Dog bites and attacks can cause serious, life-altering injuries. Many people are left with severe lacerations, nerve damage and scars after being attacked by dogs. In some cases, attack victims are left permanently disfigured.
Townsend P.C. Attorneys At Law, located in Orange, Texas, helps dog bite accident victims in Orange County and throughout Texas obtain the compensation they need to obtain medical treatment, heal from their injuries and move forward with their lives.
Were You Attacked By A Dog?
Many victims require repeated surgeries to repair nerve damage and reduce scars, and physical therapy may also be required. These medical treatments cost money. If you are forced to miss work while healing from your injuries, lost wages also occur. Large bills and no paycheck can make it hard to make ends meet.
In addition to the physical pain and financial strain, many dog attack victims suffer emotionally, developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or phobias.
Experienced personal injury lawyer Rodney Townsend understands the pain and suffering dog bite victims go through after being attacked. He works hard to get clients compensation for all of their injuries — physical, financial and emotional.
Texas Dog Bite Laws
In other states, dog owners aren't liable for the injuries their pets cause unless they have noticed that their animal has a tendency to attack or bite. This means that unless their dog has attacked before, they can't be held responsible for injuries it causes. In Texas, there is no "one bite free" law. Instead, dog owners are strictly liable for injuries their pets cause.
If you were in a public place, or while legally on another's property, and were attacked by a dog, its owner is responsible for your injuries. Landlords may also be held liable for the injuries caused by their tenants' pets in certain circumstances. If a landlord knows that a dog is dangerous, he or she must rid the premises of that dog or risk being held responsible for injuries caused.
Attorney Rodney Townsend Is Here To Help
If you or a loved one was attacked by a dog, call 409-233-0773 or contact Townsend P.C. Attorneys At Law online. If you can't make it into our offices, attorney Townsend will travel to where it's most convenient for you — in your home or in the hospital. Call today. Free consultations are provided in most circumstances.