In Texas, dog owners can be held liable for any injury or death of a child caused by their dogs. If your child was attacked and/or bitten by a dog, hiring the services of a San Antonio dog bite lawyer can prove critical to securing compensation the compensation to cover your child’s treatment and recovery.
Pinning Blame on the Victim Some dog owners and their insurance companies have been known to try and claim that it was the way the child approached the animal that triggered the attack. A dog owner may try to pin the blame on your child, saying that the animal was simply startled or provoked to attack. The owner may even try to claim that your child was trespassing on his property at the time of the attack, which no longer makes him responsible for your child’s injuries.
If you’re faced with this situation, hiring a lawyer specializing in personal injury claims from dog bites and other animal attacks can help ensure your rights are protected. A properly trained dog will not bite or attack a child, but when it does it happen, it can leave terrible physical and emotional scars.
Get Treatment – The first thing to do after a dog bite or attack is to get medical treatment immediately. The attending physician will make a record of your child’s injuries, as well as a recommended course of treatment, both of which will strengthen your personal injury claim.
Get a Lawyer If you’re dealing with an uncooperative dog owner, get a personal injury lawyer ASAP. Get in touch with one of our attorneys by calling us at (210) 593-8709.