Dog Bites and Animal Bites Injury Lawyers
An animal bite or dog attack can result in serious and catastrophic, even life-threatening injuries. When you or someone you love has been bitten or attacked, it is important to work with an experienced legal team that can protect your rights and claims. At the Ward & Smith Law Firm, we offer the aggressive advocacy of experienced trial lawyers focused on protecting your rights and claims. We will work with insurance carriers and pursue every avenue of recovery to ensure that you recover maximum compensation for medical care, reconstructive surgery, lost wages, and other personal or financial losses you have suffered.
Call us toll free at 866.305.6400 or contact us by email to schedule a free consultation with a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer.
What should I do after a dog bite or animal attack?
If you or someone you love has been bitten by a dog or animal, it is important to take immediate action to protect your rights and ensure that you get the care you need.
- Seek medical attention as soon as possible
- Take pictures of the injury or bite
- Identify the animal and its owner
- Follow through with medical treatment
- Identify and contact witnesses when possible
- Contact an attorney
Children and animal bites
Unfortunately, children are often the victims of dog bites and animal attacks. Children are often curious and even unintentionally threatening to animals. Because of their vulnerability and size, they often become the most susceptible to vicious attacks and serious bodily injury. If your child was recently injured by a serious dog bite, our attorneys will aggressively investigate your case or claim and pursue maximum compensation for all injuries including lacerations, scarring, nerve damage, lost limbs, and disfiguration. We will also seek compensation for reconstructive surgery and even emotional trauma.
Homeowners insurance coverage in Texas
Usually, homeowners insurance will cover an animal attack. Because the first bite may be "free" in Texas (the owner must either know or should have known that the dog had a problem), it is important to investigate the history of the animal's behavior and determine exactly what the owner knew or should have known. Our attorneys will investigate, interview former and current neighbors, mail carriers and others in contact with the animal to develop an animal bite case.
For a free consultation call us at 866.305.6400 or contact us by email to provide more details about your case. Our Longview, Texas lawyers have the experience and track record you can trust.