All About Dog Bites
A dog bite can cause serious and sometimes permanent or deadly injuries. Dog attacks kill, badly injure, and disfigure thousands of people every year. Dog owners can sometimes be held accountable when bites happen. An attorney at the Huerta Law Firm can help victims to understand their rights.
Injuries Caused by Dog Bites
Dogs have very strong jaws and a bite from a canine can be disfiguring. Permanent scarring is a common result of bite incidents. Dogs can also cause broken bones, brain injury, spinal cord damage, internal injuries, and other harm to the body when they bite or attack. The severity of the injuries can leave El Paso victims of bite incidents with large medical expenditures and with significant pain. Many dog bite victims require costly plastic surgery, and may have ongoing emotional trauma resulting from the incident. Bite victims deserve to be fully compensated or “made whole” for all of these losses caused by a dog bite.
Compensation for Dog Bites
Dog owners and others responsible for the dog’s actions can be made to pay for damages. When a victim successfully makes a claim for bite injuries, the victim can get medical bills and missed work paid for, and can get additional compensation for emotional distress, pain, and loss of future earning power. In many cases, it is a home owner’s insurer that ends up providing compensation for a dog bite incident in El Paso. You should not hesitate to sue a dog’s owner, even if that owner is a friend, because you can get the money you need for treatment and losses from the insurance company.
Contact a Dog Bite Lawyer
Huerta Law Firm has extensive experience helping clients hurt due to a dog bite in El Paso. If you or someone you love was injured in an animal attack, contact us today to learn how we can help.