DOG BITE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOUSTON DOG BITE LAWYERS

  1. WHAT ARE COMMON INJURIES FROM A DOG ATTACK?

    Some of the most common injuries that are caused by dog bites include:

    • Cuts and Lacerations
      Dogs have sharp teeth and their bites can puncture or tear the skin. This can cause deep wounds and severe bleeding.
    • Infection
      The bacteria in dogs’ mouths can get inside open wounds and cause serious infections. These infections can remain localized at the bites or spread throughout victims’ bodies via their bloodstreams.
    • Nerve Damage
      Dog bites can penetrate tissue and damage nerves. This type of nerve damage can result in lifelong disability in the affected areas of victims’ bodies.

    If a dog bit you or your child, our lawyers want to hear from you. We’ve helped many dog bite victims get compensation for their medical bills and lost wages, and we want to help you, too. Call us at (800) 444-5000 or fill out a FREE initial consultation form.

  2. WHERE DO MOST DOG BITE ATTACKS OCCUR?

    Dogs can bite anywhere and at any time, but some of the most common locations where people are bitten include:

    • Yards
      Dogs may consider the front and backyards of homes to be their territory and may be quick to bite if strangers approach.
    • Homes
      Many dogs have protective instincts for their homes and owners. This can cause the dogs to act aggressively toward strangers who enter their owners’ homes.
    • Parks
      Dogs can get excited and even become aggressive in public places where other dogs are, like parks and dog walking trails.
  3. WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON TYPES OF DOG ATTACKS?

    Not every dog bite or attack is the same. Dog bites can vary in severity and often include:

    • Minor Bites
      Dogs may “nip” at their owners or strangers playfully or as a warning to show that they want to be left alone. These bites are rarely harmful and usually don’t break skin.
    • Moderate Bites
      These bites may puncture skin and cause bleeding. Complications from moderate bites include risk of infection and pain.
    • Severe Bites
      Dogs that are highly aggressive, feeling threatened, or attempting to protect offspring may bite with full force. These bites can cause major bleeding, loss of tissue, digits, limbs, and even death.

    No matter the severity of your dog bite, you may suffer physical and emotional injuries. Terry Bryant understands that all dog bites can be harmful, and that’s why we want to help.

  4. CAN I GET MONEY IF A DOG BITES MY CHILD OR ME?

    If the dog’s owner was negligent in securing the dog or keeping it from biting you or your child, you may be eligible to receive compensation for medical bills and lost wages. The Houston dog bite lawyers at Terry Bryant can investigate your claim and will do our best to get you the maximum amount for your injuries.

  5. HOW MUCH MONEY CAN I GET FOR A DOG BITE?

    The value of your case depends on a number of factors, including:

    • Severity of the injuries
    • Costs of the medical treatments and medications
    • Amount of wages lost while out of work
    • Level of mental or psychological suffering

    Contact the experienced dog bite lawyers at Terry Bryant to learn more about the potential damages you may be owed for your or your child’s dog bite injury.