If a dog bit you in Arlington, Texas, you could have a case against the dog’s owner or another party. The Arlington personal injury lawyers at Loncar Lyon Jenkins know Arlington dog bite laws inside and out. Whether a dog bit you at a pet store, neighbor’s house, or park, you can seek damages. Animal attack victims could suffer severe injuries. In some cases, some will have to live with complications from permanent injuries, such as nerve damage, chronic pain, and psychological damage.
Compensatory losses, in your case, could include medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. An Arlington dog bite lawyer can also demand maximum compensation if an aggressive dog bit your child. We understand that you may need time to recover from your injuries. We can lead a compensation claim or lawsuit for you while you or your loved one recovers. Call us today to explore your legal options with a free legal consultation. A member of our team will help you figure out your next steps.
We Will Demand All Dog Bite Damages for an Arlington Dog Bite Injury
While you could seek damages for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of earnings—but that’s not all. You could also seek compensation for the following economic and non-economic damages:
- Emotional trauma
- Mental health counseling for psychological trauma
- Physical therapy
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Impaired quality of life
- Emotional distress, emotional pain
- Mental anguish
- The loss of a limb
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Childcare costs
- Property damage
Our Arlington dog bite lawyer will review the details and circumstances of your case. You could seek other types of damages that fair compensation could satisfy depending on your situation. We will investigate the situation to determine what happened and identify all liable parties in the dog-biting incident.
Wrongful Death Damages
We offer our sincere condolences if your loved one suffered a fatal injury due to a negligent dog owner’s actions or inactions. While you take care of your loved one’s arrangement, our Arlington wrongful death lawyer can lead your case for compensatory damages if a dangerous animal caused a fatal injury attack.
Arlington bite injury lawyers from our Texas law firm could pursue a lawsuit for recovering damages from a wrongful death lawsuit, such as:
- Funeral expenses, burial costs
- Medical expenses
- Lost income the decedent could have earned
- Loss of guidance, companionship, care, support
- Other related damages
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We Will Take Care of Your Entire Arlington, TX, Dog Bite Case – Here’s How
If we find that you have the basis of a dog bite injury claim or lawsuit, you can expect us to pursue these goals:
We Will Seek Full Monetary Compensation for Your Dog Bite Damages
Loncar Lyon Jenkins’ team aims to resolve your claim via an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit, whichever suits your situation. Since we opened our firm’s doors in 1988, we’ve learned one thing: injury cases, including ones regarding dog bites, usually settle out of court. However, we’ll do everything we can to resolve your case if it goes to trial.
We Will Pursue Justice for You or a Loved One
Arlington has dog bite laws in place for a reason. When someone violates those laws by allowing their dog to hurt someone, they should be held accountable. Your lawyer will seek full compensation for your damages. They will also provide legal and emotional support during this trying time. If you ever have any questions about your case, your lawyer will be right there to answer them.
Don’t stress yourself out by filing a claim or lawsuit on your own. You have enough to detail with. Let the Strong Arm advocate for you. Call Loncar Lyon Jenkins for a free consultation today.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire Our Firm After a Dog Bite in Arlington, TX?
To hire our firm to represent you, it costs you:
- Nothing up front
- Nothing out of pocket
- Nothing from your personal finances
We pay for all of your case’s obligations until it’s over. That means we pay the consultants, and we foot the bill for any filing fees. If we win your case, we’ll take our attorney’s fees from that sum. If not, however, you don’t owe us anything.
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How Long You Have to Take Legal Action After a Dog Bite in Arlington, TX
Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003 enforces the state’s statute of limitations. Generally, you have two years from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit. However, some exceptions could apply to your case.
For instance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that dog bites can lead to bacterial infections, which may not manifest until days after the incident. Under Texas’s discovery rule, you could be granted an extension. Yet, it’s wise to consider talking to our team before holding off on legal action.
We Must Make Your Case to Secure Dog Bite Damages
Arlington has strict laws about dogs. For instance, wolf dogs are prohibited. People also cannot have more than three dogs on a property. Finally, all dogs must be vaccinated for rabies; if not, the dog could be “put down” after biting someone.
Here’s what we need to prove to win your case:
- The Dog’s Owner Had a Duty of Care
- Texas’s law is clear: every dog owner must keep their animals under control. This applies both to situations where the dog is out in public and when a person invites a guest onto their land. So, to establish your case, we must prove that the dog’s owner had an obligation to keep their pet from hurting people.
- The Dog’s Owner Violated Their Duty of Care
- If the dog’s owner failed to restrain their animal (and the animal bit you or a loved one), you could hold the owner accountable. However, we must prove that you did not provoke or harm the dog, as this information could harm your case.
- The Owner’s Dog Bit You
- Using your medical bills, photos of your injuries, and information from your doctor, we can prove the dog in question injured you. Getting medical care from a doctor for a dog bite immediately after the incident could provide valuable support for your case.
- You Suffered Damages Due to the Bite
- We can use your medical bills, employment records, and other documents to prove that you suffered damages as a result of the bite.
Our Arlington Personal Injury Lawyers Can Answer Your Questions About Dog Bites
We want you to spend time with your family – not spend hours researching your legal rights and options after suffering attack injuries from a canine. So, here’s some quick answers to some questions you might have before calling us:
Does It Matter What Breed of Dog Bit You?
As noted, the only dogs illegal in Arlington, TX, are wolf dogs. However, other than that, the city does not ban any specific dog breed. In the eyes of the law, it doesn’t matter what kind of dog bit you. If its owner’s negligence resulted in your injuries, you could file a claim or lawsuit.
What Should You Do After a Dog Bites You in Arlington?
Even if you have superficial (skin-deep) injuries, you should still seek medical attention. Dogs’ mouths are full of germs, and you could get a life-threatening infection if not treated. Also, if you don’t know whether the dog was vaccinated for rabies, you should visit a healthcare provider immediately, as this condition can quickly turn fatal.
What Is the Value of Your Dog Bite Injury Case?
We will calculate the value of your case based on the following factors:
- Your daily pain levels
- Your emotional trauma after the incident
- The cost of your medical care
- Whether you missed time from work
- Whether you developed an infection or secondary condition
One thing is for certain: if our personal injury attorney takes your case, we will seek every dollar you can pursue. We will keep track of and update you on all developments so you will know how long it will take to settle your dog bite claim or lawsuit.
Call In the Strong Arm After an Arlington, TX, Dog Bite Injury – Free Consultation
If a dog in Arlington bit you or a loved one, you could seek compensation for your damages., and we will lead the entire claims or legal process. Dangerous behavior that leads to an injurious bite accident must be accounted for, and we will seek all compensation you or a loved one is due.
Begin your free, confidential consultation with Loncar Lyon Jenkins now. We can also help with the claim filing process or take other action if you were harmed due to an animal crossing the street.