Are You the Victim of a Dog Bite in Texas?
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In the past eight years, Texas has led the nation in fatal dog bites, with Harris County dominating those statistics! As a Houston-based law firm which is located in Harris County, these numbers are disturbing.
While pit bulls have been responsible for the great majority of these cases, with the Rottweiler as a distant second culpable breed, we hesitate to target the dogs as the culprits in these fatalities. Rather, as attorneys in the state of Texas, we believe most of these incidents have occurred as a result of owner negligence and want to help you bring these people to justice in any way we can.
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Texas Laws Regarding Dog Bites
Most dog bite cases occur because the owner negligently allows the dog to roam at large in the neighborhood, or because the owner fails to warn a visiting guest that the dog may have a propensity to attack. Injuries caused by dog attacks can vary greatly from puncture wounds to the leg or arm, to bites to the face requiring plastic reconstruction. Victims of dog attacks are entitled to seek compensation for medical expense; pain and suffering; financial loss due to inability to maintain employment; permanent impairments, disfigurement; mental anguish, post-traumatic stress disorder; and in an extreme case involving a fatality, family members can bring a claim for wrongful death .
Although not completely exclusive, factors that should be considered when evaluating an owner’s liability for a dog attack include:
- Has the dog in fact bitten someone previously?
- Did the owner know the dog was dangerous?
- Did the owner ignore any public safety laws requiring that the dog be leashed?
- Did the owner provoke the dog’s behavior by torturing the animal in any way?
Don’t Delay! Call Us Now Before Time Runs Out!
If you have been impacted by a dog bite that has affected your physical, psychological, emotional or behavioral life, including financial loss due to medical expenses or other ongoing distress, it is essential that you consult with a highly competent personal injury attorney who can advise you and possibly move forward with your case. Since you may have limited time to make such a claim due to prevailing Texas Statutes of Limitations, it is important to call right away. Contact Joel A. Gordon & Associates today for your Free Consultation so you can learn the true scope of your rights.
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At Joel A. Gordon & Associates we use all available resources to help our client’s obtain compensation for their injuries. The video animation attached is a recreation of a pit bull attack that occurred to one of our clients. The case settled with the insurance company paying the liability policy limits.
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