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According to the Humane Society of the United States, nearly half the households in this country have at least one dog in the home, accounting for some 78 million different pets. For most dog owners, these animals are a four-legged member of the family. While the vast majority of them are well-behaved and never become a serious problem, those that do can be quite dangerous. Larger dogs, especially, can deliver near-lethal bites when not properly controlled.

While it can be tough to think of man’s best friend as anything but a cuddly companion, realize that when they attack someone, the injuries they leave behind can be severe. Unfortunately, canine attacks aren’t as uncommon as we’d like to hope. According to the Centers for Disease Control, roughly 4.5 million victims are bitten by dogs every year. Of those who were attacked, about 20% needed to seek medical attention.

Dog bite injuries in Rio Rancho can result in a wide range of injuries. Most will leave some kind of permanent scar behind, but others will leave their victim with a more obvious form of disfigurement for the rest of their life. Unfortunately, the victims are often children who make the mistake of trying to pet a dog they don’t know. Even if the dog bite injuries in Rio Rancho they sustain aren’t serious or permanent, they may sustain scarring on the inside that will need to be addressed with therapy. Of course, adults are also susceptible to PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and other forms of longstanding emotional issues.

Not all dog bite injuries in Rio Rancho ensure that the victim receives some form of compensation for their pain and suffering. There are a number of other factors that must be taken into consideration too. Under the law in Texas, though, if an owner is found responsible for the injuries their dog caused, they are required to pay for medical bills, pain and suffering and any other costs that arise. However, the “one free bite” law in Texas means most owners will get to breathe a sigh of relief after their dog’s first attack.

As you may have guessed dog bite injuries in Rio Rancho don’t always end in the victim being awarded their deserved funds. That’s why you want Glasheen, Valles & Inderman in your corner if you or your child has been attached by a dog. You shouldn’t have to pay for proper healing.

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