If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog due to a careless pet owner, whats happened to you is unacceptable. When you're facing medical bills, lost wages and catastrophic injuries, the Fort Worth dog bite lawyers at Stephens, Anderson & Cummings is ready to stand in your corner.
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Dog Bite Laws in Texas
The state of Texas is considered a "one-bite law" state. What this means is that a dog bite victim can only receive compensation if the at-fault dog has already bitten someone else in the past or if the dog was known to be a dangerous animal.
It is also important to note that the owner of the dog may also be held liable if he/she has violated the one-bite law - an example woudl be if they did not have the dog on a leash.
As an dog bite victim, you may be eligible to claim damages if it can be proven that the dog owner was negligent. This means that there must be sufficient proof that the owner failed to protect other people from their dog - when the owner knew it was dangerous.
However, the owner of the dog can also claim that the victim provoked the dog into attacking.
An experienced dog bite lawyer at Stephens, Anderson & Cummings can help to review the details of your claim and determine if you have grounds to file a lawsuit.
Common Dog Bite Injuries
The injuries an individual sustains can vary and depend on the type of attack that happened, what provoked the attack and who the victim was.
Some types of dog bite injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Puncture wounds
- Nerve damage
Children and older adults are much more susceptible to suffering serious injuries. Additionally, it is important that victims seek medical treatment immediately to prevent infection and to determine if a rabies vaccination is necessary.
Contact our Fort Worth Dog Bite Lawyers Today
At Stephens, Anderson & Cummings, our personal injury lawyers have helped many families deal with dog bite injury claims. When you or someone you care about has been hurt, you need someone on your side who will be an advocate for your rights.
Our attorneys can provide comprehensive legal advice and answer all your questions. That last thing you should worry about is dealing with an insurance company and paperwork. When you choose Stephens, Anderson & Cummings, you can rest assured that your dog bite injury claim is being taken care of.