Houston Dog Bite and Animal Attack Lawyers Who Fight for You
Our attorneys will go above and beyond to demand justice for you and your family
Dog bites and other animal attacks need to be taken seriously right from the start. An attack by a dog or another animal can result in physical and emotional scarring, trauma, and disfigurement. Often, these injuries will stay with you for the rest of your life. This is especially true if your child was viciously attacked by a dog or another animal.
If you or a loved one has been bitten or attacked by an animal, make sure to take strong legal action to protect your rights. Make sure you contact Smith & Hassler. Our Houston dog bite attorneys have more than 30 years of legal experience in Texas. We know the law, we know how the legal system works, and we will work tirelessly on your behalf to demand the justice you deserve.
Why do animal attacks happen?
Attacks involving dogs, horses and other wild animals kept as pets happen for many different reasons. Some of the most common causes of dog or animal attacks include:
- Animal not contained on owner’s property (no fence, dog chain, etc.)
- Animal trained by owner to attack people
- Animal’s owner instructs animal to attack you
Many animal attacks are vicious and require emergency care, surgery, or another medical procedure. Whatever the circumstances of your animal attack, our law firm has your back and will stand up for your rights.
What makes animal attack cases so complicated?
You might think your dog or animal attack case would be straightforward. You didn’t do anything wrong and you or another family member was attacked and injured. The reality is these personal injury cases often turn out to be much more complicated. Some of the reasons why include:
- Animal owner denies doing anything wrong
- Animal owner claims you provoked their animal
- Animal owner claims you were trespassing
- Animal owner denies owning animal
- You personally know the animal owner
We understand how complicated and sensitive many animal attack cases can be, especially if you know the animal’s owner. That’s why we want to help. We can deal directly with the animal owner’s insurance company. That way, we can obtain the compensation you deserve for medical bills, lost wages, and other injury-related expenses. If they refuse to cooperate, we can take legal action on your behalf.
Your dog attack case matters. Contact us. We will go above and beyond for you.
If a dog bit you or a friend or family member, you should not have to be responsible for the unanticipated medical costs. Be aware that a dog owner's homeowner's insurance policy will cover most claims related to a dog bite injury.
Make the right call. Contact Smith & Hassler, Attorneys at Law. We can help you every step of the way after your animal attack or dog bite. Schedule your free case evaluation with an experienced Houston dog bite lawyer who puts your needs first.