Animal Attack Attorney
We oftentimes hear stories in the news about animal attacks or dog bites that leave the victim with serious injuries, or worse. While there are leash laws in cities such as Austin, Houston, Dallas, and throughout Texas, you would be surprised at how many people disobey these laws and let their dogs roam free in neighborhoods or parks. Even though you may be biased and think there is no way your dog could even harm another person or animal, the fact of the matter is that animals are oftentimes unpredictable. If you have been attacked by an animal or suffered a serious dog bite, you may be able to pursue legal action against the owner of the animal that injured you. Even though the law requires dog owners to be responsible for their pets – which means keeping them on a leash in public and confined or restrained on personal property – this is not always the case. If an owner fails to properly restrain or control his or her animal and it results in a dog bite or attack, the owner may be held civilly liable for the attack and the injuries it resulted in. With the help of an experienced animal attack lawyer from Rad Law Firm, injured victims can file a lawsuit and seek financial compensation for the injuries they sustained.
Animal Attack Statistics
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly 4.5 million people are bitten or attacked by dogs every year, with more than half of the victims being children. Of those bitten or attacked, approximately 900,000 people require medical attention and a shocking 27,000 people had to undergo reconstructive surgery as a result of an animal attack. Additional figures indicate that about 25 percent of all fatal dog attacks involve chained up dogs, and that insurance companies throughout the United States pay more than $1 billion in dog bite claims each year.
Dog Bite Laws
The state of Texas has a “one bite rule” in place, which has been in place since 1974 after a dog escaped from its crate and attacked a person walking down the street. Under this law, the victim of a dog bite in Texas can hold the owner liable and receive compensation for any injuries if one of the following two conditions is met:
- The dog has bitten or attacked another person in the past
- The dog has acted like it wanted to bite a person
- The owner of the dog is aware of his or her animal’s vicious conduct
While most dog owners will do their best to present different defenses and try to prove that they are not at fault, with the help of an attorney from Rad Law Firm, you have a better chance of receiving compensation for your injuries.
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There are numerous types of injuries that can take place as a result of a dog bite, including minor puncture wounds, serious tears and scarring, or infection. If you have been attacked by a dog or another animal and have sustained injuries, please contact an attorney from Rad Law Firm today. We represent victims of animal attacks in Beverly Hills, CA as well as Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, and Brownsville, TX. Our attorneys are prepared to talk on the phone with you for free today and are dedicated to offering you the guidance and legal advice that you need in order to better understand your case. We understand the laws pertaining to dog bites or animal attacks in both Texas and California and will do everything in our power to ensure you are properly compensated.
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