Texas Animal Attack Attorneys at Law
When a person decides to adopt a dog or other pet, he or she takes on a legal responsibility for the pet’s behavior. If the owner fails to adequately train and monitor the animal, and allows it to physically harm another person, he or she can be held legally liable in the State of Texas.
Since it’s common to see news reports about animal attacks--particularly dogs attacking toddlers and young children, causing devastating injuries to the child’s face--the public has recently pushed for stricter dog bite laws.
Dog bites can result in serious and scarring injuries, including lacerations, bruising, loss of limb, and even wrongful death.
Several breeds of dogs, such as Pit Bulls, Chows, Rottweilers, Doberman Pinschers, Alaskan Huskies, and German Shepherds are known to be aggressive. Many dog owners invest time and money training these dogs, and when questioned, insist that their particular dog would never attack anyone.
However, multiple instances of well-trained (and previously well-behaved dogs) attacking humans without provocation proves that animals are unpredictable.
When an owner negligently lets a dog off the leash or fails to protect an innocent person from an attack, the law takes the resulting injuries very seriously.
If you were attacked by someone’s pet, whether it was a dog, cat, python, or exotic animal, you need experienced and aggressive legal advocacy on your side. We aim for maximum compensation to cover the medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages resulting from injuries sustained in an animal attack.
At the Dallas injury law firm of Clements & Clements, we have extensive experience handling complex animal attack cases, including those involving dog bites, unrestrained exotic pets, and other types of domesticated animals.
Call Clements & Clements today at (800) 750-1126 or contact us by e-mail to schedule a free consultation. Protect your rights and recovery after a dog bite or personal injury.
We’ve represented clients who have suffered dog bites and animal attacks, including:
We Investigate Animal Attacks Immediately
From your first meeting, we initiate an aggressive and intensive investigation to preserve all evidence that backs up your claim. Our attorneys interview witnesses, collect medical records and police reports, and work with local animal control authorities, driving for concrete information and great results in your case.
Our comprehensive approach helps ensure maximum compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, long-term care needs, pain and suffering, and if necessary, reconstructive surgeries.
Dog Bites and Owner Liability
A crucial part of any dog bite case is the premise that the animal’s owner knew the dog had bitten people before or was known as a dangerous breed.
Not all dog bite cases result in the owner being held liable or the attack being covered under a homeowner’s insurance policy. However, we have the experience to determine if the owner’s insurance entitles you to benefits in your particular animal attack case.
Our Dallas accident attorneys will identify every responsible party and pursue every avenue of recovery on your behalf.
Contact Clements & Clements by e-mail or call (800) 750-1126 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Dallas, Texas, personal injury lawyer.
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