Dog Bites And Animal Attacks
A dog bite or dog attack can be a horrifying and painful event and can result in serious and even life-threatening injuries. The attack can cause intense physical and emotional pain. Injuries often occur on the face, head, hands or arms; especially when the victim is a child, lifelong scarring can occur. It can be a shocking and life-altering event for a postman, real estate agent, maintenance worker or other people whose jobs take them to the homes of strangers.
At Willumsen Law Firm, P.C., in Houston, we help victims of dog bites and attacks get compensation for their losses and suffering. Whether you were bitten by a dog in your own neighborhood or you were attacked by a dog while on the job, we can help you effectively pursue your personal injury or third-party liability claim. If a dog injured your child, we can help. Some of the most common dogs that attack people are Rottweilers, Pit Bulls, Chows, German Shepherds and Retrievers.
What You Should Do If You Encounter A Dangerous Or Menacing Dog
Report all dogs roaming at large. If you see any animal acting strangely or menacingly, report the incident to Animal Control. If possible, identify the owner of the dog and where the dog is housed. Call the police or Animal Control as soon as possible.
Do not talk in detail about the event with the owner of the dog or any insurance company representative. Contact us as soon as possible to preserve all of your rights. Obtain witness statements, photographs of the scene and any other evidence to maximize the possibility of fair compensation. ALWAYS take photographs of your injuries BEFORE you go to the emergency room.
Lawyers Who Will Protect Your Best Interests
The insurance company and its lawyers will attempt to minimize the loss and pain you have suffered. They will attempt to blame the victim for the attack or mauling in order to avoid an insurance claim. Willumsen Law Firm, P.C., knows how to stand up to insurance companies to get the compensation you need and deserve.
In addition to representing victims of dog attacks, we also review insurance policies. If you are a pet owner, you can find out if your dog is covered by your insurance or if your personal assets are at risk. Help take preventative measures against dog bites to others and liability to you as the dog’s owner. Call Houston and Katy attorneys Fred Willumsen and Donal McRoberts today to discuss your insurance policy. If your dog has unjustly been determined to be a dangerous dog, we can also help.
Strong Representation For Clients Injured In Dog Bite Cases
In Texas, a dog owner whose dog bites or attacks another person may be liable for the resulting injuries and damages. If you or a loved one has been attacked or bitten by a dog or another vicious animal, you may be entitled to compensation for your past and future medical bills, counseling, therapy, lost income, mental anguish, and emotional distress and suffering.
With offices located in Houston and Katy, attorneys Fred Willumsen and Donal McRoberts represent dog bite victims and their families in litigation cases throughout Texas and have successfully recovered compensation for numerous clients injured by dogs. We offer representation to members of the National Association of Letter Carriers and others who are subject to being bitten by a dog while at work. People who face on-the-job dog bite injuries include utility meter readers, home inspectors, courier deliverers, delivery drivers, pool maintenance technicians, gardeners, roofers and siders, salespeople, construction workers, babysitters, in-home health care workers, kids, and many others.
Examples of dog bite cases include:
- A woman is at the park with her own dog and is attacked by an unleashed dog in the same park.
- A little girl visits her grandmother and while playing outside is attacked by a neighbor’s dog.
- A landlord fails to warn of a vicious or dangerous dog in the building and the dog attacks a mail carrier.
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