At the Fort Worth based Kisselburgh Law Firm, we understand the traumatic experience of being a victim of a dog bite or attack. Our dedicated team in Fort Worth specializes in handling dog bite cases, providing the legal representation you need during this challenging time. We know that a dog bite or attack can be a life-altering event, causing not only physical harm but also emotional distress. Our mission is to help you navigate the legal process, ensuring that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
The Impact of Dog Bites/Attacks
Dog bites and attacks can result in severe physical injuries, emotional trauma, and significant financial burdens. From puncture wounds and lacerations to more severe injuries like nerve damage or disfigurement, the impact of a dog bite can be life-altering. Victims often require extensive medical treatment, including surgery, physical therapy, and psychological counseling. The costs associated with these treatments can quickly add up, placing a financial strain on victims and their families.
Beyond the tangible physical harm, the psychological aftermath of a dog attack can be equally, if not more, debilitating. Many victims find themselves grappling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), heightened anxiety levels, and an overwhelming sense of fear long after the attack. This emotional turmoil can significantly hinder a victim's ability to reintegrate into their regular routines and social circles.
Furthermore, dog bites and attacks can result in lost wages due to time off work for recovery. In severe cases, victims may be left with permanent disabilities that affect their ability to work and earn a living. The financial impact of a dog bite or attack can be devastating, leading to mounting medical bills and lost income. This financial stress can add to the emotional burden, making the recovery process even more challenging.
Texas Dog Bite Laws
In Texas, the law requires dog owners to use ordinary care in handling their dogs. If a dog is known to be aggressive, the standard of care required is higher. This is known as the "one bite rule," which holds the owner liable if they knew or should have known about the dog's aggressive tendencies.
In addition to the "one bite rule," Texas law also allows victims to pursue a claim based on negligence. This means that if a dog owner failed to exercise reasonable care in controlling their dog, and that failure resulted in your injuries, you may have a negligence claim.
Texas also has leash laws that vary by city and county. For example, in the City of Fort Worth, when a dog is "being walked or with its owner off its property, the dog must be on a leash and accompanied by the owner at all times." Many other cities in North Texas require the same. If a dog was off-leash and attacked you, this could be another avenue for pursuing a claim. Understanding these laws and how they apply to your case can be complex, which is why having an experienced dog bite attorney on your side is crucial.
At the Kiselburgh Law Firm, we take a comprehensive approach to dog bite cases in the Fort Worth area. We start by conducting a thorough investigation, gathering evidence, and identifying liable parties. Our goal is to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
We understand that each case is unique, and we tailor our approach to fit the specific circumstances of your case. We work closely with medical professionals and other specialists to build a strong case on your behalf. We handle all the legal aspects of your case, allowing you to focus on your recovery.
Why Choose Us?
With years of experience and a deep understanding of Texas dog bite laws, our team is equipped to handle the complexities of your case. Robert Kisselburgh has represented many victims of dog attacks. In those cases, while the majority of them settled prior to a trial, Robert has also taken some dog bite cases to a jury trial. We're committed to providing compassionate, personalized legal services, and we won't rest until justice is served.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a dog bite or attack in Fort Worth area, don't hesitate to reach out to us. Contact us today at 817-500-0990 for a free, no-obligation consultation. Let us fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.