Dog Bite Attorneys in Plano, Texas
Dog Bite Lawyers
Serving Plano, Texas
Understanding Dog Bite Claims in Texas
Common Dog Bite Injuries
Dog bite victims can sustain everything from small scratches to life-threatening injuries. Common dog bite injuries include:
- Scarring – Although scarring can be addressed by plastic surgery, some scars may take years to diminish and some may be permanent.
- Infections – Rabies and tetanus are common infections caused by dog bites. Rabies is a life-threatening virus that causes inflammation of the brain while breaking down the central nervous system. Tetanus is a bacteria that causes the entire body’s muscles to tighten.
Insurance Companies Aren’t Always Fair
As of 2018, homeowners’ insurers paid $675 million in dog bite and dog injury-related liability claims. That being said, in our experience, insurance companies and their adjusters oftentimes try to low-ball how much they will pay for your medical expenses, your lost wages, and other damages. In other words, many insurance companies are more focused on protecting their own bottom lines by undervaluing your claim instead of paying you what you deserve.
You Need to Act Quickly to Protect Your Legal Rights
If you’ve been harmed in an auto accident, it is very important to speak with an injury lawyer as soon as possible for 2 main reasons:
Your Time is Limited – First, the time to start a legal action for compensation is limited by Texas law to two years from the date of your injury. If you are in an accident involving a vehicle driven by a state or local government worker, the time to bring a claim for your injuries can be a short as 90 days from the date of the incident.
Evidence Needs to Be Preserved – Second, it is important for your dog bite lawyer to collect as much evidence as you can to support your claim before the evidence disappears and the witnesses forget what happened during the accident.
Your Right to Compensation Includes Many Things
Your legal right to be compensated for your injuries includes many things such as:
- Past and future medical costs
- Loss of earnings
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of financial support and benefits
- Loss of companionship or consortium
Some Personal Injury Cases Take More Time Than Others
We know that when you are facing medical expenses, you can’t work, and you are feeling financially pressured, you may be tempted to take the first offer that an insurance company makes. Before you accept a quick settlement offer, it is your best interest to discuss your situation with a personal injury attorney. Our dog bite lawyers know the pressures you are under, and we work without delay to fight for the financial security you’ll need now and in the future.
Our Dog Bite Attorneys Work on a Contingent-Fee Basis
We know that most people can’t afford a dog bite attorney who charges them by the hour. That’s why our injury law firm works on a contingent-fee basis, which means we don’t get paid unless we collect money for you.
If you or a loved one has been hurt by a dog, please contact our dog bite lawyers online or call us at 972-380-4444 for your free consultation.
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