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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there are 4.5 million dog bites each year in the United States and that nearly one in five bites require medical attention.
According to the Insurance Information Institute, insurance companies paid over $686 million in 2017 for 18,522 dog-bite claims.
Texas ranked sixth in the number of 2017 dog-bite claims with 929 claims.
Dog Bites can be a traumatic experience that lasts with victims the rest of their lives. Sometimes children are involved. A Dallas personal injury lawyer can help evaluate your case on the merits.
The plaintiff must prove the animal’s vicious or aggressive tendencies were not normal for that kind of animal.
The animal’s class is not limited to a specific breed. For example, a pit bull should be compared to other dogs, not just to other pit bulls.
All these issues have to be addressed before someone can claim damages from a dog bite.
In Texas, Statute of Limitations applies for dog bite cases. Remember, you only have a number of years to bring a claim. Call a Dallas personal injury lawyer to get a free consultation.