Were you or someone you love bitten by a dog in Texas? The state has laws in place that allow you to hold the dog’s owner financially liable for the medical care required to treat your injury. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we know how hard it can be to build an effective dog bite case while recovering from the trauma of a dog bite or attack. Let us handle it for you.
Our Texas dog bite lawyers can manage your dog bite case from start to finish and help you pursue financial compensation. We start with a free case review, where we listen to your version of events with kindness and compassion. Then we investigate your case and fight hard to recover your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and more.
Financial Compensation for Dog Bite Injuries
Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 41.001 permits you to recover both economic and non-economic damages from the owner of the dog that bit you or your loved one. To prove your right to pursue financial compensation, we gather multiple types of evidence, such as:
- Medical records
- Medical bills
- Written prognosis
- Therapy records
- Injury photos
- Salary history records
- Witness statements
Our personal injury lawyers can do all this evidence collection for you. We organize and then submit your evidence, using its weight and substance to steer your case toward a monetary settlement.
Recoverable Economic Damages
While every case has its own unique value, the economic damages we request for you will likely include the following:
- Known and anticipated medical costs
- Treatment-related travel expenses
- Known and anticipated lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
As part of your case file, we collect bills, estimates, invoices, and receipts that prove the monetary value of these tangible expenses and losses.
Non-Economic Recoverable Damages
A dog bite can leave you with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other psychological trauma. The compensation request we make for you may include non-economic damages like physical and emotional pain and suffering. We can also include physically disabling or disfiguring injuries and compensation for diminished quality of life.
Dog bites, when severe enough, can be fatal. If a dog bite results in a rabies infection, it too can be fatal. If your family lost a loved one, you have our condolences and our commitment to fight for wrongful death damages for you. We’ll work hard to recover your loved one’s funeral and burial expenses and the loss of their financial and domestic contributions to your family.
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Filing Deadlines for Dog Bite Lawsuits in Texas
The majority of dog bite cases are resolved with out-of-court settlements. Our dog bite lawyers will aim to settle your Texas case without going to court. However, we can still file a lawsuit on your behalf if a fair settlement agreement cannot be reached.
According to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003, you generally have two years from the date of the dog bite to file your lawsuit. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that children are more likely to be bitten by dogs than adults are. If your case involves a minor, this filing deadline could fluctuate.
The best way to understand the applicable date and its impact on your case is to speak with Loncar Lyon Jenkins as soon as possible.
How the “One-Bite Rule” Rule in Texas Can Affect Your Case
The state of Texas generally adheres to the one-bite rule, meaning you are required to prove that you were bitten and that the dog owner:
- Was aware of the dog’s aggressiveness
- Knew the dog had previously bitten at least one person
- Did not exercise reasonable control of their pet
- Negligently failed to use reasonable care to control the dog or prevent it from biting
Our legal team can collect evidence and documents to help support these facts. We can also show how they demonstrate the components of negligence (duty, breach of duty, causation, and damages). You don’t have to take this on by yourself—we’ll do everything in our power to build your case.
How Loncar Lyons Jenkins Protects Your Rights After a Dog Bite
Identifying the dog that bit you and its owner is only the beginning of your pursuit of compensation. When our attorneys take on your case, we do all the hard work for you, so you can focus on getting better.
We can obtain animal control reports and records related to the dog’s history. Our team can also:
- Review your medical records and bills
- Obtain records for any psychiatric therapy
- Assess your potential recoverable damages
- Compile supporting documents and evidence
- Handle all communication related to your case
- Complete and submit insurance claim forms
- Keep you updated as your case progresses
We can also negotiate with the dog’s owner and their insurance provider. If a fair settlement agreement cannot be reached, our dog bite attorneys will not hesitate to represent you in court.
Five-Star Reviews for Our Client-Oriented Law Firm
At Loncar Lyons Jenkins, our legal team works hard to provide stellar legal service and support. Here’s what some of our previous clients have to say.
- Shaunda Carter: “Thank you LONCAR…Great job! Treated me very special like family and got me good money.”
- Dora Galvan-Contreras: “They kept me informed of every step in the process and [I am] grateful to them for winning my case. Thank you, again, for your help.”
- Arlen Sauer: “Mr. Davis was responsive, as well as his assistant, Rosa…Very happy with the result.”
No two dog bite cases are exactly alike, so we work hard to treat you like a person, not a case file. Our goal is to always give your case the attention it needs and deserves.
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Contact Our Dog Bite Case Review Team Now
If you or a loved one were bitten by a dog, the dog’s owner could be legally responsible for compensating you. Our Texas dog bite lawyers are ready to pursue financial recovery on your behalf. We can negotiate with the insurance company—regardless of its size—and fight hard to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
To get started, contact Loncar Lyon Jenkins today for a free case review.We represent injured parties and the surviving families of car accident fatalities. Contact one of our client-focused team members at Loncar Lyon Jenkins to get started on your quest for financial compensation today.