Dog bite injuries can be serious, and they can lead to unexpected injuries and complications. Children are more likely to be attacked by dogs and other domesticated animals, and they can suffer particularly severe injuries due to their small stature. If you or your child has been injured by a dog, then contact the Law Office of Joel M. Vecchio, P.C., to schedule a free consultation so we can discuss the facts of your case.
Several types of injuries and complications may be caused by a dog bite or attack, and some of the most common include the following:
- Bacterial infections
- Soft tissue damage
- Puncture wounds
- Scratch marks
- Bite marks
- Permanent scarring
- Nerve damage
- Wrongful death
- Traumatic brain injury
Injured victims suffering from dog bite injuries need medical treatment to ensure the wound is cleaned properly to prevent infections. Victims may have to undergo reconstructive surgery, as well as ongoing treatment.
Dog bites can range in severity depending on the type of breed. Some dog breeds are capable of opening large wounds on the human body and causing serious blood loss. These wounds may require extensive medical treatment from different medical specialists, and victims might have permanent disfigurement.
Monetary Compensation For Dog Bite Injuries
Many states hold dog owners strictly liable for dog bite injuries, though Texas is not one of these states. Texas law only allows victims to recover as long as the owner knew that the dog possessed violent propensities. This means that the owner knew the dog was capable of biting someone because the dog had attacked someone before. In other states, it does not matter if the owner knew of the dog’s violent propensities. If the dog attacks someone in these states, then the owner is liable no matter if it is the first time the dog attacked a person. Texas makes it more challenging for dog bite victims to recover.
This makes it even more critical to seek legal help with your claim. A dog bite lawyer can determine whether you have a claim and, if so, help you recover compensation for the following losses as they apply to your dog bite injury:
- Emotional trauma and PTSD
- Present medical treatments
- Future medical costs
- Lost wages
- Lost future earnings
- Pain and suffering
Dog bite victims need to seek immediate medical attention. Then, after receiving immediate medical treatment, these victims should retain a personal injury attorney to assess their legal rights and options.
Reach Out to a Plano Dog Bite Attorney Right Away
If you needed medical treatment for a dog bite injury, our legal team at the Law Office of Joel M. Vecchio, P.C. is available to assist you. We can determine whether you can hold the dog owner liable for your losses and file all necessary insurance claims on your behalf. The right dog bite attorney can help you recover the monetary compensation you deserve, so please contact our firm for a free case evaluation as soon as possible.