A dog attack can be frightening. Not only do dog attacks cause physical injuries, but they can also cause lasting psychological trauma. If a dog bit you, a San Antonio dog bite injury attorney can help. Dog bites are serious and can even lead to death.
Typical dog bite injuries include:
Children are frequent victims of dog attacks, but adults can suffer serious injury as well. Dog bite injuries can also lead to severe infections. Dog bite infection symptoms can take one to fourteen days to develop, making prompt medical treatment critical.
Our San Antonio Dog Bite Injury Lawyers can help ensure you get the compensation you deserve for the urgent medical care you need.
When a dog attacks and bites someone, the owner of the dog might be found negligent. A negligent dog owner is responsible and liable for the injuries caused by their dog. Each case is unique, and our San Antonio Dog Bite Injury Lawyers can help you understand your rights. Not all dog bites can be prevented, but owners are responsible for minimizing the chances of an attack.
Texas has something called the “one bite rule.” This essentially means that a dog owner gets one strike and isn’t usually held responsible for their dog’s first offense.
But there are situations where a dog owner might be liable for their dog’s “first bite”:
Dog bite cases can be complex, and each situation is unique. Our San Antonio Dog Bite Injury Lawyers can help you understand your rights and options after a dog attack. If you were injured in a dog attack, call Thompson Law for a free evaluation today.
According to the CDC:
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 43,215 people underwent reconstructive surgery after being bitten by a dog in 2019. Compared to other dog breeds responsible for attacks in the US, pit bull terriers had five times the rate of surgical intervention.
From 2005 to 2017, the ten most dangerous dog breeds in the U.S. were:
Statistics show that pit bulls are far more likely to be involved in a fatal attack than any other dog breed in the US. Rottweilers are a distant second place, with pit bulls responsible for six times as many fatalities.
Our San Antonio Dog Bite injury lawyers can help if you were injured in a dog attack. We understand that many dog bite victims feel bad about filing a lawsuit because they know the dog owner personally. But it is important to remember that most dog bite cases get compensation directly from the dog owner’s homeowner’s insurance.
Quality medical treatment is essential for dog bite victims. Not only can dog bites cause serious injuries, but they can also lead to dangerous infections if not properly treated. In some cases, reconstructive surgery or occupational therapy is required. These instances can generate a lot of medical bills, not to mention emotional trauma.
Call Thompson Law today to discuss your case for free. Our San Antonio dog bite injury lawyers are available 24/7 to help make things right.
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