Dog Bite Attorneys in Fort Worth
Dedicated to Helping Victims of Serious Canine Attacks
Have you been injured because of an attack by your neighbor’s or someone else’s dog? Do you need help recovering compensation for any injuries you sustained from a dog bite or other animal attack in the Fort Worth area? If so, contact the experienced Fort Worth dog bite injury attorneys at Brian Hargrove Law today for immediate legal assistance. The specifics of your case may help highlight the fact that you deserve due compensation for your injuries, and we won’t stop until we have explored every possible avenue for compensation. Don’t hesitate to seek out professional legal help as soon as possible—contact the attorneys at Brian Hargrove Law today.
Understanding Texas Dog Bite Laws
In the state of Texas, to establish liability in a dog bite case you must be able to prove that:
- The dog's owner was aware of their dog’s potential for aggression, or it had bitten someone in the past (per Texas’ “one bite” rule), and/or
- The dog's owner negligently failed to use reasonable care to control the dog and/or prevent the bite, and
- You sustained injuries as a result.
This means that it can be difficult to sue for your injuries in some cases unless you possess definitive proof of the dog’s owner’s negligence and/or the dog’s past bad behavior. However, anyone who sustains injuries due to a dog bite in Fort Worth may be able to recover compensation for associated costs. Even if the owner attempts to show the dog was provoked, a skilled attorney can still advocate aggressively so the victim is adequately compensated.
The statute of limitations (or deadline) for dog bite injury claims in Texas is two years from the date of the incident. If you fail to file your claim before this date has passed, the court will not hear your case.
Common Dog Bite Injuries
Getting bitten by a dog may not sound very dangerous, but it can actually cause permanent injury or even death if not treated right away. This is because, in addition to their sharp teeth and strength, dogs may be carrying bacteria and infections that can take an additional toll on the human body.
Common injuries suffered by dog bite victims include:
- Broken or crushed bones
- Cuts, scrapes, and bruises
- Eye and facial injuries
- Infections such as rabies and sepsis
- Nerve damage
- Puncture wounds
Additionally, long term effects of a dog bite may feature:
- Cynophobia, a fear of dogs and other canines
- Impaired mobility and/or bodily functions
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental injuries
- Scarring and disfigurement
At Brian Hargrove Law, we will do whatever it takes to secure compensation for all your accident-related losses. We always fight for the maximum compensation available to our wrongfully injured clients.
Our Attorneys Are Here to Help
A dog bite can be a traumatic experience resulting in large medical bills and stress. If you have been hurt by a dog in the Fort Worth area, allow the local dog bite attorneys at Brian Hargrove Law to provide you with the legal representation that you deserve. Make the prudent decision, pick up the phone and contact Brian Hargrove Law today in order to receive your free evaluation!