Maximizing Your Financial Recovery After a Dog Bite

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs every year. Thankfully, the majority of these bites cause relatively minor injuries. Unfortunately, some percentage of these bites is serious, or even fatal.

The CDC also reports that children, particularly young children from the ages of 5 to 9, are disproportionately dog bite victims. Dog bites to children can be especially traumatic. Dogs are often the same height as a child, meaning that dogs are more likely to bite the head, face and neck. Dog bites can cause all types of injuries, including:

  • Facial injuries
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of fingers or toes
  • Muscle damage
  • Paralysis
  • Blindness

If you, your child or another loved one was bitten by a dog, a lawyer will be instrumental in helping you recover full and fair compensation for your damages. In many cases, a dog bite can lead to severe infections, many doctor visits and permanent scarring. For years, injured victims across Texas and the United States have relied on Burress Law PLLC to provide exceptional representation in all types of personal injury claims including dog bites and other types of animal attacks.

Holding Dog Owners Accountable

Under Texas law, any person who has been bitten or otherwise injured by a dog must prove that the dog had a history of acting aggressively, or had bitten another person previously. If there is evidence to show the dog was "vicious, dangerous or mischievous," then, the dog owner will be strictly liable for any damages that resulted from the bite or attack.

If there is no evidence to show the dog previously acted dangerously, the injured person must show that the dog owner acted negligently in failing to control their animal. Our attorneys are skilled at analyzing the facts of the case, working with experts as necessary to prove your claim.

Once we establish the evidence, we will pursue full compensation for your medical expenses, which could include cosmetic surgery and physical therapy, as well as damages for lost income and pain and suffering. We are relentless in and out of the courtroom, and will go the extra mile to pursue a fair settlement or jury verdict.

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