Assisting You In Dog Bite And Animal Attack Cases

An aggressive dog attack can leave serious physical wounds and emotional scarring. Most of the victims of these attacks are children. Vicious bites may also require cosmetic surgery and extensive therapies. Scarring and disfigurement are difficult for anyone, but facial scarring can be particularly difficult for an adolescent who has to wait until they are done growing for some cosmetic surgeries to be effective.

At Chris Pettit & Associates, P.C., our attorneys know that an attack is more than just puncture wounds and stitches. When an animal attacks the deep psychological wounds are more often the hardest to address and heal.

Holding Owners And Borders Responsible

Texas follows the "one-bite rule." If the owner knew or knows the dog is aggressive if that dog has tried to bite or has bitten anyone else, it is likely you have a case. If you are bitten and seriously injured in Texas you may be able to recover on the grounds of:

  • Negligence
  • Animal control law violation
  • Failing to stop a dog attack which is in progress
  • Knowingly harboring a dog or pet that is known to be vicious

If you, your child or another family member has been the victim of an attack by an aggressive pet, speak immediately with a personal injury attorney. You may be eligible for compensation for your injuries from the pet's owner or boarder.

We Will Advocate For Your Rights And Justice

In most serious dog bite cases, the dog's owner will be required to compensate you for:

  • Your medical bills resulting from the attack
  • Any scarring and disfigurement
  • Your pain and suffering
  • Any wages lost due to the attack and your recovery

What To Do If You Have Been Attacked

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a dog bite attack, seek medical care immediately. Make an accurate documentation of your injuries, including photos and a copy of the emergency room report. Then, contact the experienced Texas and New Mexico attorneys of Chris Pettit & Associates, P.C. We serve the people of Texas in San Antonio and Laredo and New Mexico in Las Cruces. Call us today at 888-592-9136. You can also contact us by filling out this form and a lawyer who works with dog bite attacks will get back to you.