Many people seem to think it is ok to take their dog(s) on a walk without a leash or to allow them to run free, if you want to run with your dog please check our picks for running shoes reviews. Unfortunately, this can have a tragic ending if a person is attacked, mauled or bitten by the dog. In many cases a person will claim that their dog was friendly, never harmed anyone and must have been provoked. When a person is bitten by a dog, however, the owner of the dog can be held legally accountable whether the incident takes place on their property or not.
Houston Injury Attorney Helping Dog Bite Victims
A dog bite is often related to a premises liability claim, as it is seen as an injury that should or could have been prevented on someone else’s property. Allowing for both a dog owner and property owner if any (if renting) to be held legally responsible. This is because a dog owner is ultimately responsible for following Texas leash laws which state that a dog must remain on a leash, be retained properly, or safely confined to a property at all times. Failure to obey these laws can result in a law suit by a victim or a victim’s family members asking for monetary compensation for the following:
- Medical Expenses
- Future Medical Care
- Loss of Wages
- Loss of Future Earned Income
- Mental Anguish
- Pain & Suffering
- Loss of Benefits
- Loss of Inheritance
- Loss of Companionship
- Funeral Expenses
Tragically, many people who sustain serious dog bites are young children, babies and the elderly. Because of their height and/or weaknesses they are typically bitten from the waist up which can result in severe head trauma, facial injuries, neck injuries, puncture wounds, brain injuries, disfigurement, nerve damage, hand injuries, bruising, lacerations, fractures, broken bones, scarring, mental trauma and even wrongful death.
Personal Injury Claims for DOG Bites in Houston, Texas
If you or a loved one has been attacked or bitten by a dog, please contact Houston dog bite attorney Rick McGuire today. We represent victims and family members of victims of dog bites. We can file a personal injury or wrongful death claim on your behalf and will aggressively pursue a maximum settlement. If a dog bite case is unable to settle then we can zealously litigate during a civil trial in an effort to seek justice.