What to do if You Have Been Attacked by a Dog in Texas
There are few things more frightening than being attacked by a dog. Most of us go our whole lives without this happening, however, if you have recently been bitten by a dog, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages from being unable to return to work, and more. Please read on and speak with our experienced Texas personal injury attorney today to learn more about how our firm can help you through the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have about dog bite laws in Texas:
Can I sue for a dog bite injury in Texas?
If you have been bitten by a dog and wish to receive financial compensation to help you heal, you must hire an attorney who can prove that you were attacked as a direct result of that dog owner’s negligence. For example, if the dog was unleashed and in public and randomly attacked you, there is a very good chance you will qualify for compensation. Additionally, if you were lawfully on the dog owner’s property and the dog all of a sudden snapped and attacked, you may also qualify for compensation. That being said, dog owners are allowed to fight these accusations, meaning they may claim that you provoked the attack in some way. They may state that you were trespassing, were teasing the dog, or otherwise. That is why it is so crucial that after receiving medical treatment, you retain the services of a knowledgeable Texas personal injury attorney who can gather and present all necessary evidence on your behalf to prove that you were injured as a direct result of the dog owner’s negligence.
How long do I have to sue for an injury in Texas?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas states that the wrongly injured have two years from the date of their accident to take legal action against the dog owner whose negligence caused the attack. Do not make the mistake of waiting too long to file, for if you do, there is a very good chance that you will be barred from suing. We are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve today. Do not wait.
Contact our experienced Texas firm
No matter your circumstances, if you have been injured in an accident in Texas, you need not suffer alone–our firm is here to help you through every step of the legal process so that you can focus solely on what matters most: healing, so you can live a happy, productive life for years to come. If you are ready to move forward with your personal injury claim, all you have to do is reach out to The Law Offices of Steve Brannan today and we will begin the claims process.