Dog Bite Injury Lawyers in Big Spring
Did you know that there are over 78 million dogs that are owned by Americans? The Human Society points out that nearly half of all United States households have at least one dog. Naturally, it goes without saying that Americans love their furry friends.
That being said, it is always important to remember that dogs of any breed are animals first and pets second. Because of their animalistic nature, dogs of any shape and size have been known to attack their human friends. While we don’t mean to alarm you, the Center for Disease Control points out that nearly 4.5 million people are bitten by a dog annually. While the vast majority of these dog bite cases did not involve the victim seeking medical attention, around 20% do, which accounts for almost a million cases per year.
A dog attack can leave a victim seriously injured, and while in some cases the effects can be temporary, they are all too often permanent. When a dog attacks someone, it has the potential to permanently disfigure that individual or even kill him or her. Unfortunately, it is children – the most vulnerable among us – who are most often injured in dog bite cases. Because of their young and impressionable nature, these dog attacks have been known to cause PTSD and other psychological issues for children. This is true of adults as well.
The laws concerning dog bite cases can be quite complex, and it’s not always clear whether or not you will be able to attain compensation for injuries and medical expenses. The state of Texas requires dog owners to bear the responsibility for the medical expenses, pain and suffering of the victim of their dog’s attack. That being said, Texas also has a “one free bite” rule, which can exempt dog owners from liability if their dog has not previously shown signs of aggression.
Because of these complexities, it’s important that you seek out the services of a highly skilled dog bite injury attorney in Big Spring if you or someone you know or love has been injured in a dog attack. The team at Glasheen, Valles & Inderman is quite adept at handling dog bit cases, and can successfully navigate the legal complexities that surround such cases. This team will fight tirelessly for you, and ensure that you receive all of the compensation that’s due under the law.