Whether you own a dog or not, we’re sure you see them all over the place. When you take a walk in and around the Dallas area, you are sure to see plenty of people out walking their dogs. Most of the time, dogs, and people interact with no problems at all. Unfortunately, sometimes a dog bites or attacks someone and the results can be devastating.
If you need a dog bite attorney in Dallas, the team at The Law Office of Dorothy Hyde is standing by to help. If someone else’s negligence has caused harm to you or your loved one, they should be held liable and you may be eligible for compensation.
There are around 90 million dogs in the United States. Needless to say, dogs are popular pets. They are fun and offer great companionship. What may surprise you is just how many dog bites occur each year. With nearly 4.5 million dog bites occurring annually, the CDC says that nearly 1 in 5 people bitten by a dog require medical attention.
With so many dogs in the country, we know accidents will happen. A dog usually bites because it is scared or caught off guard. Sometimes, a dog owner is bitten when they are attempting to stop two dogs from fighting.
Other times though, a dog’s owner violates municipal leash laws and lets their dog roam freely. If they do this and their dog ends up causing harm to someone, the owner could be held liable for the injuries. Likewise, if an owner knows their dog is aggressive and still allows it to be around other people, their reckless decision could cause someone major harm.
Dogs’ jaws are very strong. When they bite, they can inflict major soft tissue injuries, especially on the facial area. In many cases, victims of dog bites require reconstructive surgery to repair all of the damage. Children are at particular risk for major damage because they are closer to the dog’s level and don’t have the ability to get away or fight back.
Getting attacked by a dog doesn’t just cause physical trauma, but emotional trauma as well. Many people report PTSD symptoms long after they are bitten or attacked by a dog.
If you or a loved one is bitten by a dog, seek immediate medical treatment. A dog bite wound could become infected without proper care, which could lead to serious complications. In the aftermath, you may need a Dallas dog bite attorney to help you recover compensation. At the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde, we have 30 years of experience to bring to your side. We will work with you to ensure you are treated fairly. Suffering a dog bite can be an emotional experience, especially if you have to undergo surgery to fix the damage. You shouldn’t have to worry about high medical bills after a dog bite. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 214-883-1700.
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