Dog bite as a problem is much severe than presumed and is on the rise across Texas. According to the Center for Disease Control, there are approximately 4.5 million bite cases every year. Of these cases, around 300,000 individuals land in emergency rooms, and the rest 750,000 demand medical care. If you or a loved one has been attacked by a dog, you may be wondering how much money can you sue for a dog bite? Read on to learn more.
Since the injuries can be devastating, you may be able to sue for a dog bite. However, the law in Texas is not that straightforward. Unlike other states, Texas doesn't have any particular civil statute that lays out the dog owner's liability for damages caused by a bite or other injuries. Moreover, insurance companies are not your friend – they may twist the facts; all this to reduce, delay, or deny claims to they can protect their bottom line.
It's best to seek help from a practiced dog bite attorney to ensure your case is investigated promptly, and you receive the deserved compensation. Contact us online or call 713-893-8808 now for your free consultation.
COMPENSATION FOR DOG BITE INJURIES
If the owner cannot afford the expenses; it's challenging to sue them for anything at all. However, in most cases, the homeowner insurance policy is the source of funds against dog bite injury cases.
Filing a dog bite lawsuit will help you get what you deserve, including surgical as well as psychological treatments. Some of the damages available in a dog bite case are:
- Severe Injuries– You may have sustained long-lasting and critical injuries.
- Lost Wages – You may have to lose weeks or months of wages during the recovery period.
- Medical Expenses– Out of pocket emergency care or doctor bills.
- Emotional Trauma – The incident may significantly alter your lifestyle, and you may experience retain long-term suffering.
Your dog bite lawyer would need to establish three major arguments to determine the value of your case:
- Damage was done by the dog attack;
- How the attack led to injuries; and
- Who is responsible for your injuries; namely how the dog owner allowed the attack to happen.
Consulting a dog bite attorney in Texas is the right way to ascertain the amount of damages that the liable party may owe. Each case has unique facts and aspects to address, so your attorney would thoroughly review the case, meet the deadlines, obtain evidence of liability, and negotiating your claim. Suppose the insurance company fails to provide a decent settlement. In that case, your attorney will take the case to court to obtain full value. Hire someone you can trust.
HOW CAN CHELSIE KING GARZA, P.C. HELP?
Chelsie King Garza, P.C., has the expertise to distinguish who is responsible for your injuries and can rightfully fight your case. Ms. Garza has 19 years of experience assisting those bitten by dogs and can take on the insurance company to recover the client's compensation.
When you hire us, you wouldn't have to go through the stressful process by yourself. You can call us right away at (713) 893-8808 to schedule a FREE, NO-OBLIGATION consultation or contact us online. We know how it feels to go through a traumatic situation. The Chelsie King Garza, P.C. team cares, and we can help you get through!