Dog bite cases your right to compensation

Dog bite victims may hesitate to file a claim for injuries because they do not want to sue a friend or family member. Homeowners’ and renters’ insurance exists to protect the injured—even when a dog bite was inflicted by a usually docile family dog.

Prompt medical attention is essential to prevent infections after being bitten or attacked by a dog. Plastic surgery may be necessary to reduce visible face, neck, or body scars, and psychological therapy may be needed. This is where a dog bite lawyer in Dallas can act swiftly, confidently, and with exceptional legal skills. At Frenkel & Frenkel, our personal injury attorneys fight to hold dog owners, property owners, and those supervising children liable if they fail to protect them from dog attacks in neighborhoods and public parks.

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Not all law firms are created equal. At Frenkel & Frenkel, our founding attorneys have achieved settlements and jury awards for millions of dollars in challenging cases, both in and out of court. A background in defending insurance companies has led to deep insight into how these companies operate and the strategies they employ to try to avoid paying fair compensation.

With an insider’s perspective and experience seeing how corporate defense lawyers work, it became clear to us that sitting on the “right side of the law” meant using our legal skills to protect the rights of injured victims, not protecting corporations. We have focused on representing the injured for more than two decades, and are honored to be known for unparalleled client care, 

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Dog bite injury cases and compensation

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 4.5 million dog bites occur yearly in the United States. Dogs can sometimes attack at a moment’s notice, causing both severe physical and emotional harm. Three essential qualifications in a dog attack case allow for compensation: 

  • Was the owner aware of past aggression?
  • Did the owner violate a city’s leash law?
  • Did the owner negligently handle the dog, resulting in the attack?

You also should remember that dog bite cases have a statute of limitations. In Texas, you must file a lawsuit within two years of being bitten, so it is vital to act quickly. You want to take advantage of your chance to obtain your deserved compensation.

Negligence in a dog bite injury case

A dog owner is held responsible for keeping their animal under control, and negligence can potentially occur in several ways:


A dog owner knows the dog may bite, often due to its history of aggression, but does not take the necessary steps to protect others from the animal.


The dog is allowed to run free without a leash. In some regions of Texas, a leash law regulates dogs not wearing a leash when not on the owner’s premises.


The dog owner failed to properly restrain the dog with a leash, fence, or something similar, which allowed the animal to break free.

Types of compensation after a dog or animal attack

Dog bite injuries can not only be potentially severe, resulting in scars and chronic disability, but the incident itself can result in lasting trauma and emotional pain. If your dog bite injury claim is successful, you can potentially recover a variety of damages, including:

  • Medical bills related to the injury
  • Lost income and reduced earning capacity
  • Property damage related to the incident
  • Pain and suffering

The severity of your injuries, the medical care you received, and any significant life quality changes can substantially impact the amount of compensation you could be awarded for your dog bite injury claim. It is crucial to gather as much documentation as possible from the start, so be sure to seek medical attention as soon as possible, even if you think the injuries are minor. You should also take pictures of your injuries, including their daily progress.

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Talk to an Experienced Dallas Dog Bite Injury Attorney About Your Claim

Frenkel & Frenkel is committed to representing those who have been wrongfully injured. Our attorneys have been voted Favorite Law Firm for ten consecutive years by the readers of Addison Magazine and have built a reputation for legal excellence over more than three decades in practice. As litigators who used to work defending insurance companies, we understand their tactics and have insight when it comes to ensuring that our clients are awarded the compensation they deserve.

When you turn to us for legal counsel, you can expect to receive compassionate guidance and experience-driven advice as you navigate every step of your case. To schedule a free consultation with an expert dog bite attorney in Dallas after being bitten or injured by a dog, contact us today. Our clients don’t pay any legal fees unless we are successful.

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