Animal / Dog Bites
If you have been attacked by an animal, regardless of whether it is known to be dangerous you may have a legal right to compensation. In Texas, animals are not presumed to be dangerous. However, any animal that is not properly restrained is probably in violation of a state law or local ordinance. Houston dog bite attorney Brian Crockett says that every case is different when it comes to animal owner liability.
A person who experiences a bite injury might also experience emotional damage or loss of income as a result of an animal attack. Under Texas law, you may be able to recover compensation for these claims in addition to the bite injuries. We are able to evaluate your case in just a few minutes via phone, live chat, or by online form submission.
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Each year an estimated 4.7 million dog bites occur. These can range in severity, with some of them being basic injuries, while around 800,000 victims require serious medical assistance. Over 380,000 will require emergency care. Injuries from an animal bite include damage to the skin that requires a skin graft, loss of a ligament, or even a serious internal infection.
Without proper medical attention, an animal bite could become infected and cause serious illness or death. One of the most common infections is known as Tetanus, which appears about a week after the bacteria forms on the wound.
Symptoms of Tetanus include stiffness in the neck and facial areas, difficulty swallowing, body spasms, and high fever. Staph infections are also common after an animal bite. If you or someone you love has faced skin irritation, blood infection, or internal bleeding as a result of a dog bite or other animal bite you may be entitled to monetary compensation for those injuries.
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My Child was Bitten by a Dog. Can I sue?
This is an extremely common question we hear. The answer: absolutely. Call the Crockett Law Firm today for a free evaluation at (281) 953-1180.
Children are most susceptible to a dog bite. Children lack an understanding of how dangerous animals can be. Children may fail to notice the signs in an animal when they are giving warning that they may attack. Dog owners should take precautionary steps to protect children from attack and anyone else who is interacting with their dog to decrease the chance of an attack.
Have you or someone you love been bitten by a dangerous animal?
If you or someone you love has been in an animal bite accident we offer a free, no obligation consultation to evaluate whether you have a legitimate claim. We have stood up for animal bite victims for decades and have helped families recover hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation. Call today as your rights are time sensitive: (281) 953-1180.