DALLAS TEXAS DOG & ANIMAL BITES ATTORNEYS/ LAWYERS
There are currently over 70 million dogs in the U.S. Almost 800,000 bites per year -- one out of every 6 -- are serious enough to require medical attention. Dog bites send nearly 368,000 victims to hospital emergency departments per year (1,008 per day). Getting bitten by a dog is the fifth most frequent cause of visits to emergency rooms caused by activities common among children. Dogs bite nearly 2% of the U.S. population -- more than 4.7 million people annually.
To get most value from your dog or animal bite claim, we recommend you the do the following:
- Call the police and local animal control after the dog or animal bite;
- Get the names, addresses, and phone number of all witnesses to the dog bite;
- Find out the name of the dog owner and the owner of the property where the dog bite took place.
- Take pictures of the dog and your injuries.
- If injured, do not delay getting medical treatment and follow doctors orders;
- Document your pain, stress, swelling, and other injuries that cannot be seen
- Do not give a recorded statement before talking to a dog bite attorney;
- Do not sign a medical records authorization or any paper before talking to a dog bite attorney; and
- Do not accept a settlement before talking to a dog & animal bite attorney
Hiring a Dallas, Texas dog or animal bite attorney quickly after your could be beneficial to your case. One, hiring a dog or animal bite attorney will relieve your stress in addressing your injuries and dealing with insurance companies. Two, the dog or animal bite attorney will examine your case and gather necessary evidence, such as witnesses, medical records, and photographs. Three, the dog or animal bite attorney can protect your best interest by advising you and communicating with the insurance companies on your behalf. Four, a dog or animal bite attorney will get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
If you are injured by a dog or animal bite, you may be entitled to compensation for the following: medical bills, future medical care, lost wages, future loss of earning capacity, pain, mental anguish, disfigurement, and impairment.
The dog bite attorneys at the Kipness Law Firm represent individuals and families that have sustained the following types of personal injuries due to an animal bite.
- Damaged tissue
- Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or Concussion or Head Injury
- Infectious diseases, such as rabies
- Punctures and lacerations
- Amputations or Loss of Limb
- Seizures, Numbness and Loss of Consciousness
- Crush Injuries
- RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) and CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome)
- Eye Injury, Vision Loss, or Blindness
- Broken bones
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Fear of dogs
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other emotional injuries
If a loved one or relative dies because of a dog bite compensation may be given for: funeral expenses, medical expenses, future medical care, lost wages, future loss of earning capacity, pain, mental anguish, disfigurement, impairment, loss of emotional support and companionship provided by spouse or parent; and loss of household duties provided by spouse or parent.
Our firm is based in Dallas, Texas and handles dog bite cases throughout the State of Texas. If you have personal injuries or lost a family member due to wrongful death of an animal bite, please call Dallas Dog Bite Attorneys and Lawyers at The Kipness Law Firm. Call 214-800-3454.