Dog bites can cause serious injuries that may necessitate medical treatment. At the same time, the psychological toll that can arise from a dog bite or mauling might follow a person for many years. It’s estimated that there are about 4.5 million dog bite victims every year in the Unites States. Out of these, 885,000 seek some form of medical treatment.
Many individuals do not have enough money saved up, or enough insurance to cover treatment costs. Additionally, dog bites are (usually) not the fault of the injured party, but rather have to do mostly with the lack of restraint on the dog or dog owner’s part.
There are a few types of injuries you might get from dog bites. Here’s a short non-exclusive list:
These injuries usually require urgent medical attention. The legal statutes regarding dog bites can differ from one state to the next. But what many people do not know is that filing a lawsuit is often not necessary. The truth is, you may be able to simply file a claim against the dog owner’s homeowner’s insurance policy. Of course, the insurance company may still try to deny your claim or give you the runaround, so I still very-much recommend discussing your case with a dog bite lawyer before doing anything.
It’s the responsibility of dog owners to ensure that their dogs do not attack people. Most dog bite victims are children; because of this, parents need to teach their children how to behave around pets. I would also recommend never leaving young kids unattended in the presence of a dog which you do not trust with your child’s life.
A dog can be considered dangerous if any of the following apply:
Some of the legal responsibilities that dog owners need to pay attention include:
Of course, your viable legal options vary depending on the severity of the injury. There is no reason to blindly attempt to file a claim or lawsuit when you do not know what you are doing. You only get one shot, and you can discuss the specifics of your case with a Dallas dog bite attorney for FREE by calling (214) 651-6100.
Would you like more information? Watch this video from attorney Jeff Rasansky on the topic of dog bites.
The attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to speak to you about your potential case free of charge. If we can help with your claim, we’ll do so for no out-of-pocket cost to you. Call us 24/7 at (214) 651-6100, or toll-free at (214) 651-6100.
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