Dog bite cases are one of the Kuzmich Law Firm’s focus practice areas for personal injury litigation. Each year, more than 4.7 million people in the U.S. are bitten by dogs; 1 in 5 victims of a dog attack will require medical attention. The overwhelming majority of dog bite victims are children with most attacks targeting the head and neck. Dog bites are extremely traumatic and can result in severe injuries, permanent scarring and disfigurement, psychological and emotional trauma, and even death.
Dog owners are responsible for ensuring their dogs are contained or leashed, especially if the dog is known to be dangerous. Most dog bites are covered under the owner’s homeowner’s insurance policy, with dog bite claims accounting for approximately one-third of all homeowner’s insurance claims. Following a dog bite, it is important to identify the dog and the owner as soon as possible and report any attack to law enforcement or animal control to ensure the animal is vaccinated and appropriately quarantined.
Texas laws relating to dog bites are complicated and require an experienced injury attorney to navigate. Kuzmich Law Firm has extensive experience in handling dog bite cases and will aggressively pursue compensation for your injuries. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a dog attack, please call us immediately!