A dog bite can cause physical injuries that leave you or a loved one in pain and temporarily incapacitated. A dog bite can also leave lasting fear in its wake and leave you with physical and emotional scars that last the rest of your life.
Starting with medical bills and lost income, you can hold the owner of the dog that bit you responsible for the cost of your injuries. You do not have to fight for the compensation you deserve on your own. A Dallas dog bite lawyer can help you complete the complex process involved in getting compensation.
When you are ready to seek financial compensation from the dog’s owner, contact the case review team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins. Call 800-777-7777 to review the details of your dog bite incident and to learn more about your options for financial recovery.
Know What to Do After a Dog Bite in Dallas
The first thing you should do after you or someone you love is bitten by a dog is get immediate medical attention because canine saliva and bacteria, broken skin, and puncture wounds can make a dog bite extremely dangerous. The steps you take in the immediate aftermath of a dog bite might vary according to where you were bitten.
- If you were bitten in your own neighborhood, you, a family member, or someone you know might be able to readily identify the dog and its owner.
- If you were bitten in a local dog park, passersby, witnesses, and other dog park patrons might be able to help identify the dog and its owner.
- If you were bitten by a dog you do not know at all, you might need outside or professional help to identify the dog.
Identifying the dog that bit you and its owner is important for two reasons. First, to ensure the dog is up to date on all vaccines, especially the rabies vaccine. The second reason identifying the dog is important is because it allows you to identify the dog’s owner who will bear financial responsibility for your medical treatments and other bite-related expenses.
Our Dallas dog bite lawyers can help you identify the owner of the dog by locating witnesses and conducting our own independent investigation. If you want assistance identifying the dog and pursuing financial compensation, contact the personal injury team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins by calling 800-777-7777 as soon as possible.
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Keep Thorough Record of Your Dog Bite Injuries
Your medical records are an important part of your personal injury insurance claim for financial recovery. Your medical records will contain details about the injuries the dog bite created and the current and future cost of treating those injuries. Merck Manuals research cites the following potential injuries of a dog bite or attack:
- Ragged wounds
- Puncture wounds
- Ripped and torn skin
- Risk of rabies infection
- Risk of other serious infections
If you or someone you love was bitten by a dog, you deserve compensation for your medical expenses and for your emotional distress. A lawyer on our team can walk you through the steps involved in filing a successful insurance claim. We can also help ensure your claim is accurately assessed and valued for a favorable financial settlement.
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Loncar Lyon Jenkins Is on Your Side
When you are the victim of a dog bite, we are here to help you receive the monetary recovery you are entitled to. We are also ready to help if you are the parent or other relative of a dog bite victim. Our team will help assess your total dog bite injury expenses and losses including:
- Medical care
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Physical disfigurement
Each dog bite case is unique which means your potential for financial compensation will vary greatly from other cases. If ragged bite wounds or wounds on your face will require future corrective or cosmetic surgery, those costs should be included in your claim for compensation. Our team will discuss your specific injuries, the scope and extent of your injuries, and any future medical care your injuries might require.
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The State of Texas Takes Dog Bite Injuries Seriously
If you or a loved one was bitten by a dog in Dallas, we can help you file a personal injury lawsuit for full financial compensation of your injury-related expenses. We also can help you determine if the dog’s owner has insurance coverage designed to provide financial responsibility in the event their dog bites someone.
Texas Health and Safety Code § 822.042 requires the owners of dogs known to pose a danger to obtain and maintain liability insurance with a minimum coverage amount of $100,000. In lieu of liability insurance, a dangerous dog’s owner must demonstrate financial responsibility in case their dog bites.
After you are victimized by a dog bite or attack, learn who to pursue, the limits of their insurance policy, and the types of economic and noneconomic financial damages you might be entitled to. When you are ready to fully explore your financial recovery options, review the details of your accident with a member of our team as soon as possible.
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Get Compensated After a Dog Bite in Dallas
A dog bite can leave you with permanent scars and can also take a devastating emotional and psychological toll. If you, your child, or another loved one was bitten by a dog, you could have an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit for financial recovery against the dog’s owner.
A Dallas dog bite lawyer can help you build a solid case for compensation to cover your medical bills and other expenses. Call 800-777-7777 to speak to a Loncar Lyon Jenkins team member about your financial recovery options today.