Dog Bites and Animal Attacks

If you are bitten by an animal you thought was a friendly pet, the psychological pain can equal that of the physical injury. This is especially true of children, who can be traumatized by even a minor injury from an animal attack. At our Texas law firm, Loncar & Associates, our lawyers have helped many adults and children obtain the compensation they need to recover from an animal attack. We have been providing vigorous and effective representation to the injured and their families since 1988. We know the law related to animal bites. If you or your child has suffered an animal attack, contact our attorneys to learn if you have a case.

Dog bites can leave psychological damage that lasts a lifetime and requires therapy and counseling for many months or years. If an animal bite is to the face or extremities, multiple surgeries may be required to reduce scarring and disfigurement. An animal attack can leave the victim with nerve damage, often unresponsive to treatment. In short, the consequences of a dog bite or other animal attack can be significant, long lasting, and expensive. It is important to have an experienced lawyer to help get the financial resources you need to move ahead with your life.

You may be able to file a claim for compensation when an animal bite is the result of:

  • An exotic animal
  • A pet known to be vicious and uncontrolled by the owner, including pit bulls, Dobermans, and other dogs with dangerous tendencies
  • Improper handling of the animal

Our attorneys use experts when building cases for animal bite victims. We consult with psychologists, neurologists, and other medical authorities to determine the extent and cost of the injuries you suffered. We make sure you have the information and support you need, providing a strong arm to lean on in difficult times.

If you have been bitten by a dog or other pet, it is important to seek the advice of an experienced attorney right after obtaining medical treatment for your injuries. Contact one of our six Texas offices to discuss your case with an attorney with many years of experience helping people after an animal attack. For your convenience, we have offices in Beaumont, Dallas, Tyler, McAllen, Wichita Falls, and El Paso.