San Antonio Dog Bite Injury Lawyers

San Antonio Dog Bite Injury Attorneys Help You Understand Your Rights

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:

  • Head and neck injuries
  • Facial injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Puncture wounds
  • Broken bones
  • Eye injuries
  • Scars
  • Emotional trauma

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. A dog bite injury lawyer can help ensure you get the compensation you deserve for the urgent medical care you need.

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What Is Dog Owner Negligence?

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 a dog bite attorney 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”:

  • The dog was not correctly leashed in an area with leash laws
  • The dog was not contained within the owner’s property
  • The owner did not exercise reasonable control over their dog
  • The owner was aware of their dog’s violent tendencies but did not protect others
  • The dog was left alone with small children

Dog bite cases can be complex, and each situation is unique. A San Antonio dog bite lawyer 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.

Dog Bite Statistics

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. 

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We provide dog bite victims with dedicated and tenacious legal representation, ensuring that you get fair value for your claim. Our San Antonio dog bite injury lawyers will build a strong case with supporting evidence so that you recover the money that you deserve.

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What Are the Most Dangerous Dog Breeds?

From 2005 to 2017, the ten most dangerous dog breeds in the U.S. were:

  • Pit Bull: 284 fatal attacks
  • Rottweiler: 45 fatal attacks
  • German Shepherd: 20 fatal attacks
  • Mixed Breed: 17 fatal attacks
  • American Bulldog: 15 fatal attacks
  • Mastiff/Bullmastiff: 14 fatal attacks
  • Husky: 13 fatal attacks
  • Unknown: 11 fatal attacks
  • Labrador/Retriever: 9 fatal attacks
  • Boxer: 7 fatal attacks

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.

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Contact An Experienced San Antonio Dog Bite Injury Lawyer Today

A San Antonio personal injury lawyer 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 personal injury attorneys are available 24/7 to help make things right. 

 

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Thompson Law offers free case reviews to every potential client so we can help you determine the best legal approach to pursue. We receive no attorney fees and you pay no legal expenses unless you get compensated for your accident.

Thompson Law’s personal injury lawyers and their legal teams treat every client with respect, empathy, and compassion. We understand that there is no one-size-fits-all approach, as every case is unique and different. Our firm won 10 of the top 50 settlements in Texas in 2020, including the 2nd and 3rd largest personal injury settlements in the State. We can help you, too.

State law limits the time to file a claim following a personal injury accident. If you have been injured, call now for the help you need.