog bite attorney comes in. We understand the law and how to start building a case to prove the dog owner’s negligence. We will investigate the facts, gather evidence, and help to prove that the owner is responsible for all of your injuries.
Have you or a loved one have been bitten by a dog?
If you have been attacked by a dog, you may be entitled to compensation for your physical and emotional injuries. At Koch Law Firm we are experienced with dog bite injuries and understand the complexities of these cases. If you have been injured, don’t hesitate to call us. Contact Koch Law Firm for a free case evaluation and learn how to protect your rights.