Texas Dog And Animal Bite Lawyer

It's hard to believe that anyone could ever hurt an animal. Even still, people continue to breed animals specifically for fighting and other unethical purposes. It's also hard to believe that animal neglect is at an all-time high, and there are thousands of homeless animals in shelters that must be put to sleep each day. This is not only a scary situation for the animals, but there are numerous safety concerns for the individuals who may find themselves in the path of an abused or angry animal who is prone to attack. In an age of animal cops, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), and pet psychics, one would think that animals are safer than every; unfortunately, this is far from true.

Recently in Texas, two pit bulls from one residence broke into a neighbors yard through a fence and attacked the neighbors two dogs. One, a lab, was heavily injured, and the other dog, a rat terrier, was killed with her throat torn open. It could have easily been the neighbors grandchildren in the dogs place.

There are a reported 5 million animal attacks in America annually, with the bites ranging from minor cuts to vicious attacks that could result in death. It is no wonder hospitals around the country see thousands of dog bite cases each week. While death occurs in less than 100 of the reported dog bites that occur each year, dog bites requiring hospitalization are all too common. According to studies, 20 percent of dogs who bite are non-neutered, and most involve an unrestrained dog on their owner's property. Men are more at risk for dog bites, while women and the elderly are at a higher risk of being bitten by a cat.

Not only are dog and animal bites traumatic and painful on the outside, but they can also put you at further risk for bacterial infections. One such infection is a bacteria strain known as MRSA. This bacteria is resistant to antibiotics, and it is often found in hospitals a place where patients should be shielded from such infections. Other serious infections can occur from a bite, and though the wound may not look serious, bacteria can be planted deep into joint and tendon spaces.

If you have done everything you can to avoid an animal attack, but still find yourself a victim, seek medical help immediately. If you sustain significant injuries that result in medical costs, loss of wages, and pain and suffering, you will have to hire a Texas dog and animal bite lawyer or attorney.

A dog and animal bite lawyer or attorney will be extremely knowledgeable and helpful in Texas dog-bite lawsuits, and they will have the knowledge needed to argue your dog-bite case in order to recover the maximum amount of damages you are entitled to under Texas law. Keep in mind that, Texas's one-bite rule (which is considered unfair and out-of-date) makes it difficult for the victims to recover compensation without a skilled lawyer.

There are specific defenses that an animal owner will use if they are being sued by one who has been bitten by their pet. Dog and animal bite lawyers know them and how to address them if they come up. Some of these defenses are that their animal was properly restrained and the person who was bit ignored the restraints, adequate warning, provoking the animal and ignoring signs that are posted about the animal.


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