Trusted Legal Help After A Horrific Dog Bite
Dog attacks can be among the most frightening and gruesome personal injuries, especially when a child is the victim, which is often the case. Children are naturally curious and are often on the same level as the dog’s jaws. When a dog attacks, it can inflict horrific wounds to the child’s face, leading to reconstructive surgeries, skin grafting and permanent scarring or disfigurement.
If you or a loved one has suffered a dog bite, the team at Kafor Law Firm, PLLC, can help you pursue compensation for your injuries. The firm’s founder, Yvonne Kafor, is a skilled personal injury lawyer who understands the intricacies of Texas dog bite law. She can walk you through your options for getting the financial recovery you need to piece your life back together after such a devastating injury.
Texas Dog Bite Law
Many dog bite claims involve negligence. Negligence means that the dog owner failed to exercise ordinary care, and that failure contributed to the dog bite.
Negligence depends on the circumstances in each case. Examples might include:
- Failing to keep the dog fenced or leashed (especially if there is an ordinance requiring them to do so)
- Allowing the dog to wander onto another person’s property
- Failing to put up warning signs
If the dog was known to be aggressive – for example, if it previously bit someone – or if it was a dangerous breed, such as a pit bull or Rottweiler, pursuing compensation may be easier. There are many nuances to consider, however, and it’s wise to work with an attorney who understands this facet of personal injury law.
Getting Compensation Through Homeowners Insurance
If the dog’s owner is a neighbor, friend or relative, you may understandably be hesitant to sue them. In most dog bite claims, however, the compensation will come from their homeowners insurance. You may even be able to reach a settlement that doesn’t require going to battle in court.
Ms. Kafor can help you navigate these and other sensitive issues that often arise in dog bite cases.
Don’t Wait To Get Help
Strict deadlines apply to dog bite claims and other types of personal injury cases, so the sooner you involve a lawyer, the better. Ms. Kafor, can start building a case for you right away.
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