More than 83 million dogs live in the United States. Dogs are well known as man’s best friend, and a well-behaved dog is a great addition to any family. Not every dog is a friend, however, and it’s important to remember that dogs are animals with animal instincts. A dog bite can be painful and lead to severe complications – rabies, disfigurement, muscle and tendon damage, lacerations, and more. In 2015 in the U.S., 34 deaths were linked to dog bites. While Texas doesn’t have a specific statute addressing biting dogs, if you are attacked by an aggressive dog, you nevertheless have legal recourse to obtain compensation for your injuries. If you or someone you love has suffered from aggressive dog behavior in or near Fort Worth, promptly call the Weaver Injury Law Firm to speak with an experienced Fort Worth animal bite attorney.

HOW TEXAS DEFINES NEGLIGENCE

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about four million dog bites are sustained in the U.S. every year, and over 800,000 of those bites are serious enough to require medical attention. Provided that you weren’t bitten while committing a crime, trespassing, or intentionally provoking the animal, Texas law allows you to obtain compensation for a dog-bite injury based on the owner’s negligence. Texas law defines negligence as the failure to act with the degree of care that a reasonable person would be expected to exercise to prevent tragedies such as animal attacks. Depending on the severity of your injuries, there could be significant medical expenses involved in your recovery. No matter how seriously you’ve been injured, if you are a dog bite victim, an experienced Texas dog bite attorney can fight aggressively for the dog bite treatment you need – and the funds to pay for it.

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Bites aren’t the only possible injuries linked to animals. Pet scratches can easily become infected and cause septicemia, cellulitis, or even lead to amputation. Deep scratches and lacerations may require stitches and reconstructive surgery. Animals trip, knock over, and run into people; the results can be sprains, broken bones, and worse. If you or a loved one has been the victim of aggressive dogs or any other type of animal attack, have an experienced Fort Worth animal bite attorney at the Weaver Injury Law Firm fight for you and your rights. Call us promptly at (817) 438-2000. We are always ready to help the injured victims of dog attacks and aggressive dog behavior in the Fort Worth area.