Dog bites aren’t as rare as you think. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 800,000 people receive medical attention for dog bites every year, and around 350,000 victims seek treatment in emergency rooms.
It’s up to dog owners to keep their pets leashed or enclosed at all times, because when they fail to do so, innocent people can be bitten and suffer serious injuries. Even older dogs with no history of aggression have been known to bite without provocation.
If you or someone you love was bitten by a dog, you may be in severe pain and even suffering from disability due to nerve damage and infection. At Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers, our Texas dog bite lawyers fight to help victims get compensation for bite-related expenses, such as:
- Medical bills—Dog bite injuries can require intensive medical care, including surgery and physical rehabilitation. The costs of those treatments can quickly add up, and it’s not fair for victims to have to pay for their care out of pocket.
- Lost wages—Victims are commonly bit on extremities like their hands, arms, and legs. When those body parts are damaged, victims may lose some or all dexterity or mobility, making it difficult or impossible for them to work.
Your dog bite injury wasn’t your fault, and you shouldn’t have to worry about paying for your medical care for complications that were caused by someone else’s negligence.