An Experienced El Paso Dog Bite Attorney You Can Trust
If you’ve been injured by a dog bite, you need to know your rights. You may be entitled to compensation from the dog owner, the landlord of the dog owner, or your own insurance company. Cazares Law Firm can help you navigate the ins and outs of the law and determine just what you are entitled to.
Dog Bite Laws
Texas provides specific laws and regulations concerning liability in dog bite incidents. In many cases, the victim just needs to establish that they were in fact bitten by the dog. To understand whether your case is governed by a dog bite statute or general negligence law, it’s important to speak with a dog bite attorney as soon as possible after the injury.
What Should I Do if I’ve Been Bitten?
If you or someone you know has been bitten, seek immediate medical treatment and make sure no one else is in a position where they could be injured. At this point, it’s important to establish a report. Contact either the local animal control department or the local police department. At the least, file a report online to establish a record of the incident. Determine who owns the dog and where the dog lives. Take photos of the injury, and call an experienced dog bite lawyer. Do not discuss your claim with your insurance carrier until after you have consulted an attorney.
Dog Bite Compensation
Because each of these cases is unique, there is no way to predict the amount one will receive in a dog bite settlement. The goal is to recover any damages including medical expenses, loss of wages, scarring, etc. If you have been injured from being knocked over by a dog or otherwise injured but not bitten, it’s highly unlikely that you’ll recover any damages.
Contact Cazares Law Firm
If you’ve been injured in a dog bite incident, contact Cazares Law Firm. We are passionate about helping victims, and we’d be happy to schedule a consultation to learn more about your case. Contact us today.