DOG BITE ATTORNEY LEWISVILLE TX
Attorney Todd R. Durham Is Your Dog Bite or Animal Attack Advocate
When you own a dog, you must take responsibility to restrain them on a leash in public properly. Sometimes dog owners are negligent in training and leashing their dog. If a dog or other animal has bitten you or a family member, you know the bites can be severe and life changing. It is important that you speak to a dog bite lawyer immediately. The Law Office of Todd R. Durham is committed to assisting victims, and their families collect the compensation they deserve as a result of a dog bite or dog attack.
Homeowners’ Liability Insurance – Dog Attacks
All pet owners that have dogs or other animals on their premises are subject to liable if the animal attacks. Most homeowners’ insurance policies. If a dog has bitten you or a loved one, it is important to gather contact information of the owner so that you can collect for your damages. Once you hire Todd R. Durham as your dog bite attorney, he will act as your liaison in gathering all pertinent evidence that will be necessary to create a strong case.
This can include the following:
- Copies of hospital records
- Photos of the bite marks
- Obtain reports from police or Animal Control
- Seek witness statements
- Get statements from others who have had contact with the animal
- Acquire expert testimony when necessary
Compensation For Your Injuries
When seeking a settlement from the owner and their insurance company, it is important that you do not attempt to negotiate an agreement by yourself. It takes legal experience handling dog bite claims to be able to negotiate the best settlement possible. Beyond basic medical bills, there may be future medical needs you didn’t anticipate. Lesions that require reconstructive surgery may have to be handled over a period of years, not months. If a child suffers a brain injury due to the severe mauling of their head, the medical bills can easily escalate into hundreds of thousands of dollars. The financial consequences can be devastating if not properly handled by a competent attorney. Call Todd R. Durham and make sure you get the maximum compensation for your medical expenses, future medical needs, pain and suffering, lost wages, therapy, and plastic surgery, if necessary.
Dog Bite Attorney Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between a personal injury lawyer and a dog bite lawyer?
When you are talking about a “dog bite,” you are referring to a sub-sect of the broad term “personal injury,” which is a type of area of law. For example, all dogs are animals, but not all animals are dogs. Many personal injury attorneys represent clients with dog bite claims, but not all do. When you choose a dog bite lawyer, you can rest assured that they have extensive experience in the area of dog bites specifically.
What if I was playing with/touching the dog before it attacked me?
Even if you were playing with the dog, you might still be entitled to compensation. Owners have a responsibility to train their dogs and prevent them from becoming aggressive. If a dog attacks and injures you while you were interacting with the dog, you still may be able to collect damages. Dog bite cases are very fact dependent, and your ability to recover may depend on the circumstances surrounding your attack. The best way to determine if you can collect is speaking to an experienced dog bite attorney.
If you or someone you love has suffered a serious injury or death due to a dog or animal attack, it is in your best interest to have an experienced dog bite attorney like Attorney Todd R. Durham on your side. Contact us Or Call (214) 222-4000 today for a FREE CONSULTATION to discuss your legal options.