Fort Worth Dog Bite Lawyers
Dog bites account for a sizeable number of Fort Worth personal injury cases. Because most households in the U.S. harbor at least one dog, it is no surprise that some escape their owner’s control and wind up causing injury. Unfortunately, children are often the victims of a dog bite attacks because of their propensity to approach pets without knowing if they’re dangerous. Most of the time, these injuries are minor. However, some bites necessitate immediate medical attention. When a person suffers a dog bite, it can be confusing to determine who is responsible for the injuries caused by the dog. Texas abides by a “one bite rule,” which only holds the dog’s owner accountable for injuries their dog causes if the owner knew that the dog was likely to cause that type of injury. In proving fault, the injured can cite previous incidents of the dog biting another person, prove that the dog exhibited behaviors that indicated it wanted to bite someone, or prove that the owner knew of the dog’s aggressive conduct.
Proving fault in dog bite injuries can be difficult. If the dog has no past history of biting another person, you may not be able to prove that the dog owner knew of their pet’s temperament. In these cases, it would be wise to consult with a knowledgeable Fort Worth dog bite injury attorney to help your case.
Types of Dog Bite Injuries
Not only can dog bites result in physical injuries, but many incidents leave victims with mild to severe PTSD following the attack. This can cause emotional wounds and anxiety, and make it difficult to be comfortable around dogs in the future. Common injuries sustained by dog bite victims include:
- Puncture wounds
Dog bites that cause an open wound are particularly dangerous because of the bacteria, dirt, and germs that can transfer from the dog’s mouth to the wound. If the dog has not been vaccinated, the risk of rabies and other illnesses is increased.
Consult with a Dog Bite Attorney in Fort Worth
Unfortunately, proving that a dog owner had previous knowledge of a dog’s capacity to attack another person can be challenging. At The Benton Law Firm, our proficient dog bite attorneys can help investigate your case and advocate on your behalf so you can receive restitution for your suffering. Don’t hesitate to contact our Fort Worth offices at (817) 935-8000 for support and guidance in your case.