Denton Dog Bite Lawyers
Protecting the Rights of Victims in Denton County
Dog bites can result in serious harm. A dog's sharp teeth can puncture skin, break bones, cause nerve damage, and lead to other types of injuries. Not to mention, germs transferred from the dog's mouth to the victim can cause infections and illnesses. Most often, dog bite victims must receive extensive medical care to treat their injuries, which can lead to steep and unexpected expenses. If the wound is severe enough, the victim may be required to stay in the hospital or at home to recover, meaning that they might miss work, and, therefore, wages. This can add greater stress to an already frustrating situation. If the dog bite resulted because of the owner's negligence, the victim may be able to file a personal injury claim and recover compensation for damages they suffered.
If you were bitten by a dog and suffered an injury, reach out to Marsala Law Group to discuss your legal options. Our Denton lawyers have over 10 years of combined experience, and we know how to handle these types of matters. We will learn about your situation and give an honest assessment of your case. Recognizing that this type of incident can leave you with a heavy financial burden, we will fight hard to seek justice and work toward recovering a fair settlement on your behalf.
Damages that Can Be Recovered in a Dog Bite Case
If you're injured because of a dog bite, you might suffer various expenses and losses. These are referred to as damages, and victims have a right to seek monetary recovery for them.
In a dog bite case, you may be entitled to compensation for various types of damages, including, but not limited to:
- Past and future medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Emotional distress
Some damages may be calculable, such as medical bills, because they have an actual dollar amount attached to them (these are referred to as economic damages). However, some types of damages do not have specific values associated with them. These are referred to as non-economic damages and include things like pain and suffering.
When you pursue a dog bite claim, you want to ensure that you are requesting a fair compensation amount for both economic and non-economic damages. But how do you know if what you're asking for is fair? That can be difficult for you to do on your own, which is why it's imperative to have a lawyer help you through the process.
At Marsala Law Group, we'll thoroughly assess your circumstances to determine what amount to seek in your claim. We have extensive experience handling injury cases, and we know how to evaluate damages. Our team can present a strong case to the at-fault party's insurance company.
Proving that the Dog Owner Is Liable
When you're bitten by a dog, you may take civil action against the owner. In these types of matters, you must prove that either the owner's negligence resulted in your being injured or the owner knew their pet was dangerous but did not take measures to prevent future attacks. Our team will investigate your incident to help meet your burden of proof.
Typically, in dog bite cases, the owner will try to deny that their dog caused injuries or that the animal's behavior resulted from the victim's provocation. If you face pushback in your case, our Denton attorneys will stand up for you and fight aggressively to protect your rights.
Get Started on Your Case Right Away
In Texas, dog bite cases have a two-year statute of limitations. That means if your initial claim does not result favorably and you wish to pursue a lawsuit, you have only two years to do so. If you miss the deadline, the court can dismiss your case, and you may lose out on recovering compensation. Thus, it's important to act quickly and retain legal representation as soon as possible.
Honest Legal Counsel
We firmly believe honesty is the best policy. Our team will provide you with transparent updates and realistic outcomes.
Personalized Attention & Service
Each case and each client is different. We provide focused representation that is specific to your case and your needs.
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Our lead attorney is personally available to each and every client. We are there for you day or night.
We Care About the Outcome
We truly care about each and every client. We understand this is a vulnerable time in your life and we are committed to being with you every step of the way.