Injury Claims for
Animal Attacks & Injuries

Injury Claims for Animal Attacks & Injuries

Attacked by an animal, you may have grounds for a
personal injury claim against the animal's owner.
Attacked by an animal, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim against the animal's owner.

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    Dog Bite Claims

    If you were attacked or bitten by an animal, you may have grounds for a
    personal injury claim against the animal's owner.
    If you were attacked or bitten by an animal, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim against the animal's owner.
     

    Dog Bite & Animal Attack Cases Based on Negligence

    Dogs are some of our best companions, bringing endless joy and love into our lives. However, it’s important to remember that dogs are still animals and can act instinctually in some cases, leading to a dog bite injury.

    Dog attacks can result in serious injuries or even death, and they are much more common than many people realize. According to reports from the Centers for Disease Contare approximately 4.5 million dog bites in the United States every year, 800,000 of which require medical attention. With roughly 328 million people in the U.S., that means one out of 73 people suffers a dog bite injury.

    The dog bite attorneys at The Meyerson Law Firm have handled numerous dog bite cases throughout our 25-year history. We understand how sensitive these cases can be, especially because children are often the victims of these types of injuries. Dog owners have a responsibility to ensure their dogs do not cause any harm to another person. Unfortunately, if a dog bites a child or adult, causing injury, the owner must be held accountable. To learn more about filing a dog bite injury case in Texas or Colorado, please contact The Meyerson Law Firm and schedule a free consultation today.

    Common Types of Dog Bite Injuries

    Dog attacks can result in many different injuries, ranging from mild to severe. Typical dog bite injuries include:

    • Puncture wounds
    • Infection
    • Nerve damage
    • Facial scarring
    • Post-traumatic stress
    • Emotional damages, such as mental anguish

    Understanding Dog Bite Cases

    Texas adheres to the “one bite rule,” meaning a dog owner can be held liable for any harm inflicted on another person by a dog or other domestic animal. This rule also states that the person (or persons) attacked have the right to recover compensation if the dog displayed aggressive behavior in the past or has bitten another person.

    The law defines a vicious or dangerous dog as the following:

    • A dog that has scratched, lunged at, or bitten a person on three different occasions
    • A dog that has bitten or scratched an attending vet
    • A dog that has killed another dog, cat, domestic pet, or livestock on at least one occasion

    In order for a dog bite victim to recover compensation, both of these circumstances must be met, along with the following:

    • You must be able to prove the dog’s owner was aware the dog had bitten someone in the past
    • You need to prove the dog’s owner knew the dog had acted aggressively towards another person
    • You must be able to prove the dog’s owner was negligent in preventing the bite and controlling the dog.
    • You must be able to prove this negligence directly caused the victim’s injuries.

    If your case meets the above criteria, you may have the right to file a lawsuit to recover damages for your injuries with the help of The Meyerson Law Firm.

    Please note, if the dog has never displayed any dangerous habits or acted viciously in the past, it will be much more challenging to move forward with a lawsuit.

    To find out more about your options or get started with a dog bite injury claim, give us a call today.

    Dog Bite & Animal Attack Cases
    Based on Negligence

    Victims of dog bites may also take legal action against at-fault parties based on the doctrine of negligence.

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    Dog Bite & Animal Attack Cases
    Based on Negligence

    Victims of dog bites may also take legal action against at-fault parties based on the doctrine of negligence.

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