An Experienced Dog Bite Lawyer Can Help Prove Owner Liability
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a catastrophic dog attack, you need strong legal representation to prove liability against the owner. Working with an experienced dog bite lawyer at our firm in Arlington, TX, can help ensure you have the strong legal representation you need. Our firm has handled numerous dog bite cases and we can help you secure the compensation you deserve after a vicious attack. Once you have sought out medical attention, contact our lawyers at the Law Firm of Roger “Rocky” Walton, PC, to discuss your case. You can reach us online or call (817) 429-4299.
Our firm has handled numerous dog bite cases and we can help you secure the compensation you deserve after a vicious attack.
How Dog Bites Happen
Dog bites can occur due to a variety of different circumstances. Sometimes, a dog may attack if someone comes onto the property. In other cases, a dog may get loose from its yard or leash, and may attack someone while it is out. Regardless of the circumstances, it is the owner’s responsibility to prevent such attacks.
Emotional and Physical Effects of Dog Bites
There are numerous after-effects of a dog bite. Most victims of dog attacks suffer injuries to their limbs, such as their hands or legs. More catastrophic physical injuries can occur, especially in younger children, if the dog attacks the neck or face. In addition to the physical injuries, there are negative emotional effects as well. The experience is often a traumatic one. For young children, a dog bite can create a distrust and fear of dogs that may stay with them for a lifetime.
Proving an Owner’s Liability
There are steps you must take to prove owner liability after a dog bite. First, you must document your injuries. We encourage clients to take their own pictures, but documentation from a medical professional is also necessary. Then, you must establish ownership. This can be difficult if the owner has not registered their dog with the city or the dog does not have a microchip. Finally, you must identify the property where the injury occurred. The laws protecting dog bite victims vary depending on whether the attack happened on public or private property. For example, if you were trespassing when the attack occurred, you are far less likely to receive compensation for your injuries.
Why You Need an Experienced Dog Bite Lawyer
An experienced dog bite lawyer like Rocky Walton can help to ensure your rights are protected. He has extensive experience in establishing liability against negligent dog owners. He can aggressively pursue damages to compensate you for your:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Physical therapy
We are experts in personal injury law and have extensive knowledge regarding the dog bite laws in Arlington and throughout the state. We provide our clients with exceptional service after dog attacks, ensuring they receive the medical care they need to recover.
Receive Help with Your Claim
If a dog bit you or your child, you should immediately seek medical attention. Next, contact one of our lawyers online or call (817) 429-4299 to begin the legal process.