Houston Dog Bite Attorney

According to the CDC, there are over 4.5 million dog bites in the United States each year of which approximately 800,000 require medical attention.  In 2020, insurance companies paid out more that $854 million in dog bite related claims.  Although it may seem to be a minor occurrence, dog bites can cause serious physical damage as well as infections causing permanent scarring.  Dog bites that go untreated can be very dangerous and cause death if not properly treated by medical professionals.

Attorney Paul Moody is an experienced dog attorney that has helped thousands of injured victims get the most money for their pain and suffering resulting from the negligence of others..

What to do after a dog bite

Dog bites happen millions of times per year. Dog bites can become very serious, even those that seem minor.  If you have been bitten by a dog, the following steps should be taken:

Your health is your first priority.  1 in 5 dog bites results in infection of some sort.  It is important that you get medical attention from a professional to ensure the wound is properly cleaned and treated.  They will also know the process to make sure that the dog did not have rabies, or other infectious contagions that can threaten your health.  Additionally, if the wound is severe, you may need stitches and other cosmetic treatments to prevent scarring.

Dog Bite Statistics

Dog bites are a common occurrence and they can cause serious injuries and medical situations.  Below you will find some national statistics:

Insurance payments related to dog bites
Dog bites each year
Increase in hospitalization
Avg cost of dog bite hospital stay

Texas Dangerous Dog Law

The State of Texas has set forth minimum laws that people who know they have an aggressive dog or one that has shown that it will attack unprovoked to register the dog with local animal control.  Enforcement of this provision is spotty at best since the owner can simply claim that he/she did not know the dog was dangerous.  Local codes may have even more stringent laws to cover aggressive dogs.  That is why it is important that you report any dog bites to the local animal control so that documentation can be started.  If you have been seriously injured due to a dog bite, consult with the Moody Law Firm to see what your options are.  They are well versed in local animal codes so that you can make an informed decision on what steps you will take.  If we represent you, then we will take witness statement and other actions to get you compensated for your injuries and any other loss.

Frequently Asked Dog Bite Questions

Paul Is Here To Help You

Although dog bites happen everyday, most people do not seek compensation for the damages they incurred or even know that homeowners insurance policies may cover dog bites by their owners.  In addition, insurance companies will fight back determining that maybe the dog was provoked or you were on their property or using the “one bite rule” to not pay for medical expenses.  If you have been seriously injured due to a dog bite and you know who the owner was or we can help find the owner, attorney Paul Moody will work tirelessly on your behalf using local codes and laws to compel the insurance company to pay you for your losses.

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