Dallas Dog Bite Lawyer

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If you've been harmed by someone else's dog, you're undoubtedly going through a tough time. Dog bites can be frightening, dangerous, and even deadly, and no one should ever have to suffer because of someone else’s poorly restrained or mishandled dog.

If you or a loved one was attacked by a dog, we encourage you to contact our skilled Dallas injury lawyers. As award-winning Dallas dog bite lawyers, we are dedicated to fighting for dog attack victims like you. We understand how life-changing a dog attack can be, and we use our knowledge and resources to win our clients the compensation they deserve for their injuries, lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.

Notable Result

$305,000 Awarded to Pit Bull Dog Bite Victim

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With decades of experience and millions of dollars recovered, we know what it takes to fight and win personal injury cases in Texas. To schedule a free consultation, call (214) 327-8000 today, or reach out online.

We work on a no win, no fee basis, meaning that if we don’t win you fair compensation, you owe us nothing. We offer free, no obligation consultations.


What Our Lawyers Can Do After a Dallas Dog Bite

  • We’ll Start with a Free Consultation to Discuss the Attack

    During your free consultation, we'll listen to your story and get all the facts of the attack, then form a plan to get you the medical care you need. From there, we'll gather evidence to build your case against the dog’s owner and start our battle to win you everything you deserve for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

  • You Pay Nothing Upfront

    When you hire our firm, there is no cost upfront. Instead, we work on a contingency basis, meaning you owe us nothing until we’ve won you full and fair compensation for your accident.

  • We’ll Set You Up with Doctors We Trust

    If you’ve been attacked by a dog, you shouldn’t be left to suffer while your case is pending. When you come to us as a new client, we’ll work quickly to set you up with doctors who will give you the care you need at the moment you need it. All payment is deferred until after we’ve won your case.

  • We’ll Investigate Your Dog Bite

    If we're going to convince the insurance company to pay you full compensation, words alone are not enough - we'll need to prove that a negligent party failed to control the animal that attacked you. Since evidence like broken fences or eyewitness reports must be documented quickly, we make investigating your case a top priority.

  • We’ll Fight the Insurance Company

    Every year, insurance providers continue to make it more difficult to hold negligent dog owners accountable for the pain and suffering they cause others. We have a deep understanding of Texas law, how to demonstrate liability, and what it takes to negotiate on your behalf after you’ve suffered a dog bite. If those involved refuse to acknowledge their responsibility, we’ll take them to court.

  • We’ll Win What You Deserve after a Dog Bite

    If you’ve been attacked by a dog, we understand what’s at stake: your physical health, financial security, and the ability to live normally. We always pursue the maximum compensation possible and fight tirelessly for each and every one of our clients. We’ll do the same for you.


Texas Dog Bite Laws

Every state has its own laws that define when a dog’s owner or handler is liable for injuries after a dog attack. Texas follows the often misunderstood “One Bite Rule.” Under this rule, you can pursue compensation for a dog bite if each of the following is true:

  • The dog that bit you previously bit someone else
  • The dog’s owner knew about the incident
  • The dog then bit and injured you

The point of this rule is not to protect dog owners the first time their animal bites someone. Instead, it’s meant to hold owners accountable when they know their dog has a history of aggression.

If you were attacked by a dog that’s never bit anyone before, however, this does not bar you from filing a claim for compensation. Our attorneys often hold dog owners liable by proving that the dog owner mishandled their dog (regardless of whether or not the dog had a history of aggression). We do this by establishing a duty of care.

“Duty of care” simply means that the owner is responsible for protecting others from their dog. Animal owners generally owe others a duty of care, as evidenced by many cities and counties requiring animals to be contained upon their owner or handler’s property and to be on a leash when in public.

Once we’ve established a duty of care, we work to prove that the dog owner or handler breached that duty. For instance, maybe the owner let their dog run free in a public area where the dog should have been on a leash. Or maybe we find evidence to prove that the owner didn’t properly secure their property with a kennel, fence, or invisible fence, which allowed the dog to escape and attack someone.

Dog Bite Injuries

Our dog bite lawyers have worked with victims who’ve suffered a wide variety of serious injuries as a result of the attack. Call us right away if you are diagnosed with:

  • Puncture Wounds
  • Lacerations
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Bone fractures
  • Bacterial and viral infections
  • Mental health conditions, such as PTSD, anxiety, or depression
  • Permanent scarring or disfigurement

Pit Bull Attacks Through Fence, We Win $150,000 for Our Client

Dog attacks are terrifying. They leave victims feeling helpless, hopeless and in a world of pain. Sadly, if you’re bitten by a dog, it’s often a dog you know: either a neighbor’s or a friend’s. Such was the case with our client Jose.

