Dog Bite Injury & Animal Attack Lawyer in San Antonio, TX
have you been biten by a dog?
If you are bitten by a dog, you should seek medical attention immediately. If you are not treated, a dog bite can cause a serious injury and even death. If you are not sure which doctor to call or if health insurance is a problem, call Ryan Orsatti Law. We will arrange for you or your loved one to be examined by a physician who can treat you right away.
Once you have been medically evaluated or treated, you should then talk to a lawyer experienced in animal bite cases. As a dog bite injury lawyer in San Antonio TX, Ryan Orsatti will be able to tell you whether you have a legal claim and what damages you may be able to recover.
Dog Bite Injuries
How to Proceed with Legal Action
In other states, people who are bitten by dogs have to jump through several legal hoops to get justice, including proving that the owner of the dog didn’t show reasonable care in restraining it.
In Texas, if an animal, such as a dog, can be described as “dangerous,” (meaning is known to be “vicious,” “dangerous,” or “mischievous”) that’s all you need for your case. A “dangerous” dog can be classified as one that has bitten people previously.
In order to get started on your dog bite case, we will need the name and phone number of the animal’s owner. If you don’t have this information, a neighbor or witness may be able to provide it to you. If there were witnesses, you should get their names and contact information as well.
We will then look at liability and damages. Without damages (medical bills, scars, physical impairment), the law will not permit recovery in a claim. Furthermore, if the injury from the dog attack is not severe, it could mean that it is not economical to hire a personal injury attorney to make a claim.
The types of injuries we look for in dog bite cases are injuries that require stitches or injuries that permanently scar, disable, or kill a person. Even with clear liability on the part of the dog owner and even with severe damages, if the dog owner does not have either the home owner’s or renter’s insurance, a recovery is very difficult.