Dog Bite Lawyers & Dog Bite Attorneys in Plano, TX
Dog Bite Lawyers
Serving Plano, Texas
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Being attacked by an animal is a traumatic experience. In addition to your physical injuries, you may also be dealing with emotional distress and a long-term impact on your mental health. Many victims are unaware of their options after they have been attacked by a dog or other animal, but even if the dog in question is someone’s pet, you may have grounds to seek compensation for your injuries. A dog bite lawyer with experience handling dog bites and animal attacks can help you determine your legal options and what the best course of action may be.
Understanding Dog Bite Claims in Texas
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 5 million people are bitten by dogs each year. Also, children between the age of 4 and 10 are bitten the most. To make matters worse, Texas ranks within the top ten states for dog attacks. If you or a loved has been injured because of a dog bite, there are some basic things you should know if you’re thinking about making a personal injury claim. Also, we encourage you to contact us today for a free consultation with our knowledgeable injury lawyers.
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 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
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 Lawyers Work on a Contingent-Fee Basis
We know that most people can’t afford a lawyer 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 were hurt in an auto accident, please contact us online or call us at 972-380-4444 for your free consultation.
Our Personal Injury Services
If you’re not sure who to turn to or what to do next after your accident, then contact us today. We will answer all of your questions and explain all of your rights during your free consultation.