Suffering From a Serious Dog Bite in Houston? Our Lawyers Can Help
A dog bite in Houston can be inflicted by a stray, unrestrained, and even a household dog. It may be difficult for dog owners to think that their adoring pet might harm another person, however, research (conducted from 2005-2017) shows that in the U.S., 54% of all fatal dog attacks were inflicted by household dogs.
Unfortunately for Houston residents, the US Postal Service has designated the city as the Dog Bite Capital of America in 2018 due to a high frequency of dog bites and fatal dog attacks.
If you or a family member are suffering from a serious dog bite in Houston that was caused by a pet owner’s irresponsibility, it may be time to consult with a knowledgeable dog bite lawyer. Carabin Shaw has the knowledge and expertise to properly investigate the causes of your injury and determine who may be to blame. Call 800-862-1260 toll free for a free legal consultation with one of our dog bite attorneys.
Visit Carabin Shaw's client reviews page to learn more about our previous experience representing victims not only of dog bites, but other types of personal injury cases as well.Prevalent Injuries Sustained by Dog Bite Victims
The severity of a dog bite(s) is dependent on various factors like the size of the dog, the area of the body the dog bit, and even the breed of the dog. Some of the most common injuries caused by a dog bite are listed here.
- Puncture wounds that require medical attention and, sometimes, stitching in severe cases
- Infection of the bite wound
- Post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from the attack
- Nerve damage that may be permanent
- Life-long scarring causing emotional anguish to the victim
- Facial injuries that can also cause severe psychological distress
- Wrongful death of the victim. Children tend to be most at risk for fatal dog bites due to their size
Dog owners are legally accountable for the physical, mental, and financial harm their dogs inflict on others. If the dog has never attacked anybody before and the pet owner had no reason to assume the dog was aggressive, the victim must demonstrate negligence in order to receive compensation. A dog owner may also be subjected to criminal penalties if he or she was aware of the dog's aggressive behavior.
An experienced dog bite attorney who knows Texas dog bite laws in depth can help a victim understand all available legal options after an attack and can file a lawsuit for negligence or strict liability.
At Carabin Shaw, our lawyers will frame your case so that you receive the maximum compensation available for your injuries. Dog bites are costly and often require long-term treatment. For example, a victim may need rabies shot treatment in intervals which may total a few thousand dollars. Medical bills, lost income, and emotional pain and suffering are all recoverable damages in Texas.Free Consultation With Houston Dog Bite Attorneys
Carabin Shaw attorneys will evaluate any dog bite injury claim for free. They will also assist you in deciding whether or not hiring legal counsel is a smart option in your circumstances. To have your case personally examined by our attorneys, call our staff to arrange an appointment. Our staff members are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Plus, they can speak with you in either English or Spanish when you call.
You do not have to suffer in silence. Let Carabin Shaw stand by your side so that you receive the settlement that you deserve after an unfortunate dog bite.