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Dog bites can leave victims with permanent scars and trauma, especially when the victims are small children. Dog bite attacks may also result in expensive medical procedures, emergency room visits, and other healthcare costs. The Tyler dog bite lawyers from Loncar Lyon Jenkins can help you and your family seek the compensation you deserve. We can investigate the dog attack, gather evidence against the dog’s owner, and file a claim or lawsuit.

How Can a Tyler Dog Bite Attorney Help?

When you hire a dog bite lawyer from our team, we will handle your case’s details. You don’t have to worry about writing a demand letter, responding to an insurance adjuster’s calls, or filing paperwork. We understand dog bite injury cases, and we know how to maximize your potential compensation.

We will:

Gather Evidence

Any injury case – including dog bite injury cases – requires solid evidence. Our team will gather compelling evidence to show that another party’s dog bit you, and you suffered harm.

This may require us to gather evidence such as:

  • The accident report
  • Statements from eyewitnesses
  • Your medical records
  • Statements from your doctors
  • Records of past attacks and aggression by the dog
  • Expert witness testimony

Handle Conversations with the Insurance Company for You

We may pursue an out-of-court settlement with the dog bite owner’s insurance company – typically, through their homeowners insurance.

However, insurance companies will do whatever they can to protect their bottom lines. They may dispute the facts of your case and lower your settlement value. For instance, the liable insurer could try to dispute the seriousness of your injuries, the extent of your damages, or the cost of your medical care.

We will assert your right to fair compensation. We are familiar with these kinds of challenges, and we know how to counter unfair claims against your case. If the insurer does not want to make you a fair offer, Loncar Lyon Jenkins can file a civil lawsuit on your behalf.

Our legal team in Tyler is familiar with:

  • Local regulations, including the
  • City of Tyler’s ordinances
  • The local court system
  • Resources in Tyler that enable us to collect evidence

We will do everything possible to seek a fair outcome for your case.

In many situations, you may be able to collect fair compensation without needing to go to court. Call in the Strong Arm today at (888) 902-3357 to see how we can help you.

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What Compensation Can I Pursue After a Dog Bite Incident?

Following a dog bite, you may be left facing a variety of damages, such as:

  • The ambulance ride to the hospital
  • Surgical costs
  • Extended hospital stays
  • Rehabilitation
  • Additional expenses related to your dog bite injury

Additionally, your other damages might include:

  • Lost wages
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Other non-economic damages, such as scarring

Our dog bite attorneys can explain the types of compensation you could seek for your injuries. We can build a case against the dog’s owner and pursue a settlement or award.

What to Do After a Dog Bite Injury

What you do after a dog bite injury can have an impact on your well-being and case for compensation. We recommend that you take the following steps:

Get Treatment for Your Injuries

You may have already sought emergency care for your injury. If you have not yet done so, wash the wound and seek medical attention, per the CDC’s recommendations.

You should continue getting the medical care and treatments recommended by your doctor. Having a record of your treatments is important for your injury case, as it demonstrates the extent of your injuries and shows that you did everything to better your condition.

An insurer could argue that you made your injuries worse if there are major gaps in your treatment records.

Report the Incident and Hang Onto Important Evidence

Report your dog bite attack to Tyler’s Animal Control unit. Also, if you feel comfortable, contact the dog’s owner to see if the animal was vaccinated for rabies.

If you can get the contact information of anyone who witnessed the incident, hang onto these details. If you paid for any medical equipment or other care out of pocket, also keep these records.

Contact a Dog Bite Lawyer

Contact a dog bite lawyer at Loncar Lyon Jenkins as soon as possible to schedule a free legal consultation. We can immediately conduct an investigation, gather evidence, and build a strong case that will help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Texas Dog Bite Laws That May Affect Your Case

In 2007, Texas passed legislation called “Lillian’s Law,” which is essentially a dangerous dog law. This law amended Texas Health and Safety Code Sec. 822.005 to state that a dog owner may be found criminally negligent if their dog causes injuries outside of their property.

This applies when:

  • A dog attacks someone in a public place.
  • The dog’s owner fails to prevent their pet from leaving their property.
  • The dog’s owner fails to restrain a dangerous dog.

The owner could face a felony charge if found in violation of this code. Felony charges may be heightened if the dog bite injury results in the victim’s death.

What Are Common Dog Bites Injuries in Tyler?

Each year in America, there are more than 4.5 million dog bite reports, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Victims of dog bites can face a wide array of injuries, and some dog bite victims could even suffer from certain diseases.

Aside from rabies, some of the diseases that dogs can spread through bites include Giardia, ringworm, Echinococcosis, brucellosis, among many others, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

There are several types of serious injuries that could result from a dog bite, including:

  • Skin infections
  • Severed limbs or digits
  • Open wounds of the head and neck
  • Upper limb fractures

Your dog bite injuries may require medical procedures, such as stitches. The dog bite lawyers at Loncar Lyon Jenkins will seek damages for your necessary medical expenses.

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If you recently suffered a dog bite injury in Tyler, you may be faced with injuries and expensive medical bills. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, our Tyler dog bite lawyers are ready to pursue the damages you need. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to learn more about how we can help?