Jose lived next to a family with a pit bull. As with most Texas houses, a wooden fence separated their yards. One day, Jose was standing in his backyard with his own dog, Maggie, when he noticed the neighbor’s pit bull had been chewing a hole in their shared fence. Maggie went to investigate the hole when suddenly the pit burst through it and attacked her.

Jose rushed over to separate the dog fight. He managed to shove the pit bull off of Maggie, but the aggressive dog came back for him and bit his hand, partially severing a finger.


How to Handle a Dog Bite

After a dog attack, the first step is to obtain medical care. For severe wounds, go directly to the emergency room (ER). For minor wounds, you may see a family physician. No matter which route you choose, cleaning and bandaging your wounds at home may not be enough to avoid an infection, which can cause more serious health problems.

You should also gather as much information about the aggressive dog as possible. If you can, document the name and breed of the dog and of the dog owner’s name and contact information. If the animal was with a dog walker or sitter, ask for their name and information as well. Finally, we encourage you to contact a lawyer. Dog bite law in Texas is notoriously complicated, and you’ll need an experienced professional to secure the compensation you deserve.


Dog Bite Compensation

If you’ve been hurt in an unprovoked dog attack, you have a right to compensation for your injuries. In Texas, you can seek to obtain compensation for your:

  • Medical Bills
  • Lost Wages
  • Physical Pain
  • Mental Anguish
  • Permanent Disfigurement
  • Physical Disability
  • Reduced Earning Potential
  • Loss of Normal Life

It is difficult to say how much your dog bite claim may be worth without a thorough analysis of your circumstances. Dog bite claims and their resulting settlements or court rulings vary widely based on the type and extent of the injuries, the dog’s history, and the owner’s conduct.

The best way to determine the potential value of your claim is to speak with our dog bite attorneys. We’re happy to discuss the details of your case in person or over the phone. All calls are free and require zero obligation. Fill out our contact form or call us directly to get started.

Notable Result

  • $305,000 Awarded to Pit Bull Dog Bite Victim

  • Pit Bull Attacks Through Fence, $150,000 Awarded to Victim

  • Careless Owner Allows Dog to Roam Free, Causing Bike Accident

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Additional Information about dog bites

Treating Dog Bites is Expensive

The average cost of treatment for a dog bite injury depends on the severity of the bite and the location of the injury. If you’ve suffered minor-to-moderate puncture wounds and lacerations, you’ll need the wounds to be thoroughly cleaned, and you may also require sutures to close the wounds. Additionally, your doctor might administer antibiotics and booster immunizations to prevent infection.

If you’ve suffered more severe wounds, you may need additional medical care, such as surgery. If you or your child suffered bites to the face, working with a plastic surgeon could be necessary to reduce scarring and disfigurement.

Seeking the proper treatment for dog bite wounds can be costly, especially if you do not have health insurance. If you had to go to the ER, you can expect to be billed thousands or sometimes even tens of thousands of dollars for the physician’s time, lab tests, medications, and various medical services.

Here at Anderson Injury Lawyers, we believe the vicious dog’s owner should be held liable for these expenses, and we are prepared to fight for that compensation on your behalf.

Dangerous and Aggressive Dogs

Texas law holds owners accountable for the actions of dangerous and aggressive dogs. According to Texas law, a dangerous dog as one that:

  • Attacks an individual, unprovoked, in some place other than the dog’s enclosure, and causes injuries
  • Commits an attack or other action in a place other than its enclosure, causing people to believe they will be injured

If a dog is deemed dangerous or aggressive under the law, there are steps the owner must take if they wish to keep the dog, including spaying or neutering the pet, keeping the dog appropriately restrained, fitting the dog with a muzzle whenever it’s outside of its enclosure, obtaining liability insurance, posting a dangerous dog sign on their property, and registering the dog as aggressive or dangerous.

Contact a Dallas Dog Bite Lawyer Today

Anderson Injury Lawyers has a track record of success. We've won millions of dollars for our clients over the years and have been trusted in Dallas for over 25 years. A dog bite is tragedy enough, and when you hire our firm, we work hard to make sure that the suffering ends there.

We are ready to work with you to hold the dog owner responsible. Call us today at (214) 327-8000, or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.

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If you suffered harm in an accident or any incident caused by negligence, contact Anderson Injury Lawyers right away. We offer individualized attention, over 25 years of experience, and everything you need to get everything you deserve.

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