Compensation in an Austin Dog Bite Claim
Although there is no official dog census, the American Veterinary Medical Association estimates that the state of Texas has the most dogs in the US with roughly 7.2 million. Based on the number of households, the AVMA's calculation estimates that there are around 193,600 dogs living in Austin.
Being an Austin pet owner may be a highly gratifying experience. Our pets make us feel safe and keep us companionship, but responsible pet owners are also aware that others around their pets are safe from bites and attacks. If your dog bites another individual, that person is entitled to file for compensation in a Texas claim.
Texas is a strict liability state when it comes to dog bites, meaning an owner is liable for its dog’s actions if the injured party was lawfully on the property when they were bitten or attacked by the dog.
If you have been bitten by a dog in Austin you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries. However, because every case will differ, it’s best to consult with an Austin dog bite lawyer about your case before beginning a lawsuit. At Carabin Shaw, our attorneys can help you understand what your options are and ensure that your rights are protected. Contact us toll free at 800-862-1260 for a free consultation with a personal injury attorney.Possible Types of Financial Compensation after a Dog Bite
Recoverable damages may include, but are not limited to:
- Medical costs
- Pain and suffering
- Rehabilitative treatments
- Loss of consortium or companionship of spouse or children
You may also be entitled to compensation for your injuries, even if the liable party argues you were injured due to your own negligence. In such a case, the only way to truly know if you have a valid claim is by speaking with an experienced firm of Austin injury lawyers.
The amount of compensation you can receive will depend on several factors, including:
- The severity of your injuries - The more severe your injuries, the more money you may be able to recover. If you suffered broken bones or other serious injuries as a result of a dog bite, then you may be able to recover more money than someone who suffered less severe injuries like cuts and bruises.
- The extent of medical treatment required - Medical bills can quickly add up after an injury caused by a dog bite victim. You may have been hospitalized for several days due to your injuries and needed surgery or other types of treatment. If so, then this will likely increase the amount of money that you receive from the owner of the dog who bit you.
An wounded victim's damages may be recovered from any defendant whose carelessness led to an animal attack. In Texas, lawsuits are frequently brought against dog owners, landlords, landowners, and even homeowners' organizations. For example, if dangerous canines are allowed to remain on association-owned common spaces and private streets, the homeowner association may be held responsible.
If you're not sure who to hold responsible for your dog bite injuries, speaking with a dog bite lawyer can help you find the answers you need.Consult With the Top Texas Attorneys at Carabin Shaw and See How Much Your Case Is Worth
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