Compensation For Victims Of Dog Bites And Animal Attacks

Some people think that certain breeds of dogs are automatically considered vicious. That is not our experience at The Zimmerman Law Firm, located in Waco. We know many pit bulls, Rottweilers and Doberman pinschers that are wonderful, well-behaved pets. But when these dogs do attack, there can be serious consequences.

Our experience is that almost any dog, even a lap dog, even a dog with no history of biting, can do serious injury to a person, but especially children, older, or disabled people. Studies have shown about half of dog bite victims are children between 5 and 9 who are typically bitten in the face. The dog bite injuries they suffer can require multiple reconstructive surgeries to minimize scarring and lifelong disfiguration.

Who Is Responsible For Medical Bills?

Animal attacks can happen anywhere — in the dog's own yard, in the victim's yard, or in a public park.

Dog lovers, and neighbors to the dog owner, are especially conflicted by these injuries. That is all the more reason to give the case to an experienced lawyer who can obtain recovery for your injuries. We can deal with insurance companies to cover your injuries and do our best to make it easy on you and the dog owner. These are civil cases, so there are no accusations of criminal wrongdoing.

Other Animals That Have Been Known to Injure People in Texas

The vast majority of animal-caused injury lawsuits in our state involve dogs. Nevertheless, in a state like Texas there are sometimes other culprits. We are aware of injury lawsuits filed against owners of:

Cats

Cattle

Horses

Donkeys

Pigs

Ferrets

Parrots

Ostriches and Rheas

Alligators

Snakes

If you or a family member has been attacked by a dog or any of these other creatures, talk to an experienced animal attack attorney. In Waco, Austin and Central Texas that's The Zimmerman Law Firm, at 254-265-9300 or 1-800-INJURIES, or email us your questions.