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Common Questions After a Dog Bite Injury in Laredo Texas

If you or a loved one have suffered a severe dog bite in Laredo, you likely have many questions about what you should do. The Laredo dog bite attorneys of Carabin Shaw have helped many victims of dog bite injuries receive full compensation for their physical injuries, medical bills, and emotional trauma.

Are you in need of legal advice after a severe dog bite injury? To help victims looking for answers in the aftermath of an attack, we have compiled the following common questions after a dog bite injury in Laredo.

Top Questions Asked by Laredo Dog Bite Injury Victims 1. Are Dog Bite Injuries Dangerous?

Dog bites can cause severe wounds that may develop into disfiguring scars or permanent tissue damage. Additionally, the risk of infection could lead to sepsis and the amputation of limbs. Severed arteries could result in severe blood loss or even fatality.

2. Should I Seek Medical Attention?

You should seek medical attention in the immediate aftermath of your dog bite injury, regardless of how serious the wound may appear. The bite may have hidden damage that will require treatment to prevent complications. Additionally, if you choose to seek compensation for your injuries, having comprehensive records of your injuries will help to establish your case.

3. Who Is Most at Risk for Severe Dog Bites?

Children ages five to nine are the most at risk for dog bites in Laredo Texas. The CDC reports that, of the approximately 800,000 dog bites that require medical attention every year, half of the victims of these attacks are children.

4. Are Dog Owners Financially Responsible in the Event of an Attack?

The short answer is yes, but the reality can be more complicated. Texas is a “one-bite rule” state, meaning a dog owner can be held legally and financially liable for injuries inflicted by their dogs if they have a known history of aggression (i.e. at least “one bite” before your attack).

5. What Happens if the Dog’s Owner Leaves the Scene of the Attack Before I Can Get Their Information?

Dog owners must exchange contact and insurance information with any victims of their dog’s aggression. Failure to do so may result in additional criminal penalties.

6. What Happens if I Am Bitten by a Police or Service Dog?

Just like any other dog bite, the owner of the dog is responsible for injuries inflicted on victims by their property. In the case of the police dog, the animal would be the property of the police department; in your lawsuit, the Laredo Police Department would be the defendant.

7. What Losses Can I Claim in My Dog Bite Injury Lawsuit?

If you have suffered a dog bite in Laredo, you can claim both your economic and non-economic losses in your injury claim.

8. What Is the Statute of Limitations for Dog Bite Injury Claims in the State of Texas?

You have two years from the date of your dog bite injury to file your claim. Make sure to contact an attorney as soon as possible in order to take full advantage of your legal right to fair compensation.

9. Who Is the Best Option to Represent my Laredo Dog Bite Injury Claim?

As you can see by Carabin Shaw’s client reviews, our firm’s long history of representing Texas accident victims and their families has resulted in thousands of victims receiving the financial justice they deserve. If you are searching for quality representation for your dog bite injury claim, we are confident our attorneys can help you to evaluate your options and hold negligent dog owners financially responsible for your losses.

The Laredo Dog Injury Attorneys at Carabin Shaw Can Help

Our team of personal injury attorneys offer no-cost, no-obligation consultations to Laredo dog bite victims and their families. To schedule your case review with a Carabin Shaw dog bite injury lawyer, call our 24/7 English and Spanish-speaking staff toll-free at 800-862-1260.

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