Were You Bitten By Another Person’s Dog?
Dog ownership is a deeply rewarding experience for many people, the popularity of which is growing at a fast rate. And unfortunately, where there are more dogs as pets, more dog bites and attacks necessarily follow.
The injuries that dog bites can cause can be serious and often physically scar or disfigure victims for life, not to mention the emotional and psychological harm such injuries can cause, especially for the most likely and common victims: children. In fact, dog bites are responsible for several hundreds of thousands of emergency room visits each year, and that number continues to grow.
Dog owners simply must be responsible for the whereabouts and actions of their dogs at all times, and if they are aware that their dog has a predisposition to violent attacks or biting, they must take proper action to keep the dog restrained so as to protect the general public.
Common Injuries Resulting From Dog Bites
Dog bites or attacks can cause a number of different types of injuries, but some of the most common injuries incurred include:
- Lacerations and bruising
- Puncture wounds
- Broken bones
- Injuries to the eyes and face
- Injuries to the neck and ears
- Severe infections
Injuries, or even the possibility thereof, and other consequences that often result from dog bites should not be a responsibility to be borne by the innocent injured party. Instead, it should be the dog owner who shoulders this burden. While not all dog bites and attacks occur due to owner negligence, the sad reality is that most do, if not by outright negligent acts, then usually by failure to warn.
Dog owners enjoy the reward of the ownership, and along with that reward, the dog owners must also suffer any consequences that arise from their dog ownership. Simply put, dog owners must be responsible for any injuries caused by their dog because their dog is their responsibility and no one else’s. It’s certainly not the responsibility of the victims.
Contact A Knowledgeable Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have been injured as a result of a dog bite or attack, you may be eligible to take legal action against the negligent or careless pet owner. At The Law Offices of Steven M. Williams, we can handle your legal concerns while you focus on recovering from your injuries. We understand the struggles dog bite victims in Texas frequently have to face, and we want to help take action against negligent and careless pet owners.
Please call 940-308-8412 or send us an email today for your free consultation to discuss your case with a qualified legal professional and learn more about what remedies may or may not be available in your particular situation.