If You or Your Child Suffered Injuries in a Dog Attack in Laredo, We Can Help You Seek Just Compensation.
Dog bites can inflict serious injuries. From deep tissue injuries to broken bones, the physical damage from a dog bite can result in permanent disfigurement and lasting pain and suffering. If a dog attack has changed your life or the life of your child, it is important that you speak with someone about your legal rights. You may be entitled to a significant financial recovery, and you will need an experienced attorney to fight for the compensation you deserve.
While we trust our neighbors to keep their animals contained, too often, dog owners place too much trust in their pets. They let their dogs run without a leash, they let their dogs get too close to children, and they make other mistakes that put people in harm’s way. When these mistakes lead to attacks, bite victims will often be entitled to financial compensation.
Dog Bite Q&A with Laredo Injury Lawyer Ronald A. Ramos
Q: Does Texas have a “one free bite” rule?
Yes. In Texas, the “one free bite” rule states that a dog owner cannot be held liable for injuries from an attack unless the owner knew, or had reason to believe, that the dog had a propensity for attacking humans. In many cases, this means proving that the dog has previously bitten someone else. However, there are exceptions, and you should not decide against pursuing a claim simply because the dog’s owner tells you that it has never bitten before.
Q: Are dog owners required to keep their pets on a leash in Laredo?
Yes. Under the City of Laredo’s animal control ordinances, dog owners must keep their pets leashed in public. If you were bitten by a dog that was not on a leash, we can use this to help prove that the dog’s owner is responsible for your injuries.
Q: What if I (or my child) may have provoked the attack?
If you or your child truly provoked the dog, it is possible that this could reduce your financial recovery. Texas has a “comparative fault” law which states that injury victims’ compensation awards can be reduced in proportion to their level of fault. However, what constitutes “provocation” of a dog is not clear-cut, and determining the cause of a dog attack requires a careful assessment of all of the facts and circumstances involved. Our firm can determine if you have grounds to pursue a financial recovery.
Q: Will the dog’s owner have to pay out-of-pocket for my injuries?
In most cases, no. Homeowner’s insurance policies typically cover owners’ liability for dog attacks, so your case will most likely involve a claim against the owner’s insurance company.
Q: How much does it cost to hire a dog bite injury lawyer?
At Ronald A. Ramos Law Office, it costs you nothing out of pocket to hire a dog bite injury lawyer. We handle all cases on a “contingency fee” basis, which means you pay nothing unless you win just compensation.
Schedule a Free Dog Bite Injury Consultation in Laredo, TX
To find out if you have a claim for compensation, schedule a free consultation at Ronald A. Ramos Law Office in Laredo, TX. We provide experienced legal representation for dog bite victims throughout South Texas. You can reach us 24/7, so call or text (956) 725-7537 or send us a message online now.
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