A dog owner should prevent his dog from hurting others. If he does not, a dog owner may be legally responsible when:
- the dog previously indicated a dangerous nature, like trying to bite a person or animal;
- the owner negligently handled or kept the dog, like leaving the dog in a condition that causes the dog to behave aggressively and be accessible to persons; or
- the owner violates a leash law and lets the dog run free.
Owners of dog already declared dangerous can also potentially face criminal charges.
Reluctance to seek injury compensation from a dog owner that is a relative, neighbor, or friend is often unfounded because:
- Compensation can be paid by the dog owner?s homeowner's insurance;
- Many claims are settled with the insurance company without a lawsuit being filed;
- Compensation can help the victim recover; especially when the victim is a child and needs surgery (initial surgery and later surgeries to reduce scar appearance) and psychological counseling; and
- Often the dog owner?especially if he is a relative, neighbor, or friend of the victim?wants his insurance company to pay the victim?s medical costs, counseling, and other damages.
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Dog Attack Causes
Examples of why dogs attack and are able to reach their victims include:
- Owner mistreatment
- Failure to proper restrain
- Failure to obey leash laws
- Failure to properly monitor
The insurance company will likely try to avoid paying you or try to pay as little as possible for your injuries. The insurance company may untruthfully argue that all dogs bite, that the incident was provoked by you, and that the owner could not have done anything to prevent the incident. The truth is that if it is foreseeable, it is usually preventable. A knowledgeable injury lawyer can help your efforts to get maximum compensation for medical treatments, surgeries, counseling, scars, and other damages.
Proving fault for a dog attack can involve many issues, including: Texas Dangerous Dog Act (Chapter 822 of the Texas Health and Safety Code) local leash laws animal behavior animal control local leash laws
- before evidence disappears, deteriorates, or is corrupted
- while witness recollections are fresh
- before you talk with the insurance company
- before the insurance company sways witnesses
I Can Help You
I will diligently work to establish your right to maximum compensation, which may include:
- Obtaining the dog bite incident report
- Interviewing witnesses and recording witness statements
- Identifying the dog owner
- Investigating the dog?s history
- Photographing the attack location
- Consulting with experts:
Animal behavior experts
Economists Investigating for local leash laws
Obtaining your medical records
No Attorney Fees Until You Recover
You do not pay for my attorney services unless and until I obtain a recovery for you. Insurance companies are in the business of handling claims. The insurance companies have learned how to place fault on injured parties and how to minimize payments. The insurance companies have hired-guns on their pay: investigators, doctors, economists, etc. I can help you level the playing field.
Your initial consultation with me is FREE. CALL NOW : 281-570-2588 or
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I am conveniently located in Kingwood, near the Kingwood Drive entrance.