A dog bite can leave a victim with severe injuries that entitle them to compensation from a liable party. If you were by a dog, you can file an insurance claim with the dog’s owner or pursue compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit. You may qualify for both economic and non-economic losses.
We can handle all the aspects of your claim or lawsuit, taking the hassle off your shoulders while you rest and recover. You have a right to seek legal representation, and our dog bite lawyer serving Garland can get to work on your case immediately.
Damages Available to You
Our first priority is calculating what fair compensation would look like in your case. When we do this, we take into account the various expenses associated with your dog bite injuries. This includes both economic and non-economic losses, whether they occur immediately after the accident or extend into the future.
For a free legal consultation with a dog bite lawyer serving Garland, call 800-777-7777
Types of Compensation You Can Pursue
Compensation for medical expenses includes both your current losses and your future expenses related to your injury.
You may qualify for:
- Emergency medical bills
- Doctor’s appointments
- Home aids
- Rehabilitative care
Compensation for Lost Income
When your dog bite injury leaves you unable to work, we can seek compensation for this loss as well.
Along with damages for your lost wages, you may also qualify for reduced earning capacity if your injury keeps you from working entirely or changes the capacity in which you can work going forward.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering refers to a non-economic loss for which you can also seek compensation. In order to establish this loss, we may ask you to keep a journal that accounts for your daily suffering and how the injury has affected your life.
Loss of Quality of Life
When a dog bite injury prevents you from partaking in a hobby or activity you once enjoyed, you may receive compensation for this loss.
Loss of quality of life is another non-economic loss, and while these losses do not have a dollar value, we can assess an amount that will fairly compensate for them.
Burial and Funeral Expenses
In the worst of cases, a dog bite injury could result in devastating health complications. If you lost a loved one due to a dog bite in Garland, a lawyer from our team can help you pursue compensation for their burial and funeral costs. We may file a wrongful death lawsuit to do this.
Compensation will never bring back a loved one, but it can go a long way in easing the grieving process by covering the expenses associated with the funeral.
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Affording a Lawyer with Our Firm
One of the leading concerns when it comes to hiring a lawyer is how much it will cost. We take the stress out of your decision because we operate on a contingency-fee basis, meaning we will:
- Not charge you anything upfront when you hire one of our personal injury lawyers
- Get to work on your case right away, and if we are successful in obtaining compensation on your behalf, we will take a fee from the award
When you work with us, we make your claim or lawsuit our priority. Do not worry about any out-of-pocket expenses when you call in the Strong Arm.
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Texas Laws on Seeking Compensation after Dog Bites
Texas generally follows the “one-bite rule,” which means that you may have an easier time pursuing compensation from a dog owner if their dog attacked someone before.
Regardless, we can work to prove their liability, which can involve showing that they knew the dog was prone to bite and failed to take preventative measures. By doing this, we can establish the dog owner’s negligence and pursue fair compensation for the suffering and losses their carelessness caused you.
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Deadlines for Pursuing Compensation Through a Lawsuit
When filing a lawsuit for either a personal injury or wrongful death case, you only have a two-year window, according to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003.
When you call us, we can begin working on your case immediately, ensuring your legal right to a lawsuit remains protected. We recommend starting a case as soon as possible as you will maximize the time we get to work on your case. Additionally:
- It will take time to collect evidence and build a case.
- We may have to negotiate with insurers, and this can take time.
- If we have to file a lawsuit, this may extend your case timeline even more.
- We want to make the process as streamlined as possible for you.
You do not need to wait to get in touch with our team, as we only collect our fee if we are successful in obtaining compensation for your dog bite injuries.
We Want to Fight for You
At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we want to take the weight off your shoulders when pursuing compensation for a dog bite in Garland. Our personal injury lawyers are standing by, waiting to get to work on your case.
When you work with a lawyer from our team, we can:
- Assess the value of your costs and losses
- Gather evidence of your injuries
- Pursue the liable party and seek fair compensation
- Negotiate with an insurance company for you
- File all necessary paperwork
- Take your case to court, if necessary
We can handle every aspect of your case for you.
When we manage your claim or lawsuit, you can focus on your physical recovery, knowing that you called in the Strong Arm to defend your rights. For a free consultation, give us a call at (800) 777-7777.