When a dog attacks, it can cause just as much psychological damage as physical harm. Unfortunately, when it comes to the true price of these injuries, many victims end up having to pay in more ways than one.
If you were bitten by a dog in Wichita Falls, Loncar Lyon Jenkins may be able to fight for compensation on your behalf so that you are not mentally, physically, and financially burdened by the fallout of a dog bite caused by another party’s negligence.
A Wichita Falls dog bite lawyer from our firm may be able to investigate your case and gather evidence of the responsible party’s liability. You may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
In the tragic event that your loved one passed away as a result of a dog bite, we may be able to help you pursue a different set of damages in a wrongful death lawsuit.
For more information about the legal process surrounding dog bite cases in Wichita Falls and how you may be eligible for compensation, contact a Loncar Lyon Jenkins team member today at 800-777-7777 for your free consultation. The sooner we learn about the details of your case, the sooner we can get started.
Steps to Consider After You Have Been Bitten
Regardless of where you were bitten, whether the attack occurred at a park, someone’s home, or anywhere in between, there are some basic guidelines to keep in mind that may be helpful if you choose to pursue legal action for your injuries.
While every case is different in its own way, here are some general steps to keep in mind immediately following the attack:
Seek Immediate Medical Attention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends seeing a healthcare provider for a variety of dog bite injury circumstances, including deep or swollen wounds.
One major concern with a dog bite is rabies, as this condition could require immediate treatment. The CDC recommends seeing a doctor if you do not know if the dog who bit you has had a rabies vaccine.
Seeking medical attention can also give you documentation of your injuries, which may be useful when fighting for compensation after your recovery. An attorney may want to wait until you are healed to pursue damages against the parties responsible.
Keep track of any photos, videos, or documents you have related your injuries, the dog in question, its owner, the area where the attack occurred, and any other supplementary information about the attack. If anyone witnessed the attack, you may want to retain their contact information so that they may be called upon to testify in your defense later.
If the police responded to your dog bite, retain a copy of the police report.
Be Careful When Communicating With Insurance Companies
The responsible party’s insurance company may contact you soon after your accident to discuss what happened. We recommend using caution in this situation, as the insurance agent may be able to use statements you give them to reduce or deny your claim.
To discuss your case, call Loncar Lyon Jenkins for a free, no-obligation consultation with a member of our team. When we represent you, a Wichita Falls dog bite lawyer from our firm can handle all communications and negotiations with the insurance companies in your case.
For a free legal consultation with a dog bite lawyer serving Wichita Falls, call 800-777-7777
Getting Help From a Wichita Falls Dog Bite Lawyer on Your Case
When you work with Loncar Lyon Jenkins on your case, a Wichita Falls dog bite lawyer from our firm can offer you a variety of legal services to allow you to focus on your recovery.
We may be able to help you by:
- Answering your questions and providing legal advice
- Identifying the liable party
- Gathering evidence of their liability
- Cataloging and putting a value on your damages
- Negotiating with the responsible party’s insurance company for a settlement
- Taking your case to trial if they are not willing to make you a fair offer
- Handling all communications, paperwork, and legal deadlines in your case
To learn more about these services, contact a Loncar Lyon Jenkins team member today at 800-777-7777.
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Compensation in a Dog Bite Case
The following damages may be available in a personal injury lawsuit for a dog bite:
- Medical bills, including rehabilitation and surgery costs, and the cost of treatment related to any dog-bite
- Lost wages
- Mental anguish, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pain and suffering
- And more
If you are pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit, a different set of damages may be available to you, including:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of income previously provided by the deceased
- Loss of guidance
- Loss of companionship
- And more
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A Legal Time Limit in Your Case
The statute of limitations for both personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits in Texas is generally two years, according to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003. If you wait too long and allow this legal time limit to expire, it could prevent you from recovering compensation in a lawsuit.
To discuss what specific deadlines apply to your case, call Loncar Lyon Jenkins today.
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Call in the Strong Arm to Defend Your Rights
You do not need to face a dog bite lawsuit on your own. A Wichita Falls dog bite lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins may be able to manage all aspects of your case when we represent you.
For a free, no-obligation consultation on your case with a member of our team, call Loncar Lyon Jenkins today at 800-777-7777.
We may be able to represent you on a contingency-fee basis, where we do not charge attorney’s fees unless and until you recover compensation in a settlement offer or court awards.