Dog/Animal Bites

Animal and dog owners are required to make sure their pets do not pose a safety risk to the public or visitors to their homes. When their pets attack or bite someone, the law says the animals’ owners should be held responsible for the resulting injuries.

Insurance companies often try to deny liability in cases of dog bites and animal attacks, but the attorneys at Ward, Smith & Hill are familiar with those tactics, and we work to make sure that our clients get the compensation they deserve to help cover expensive medical treatments, reconstructive surgery procedures, lost wages, and other financial losses. Our attorneys are experienced in cases involving children that have suffered animal attacks and dog bites that cause lacerations to the arms, hands, face and body; severe scarring; losses of limbs; and physical disfiguration. We regularly represent dog bite victims in cases involving reconstructive surgery and emotional trauma.

If you or someone you love has suffered a dog or animal bite or attack, you should take immediate action to preserve your legal rights and make sure you get the medical attention you need.

Victims of an animal or dog bite should:

  • Seek Medical Treatment Quickly
  • Continue Medical Care as Directed by Doctor
  • Contact Their Lawyer
  • Identify and Contact Witnesses
  • Identify the Animal and Owner
  • Take Pictures of Their Injuries/Bite
Call us at 866.305.6400 to provide more details about your case. Our proven lawyers in Longview and Tyler provide the experience and track record you can trust.