Dog Bite Injury Lawyers – Midland
In Midland, and for that matter practically everywhere else, dog owners consider their pet to be a family member. According to the U.S. Humane Society, there are more than 78,000,000 dogs owned nation-wide. In fact, nearly half of American households have at least one dog.
Indisputably, we love our dogs and value their companionship. Unfortunately, dog owners sometimes lose sight of the fact that dogs can be dangerous, lacking the impulse control that most humans possess. Sometimes, too, dogs are acquired by criminals who mistreat them with the specific intention of making them dangerous.
In the best-case scenario, a dog bite can cause temporary injuries. Frequently, dog bites result in permanent scars or disfigurement. A child attempting to make friends with a dog can find his or her world turned upside down due to emotional distress and physical trauma. Some dog bite victims even develop PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).
The law in Texas adheres to the “one free bite” rule. What this means, essentially, is that an owner will not be liable if the dog has no previous history of biting. The assumption is that the owner now knows that his dog will bite, and he or she will take precautions to keep it from happening again.
Whether you will be entitled to compensation for dog bite injuries will depend on the circumstances and facts of your particular case. It’s probably safe to say that there are almost as many different sets of circumstances as there are dogs when it comes to dog bite cases. This means that if you are the victim of a dog bite injury, it’s very important that you contact a Midland dog bite injury lawyer in order to make sure that your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation you deserve.
Our experienced Midland personal injury attorneys have a great deal of expertise that is specific to dog bite injury cases. We have handled a number of cases, and have achieved outstanding results in getting compensation for victims of dog bites. Contact us today for a free consultation regarding your dog bite injury case.