Genthe Case Study – Real Results Dallas Dog Bite Accident

Genthe Law Firm Recovers Compensation for Child Dog Bite Injury

According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs in the United States each year. Unfortunately, many of these victims are children who are unable to recognize the imminent danger an aggressive dog may pose or the warning signs the dog is giving.

Real Dog Bite Personal Injury Litigation Results in Dallas

Recently, the dog bite lawyers at our personal injury firm resolved a matter in litigation where a small child here in Dallas was severely injured when a Pitbull mix attacked the child. The child was left permanently impaired and unable to play his favorite sport, basketball. The insurance company denied any responsibility stating that the boy was solely at fault because he was trespassing on the dog owner’s property.

This was a wrongful denial because the child had been invited to the property.

At Genthe law we knew the denial was wrong so he filed a lawsuit to initiate litigation against the insurance company. After retaining a private investigator and obtaining Google Maps photos we were able to discover that the dog was severely neglected in the backyard.

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Aggressive dog attacks a child; image via Mr. Dtb

After interviews with neighbors, we discovered that the dog was known to bite other children, which was contrary to what the owners had stated. It also turned out that the dog owners were local repairmen and the child had a go-kart that they were fixing for him.

The owners had told the child to come back and pick up his fixed go-kart, and the child followed their instructions. When the child entered the property and went to knock on the door he was attacked by the dog. Despite the knowledge of these facts, the insurance company maintained a denial of the case. Only when it became clear that we were headed for trial did the insurance company pay enough to compensate the child for his injuries?

Financial Impact of Dog Bites

A dog bite can have far-reaching consequences beyond the initial physical pain and trauma. Victims often find themselves facing a significant financial burden due to medical expenses, lost wages, and the need for cosmetic treatments to address scarring.

Medical Expenses

Emergency room visits, surgeries, and extensive medical treatments can accumulate substantial costs. Victims are frequently saddled with hefty ER bills, radiologist fees, and ongoing physician charges, adding up to a staggering financial burden.

Lost Wages

Many victims are unable to return to work immediately after the attack, resulting in lost wages and a disruption of their income. This can exacerbate the financial hardship caused by medical expenses.

Scarring and Cosmetic Treatments

Dog bites often leave behind significant scarring, a constant reminder of the traumatic event. Many victims seek medical treatment or undergo cosmetic procedures to minimize the visibility of these scars, adding further financial strain.

Victims of dog bites deserve to be compensated for these incurred expenses. Legal action may be necessary to ensure that they receive fair restitution for their suffering and the financial impact of the attack.

Why should you use a personal injury attorney to help you fight insurance companies?

Simple. Most insurance companies will outright deny your claim stating that there is no evidence that the dog or the owner did anything wrong. Victims are then left to deal with medical bills, scarring and disfigurement, and psychological injuries such as PTSD. Don’t let the insurance companies do this to you. You may be entitled to reimbursement for your medical bills, proper treatment for help dealing with scarring and disfigurement, and compensation for pain and suffering.

If an insurance company has denied your dog bite claim, don’t be discouraged as this is common for insurance companies to wrongfully deny claims. If you or a loved one has been injured during a dog attack in Dallas or the surrounding areas contact us for a free consultation.

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