In a 1974 decision called Marshall v. Ranne, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that the state follows the “one bite rule” regarding personal injury liability arising from dog bites. Please call us to learn more about the dog bite rules, and our Dog Bite Lawyer will help you better understand your rights.
With all the pet dogs in U.S. households, it’s no surprise that more than 800,000 Americans get medical treatment for dog bites yearly. And that number doesn’t include other injuries, like when a dog knocks someone over or causes an accident by chasing a motorcycle. Depending on the circumstances and the relevant laws, dog owners are generally liable if their pets hurt someone. That means the owners (or their insurance companies) may have to pay the victims for the harm they suffered (or “damages”). A dog bite can have severe consequences click below blog for information:
Abrasions and bite Injuries
Abrasions refer to superficial injuries such as grazes and scrapes that don’t
go past your epidermis. Usually, when you suffer bruises due to a dog attack,
there isn’t a lot of bleeding, but in severe cases, you may experience
scarring. Typically, these injuries can be treated at home, but you may want to
seek medical attention to ensure you don’t have any infections or
complications. Additionally, medical records can be essential if you bring
forward a lawsuit.
Lacerations and how dog bite lawyer can help
Lacerations are deep cuts or tears in the skin. They go past the epidermis
and into your body’s muscles, bones, nerves, and blood vessels. Often, these
wounds are marked by uneven, zig-zig patterns and excessive bleeding. It would
help if you had medical attention and stitches to treat lacerations from a dog
attack. Do not try to close these wounds on your own with skin repair tape.
That can lock in infections and create an even worse situation.