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Dallas Dog Bite Attorney

Most people never think they will be injured due to a dog bite. However, these incidents happen more often than most people realize. At the Law Office Of Julie Johnson, we are here to help if you or a loved one has been injured due to an incident with a dog. Our Dallas personal injury attorneys will thoroughly investigate what happened and work to ensure that you secure all the compensation you are entitled to.

The dog bite reality

Dogs are arguably America’s favorite pet. There are an estimated 90 million dogs in US households. With that many dogs, it should not be surprising that there are approximately 4.7 million dog bites each year in this country. Not all of these dog bites are serious, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that around one out of every five dog bite victims need to be seen at a hospital or doctor’s office for treatment. Other studies have recently indicated that about 1,000 people require medical attention for dog bites each day in the US.

Injuries from dog bites can be severe. Dogs have very powerful jaws that can cause serious damage. It is not uncommon for our Dallas dog bite accident lawyers to help clients who have sustained the following in a bite incident:

  • Severe damage to skin and muscle
  • Broken bones
  • Finger amputations
  • Severed ligaments, veins, arteries, and tendons

In some cases, victims can be severely disfigured or sustain injuries that impact their mobility. Some dog bite victims require reconstructive surgery to restore their appearance and functionality. Physical injuries are not the only issue dog bite victims face. Victims can also sustain lasting emotional and psychological damage.

In Texas, victims of a dog bite will need to prove that a dog owner’s negligence caused the dog bite injury. This can be proven by showing that the owner knew the dog had acted aggressively in the past or had previously bitten someone. The victim will also need to show that the dog’s owner failed to use reasonable care to control their pet or prevent the bite from occurring.

Owners can also be held accountable for other injuries that occur due to the attack but are separate from the bite, such as broken bones or head injuries caused by a fall.

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