Animal & Dog Bite Lawyers in Fort Worth
Being attacked by an animal or dog can be a horrifying experience. Not only can it be painful and cause injuries, but you may also miss work, have costly medical bills, or sustain emotional trauma. Texas has laws against dogs that are dangerous to other humans and animals. Personal injuries are occurrences that are brought about by another person or organization’s negligence. This includes animal bites because the pet’s owner can be held liable for their pet’s actions. Dogs are also supposed to be taken to a veterinarian and given shots regularly. Therefore, if you sustained a dog bite that resulted in a disease transmittal, the owner is responsible for the disease transmission. Additionally, owners are to restrain their animals and keep them at a safe distance from other people and animals. Dogs that show aggression may be unsuitable for existence in public.
A skilled dog bite lawyer can present your case in court and prove that the bite was caused by pet owner negligence. Zinda Law Group of Fort Worth has helped many clients get the compensation that they deserve from dog bites and animal attacks. Contact us today or call 817-769-8442 for a free consultation.
After an Animal Attack or Dog Bite
If you or a loved one has been injured by an animal attack or dog bite, contact a Fort Worth dog bite lawyer to ensure your case is handled with care. An aggressive animal attack attorney will begin litigation and attempt to prompt an out of court settlement. The dog owner may not want to go to court for fear that he or she will lose. Thus out of court settlements are usually paid faster by the offending party.
If you do have to make an appearance in court, you and your dog bite attorney will develop the best strategy to present your case. Your injury lawyer will paint the picture of negligence on behalf of the owner and explain the ways the dog bite cost you as a victim. If a judge makes the decision that the accused party is guilty, you could receive more of a settlement than you initially perceived.
At Zinda Law Group, you pay us nothing unless we win your dog bite case. Call 817-769-8442 or chat today for your free dog bite consultation.
Mistakes to Avoid After a Dog Bite or Animal Attack:
- Rushing into a Settlement: Recovery periods for animal attacks can be lengthy and oftentimes the severity of the injury isn’t clear initially. Don’t agree to a settlement until there is a clear idea of the recovery period and extent of your injuries to ensure your claim is sufficient to cover all those expenses.
- Providing a Statement to the Opposing Insurance Company: You are not required to give a statement to the dog owner’s insurance company. The insurance company will use absolutely any inconsistencies in your story to try and minimize your claim.
- Releasing Medical Records to the Opposing Insurance Company: You are not required to release your confidential medical records to the dog owner’s insurance company. They want to get your records to find anything they can to minimize your claim. Don’t let them.
- Lying or Providing Misleading Information to Your Doctor or Authorities: Not only will the insurance company look for inconsistencies from your statements, they will also look at information you provide to doctors and authorities. As the victim, your credibility is important. Telling the truth consistently will go a long way in maintaining a strong case.