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Posted on in Dog Bites

New Braunfels dog bite injury lawyerEvery day, more than 1,000 people are rushed to the emergency room following a dog bite. Many times, due to the serious nature of their injuries, these victims require follow-up medical care or rehabilitative therapy. As a result, the average hospital bill in these cases easily eclipses $18,000, which is about 50 percent higher than the bill for other injury-related hospital stays. Finally, after the return home, many victims experience post-traumatic stress disorder-type symptoms. They often have flashbacks and nightmares; additionally, they may be afraid of dogs or even afraid to go outside. These symptoms are particularly common in children.

For the most part, the dog owner’s homeowner's insurance policy covers both economic and noneconomic damages.

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dog bites, animal attack, New Braunfels dog bite lawyerOne of the first major animal attacks of the year occurred at a North Side grade school.

A pit bull and Chihuahua found a gap in a newly-erected fence and entered the school yard while children were at recess. The dogs went on a rampage, biting three children and scratching another one. According to a district spokesperson, some of the children were “walking up and down playing with the dogs on the other side of the fence,” and subsequently “the dogs came into the playground.” Animal Care Services picked up the dogs, and placed them into quarantine.

At least one victim’s family filed a case with ACS. School officials say that the fence was immediately repaired.

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Posted on in Personal Injury
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Quite contrary to popular myth, dog bites are among the most serious personal injury events in South Central Texas and elsewhere.

Statistically, 1,000 Americans are rushed to the emergency room every day because of a dog bite. Most of the victims are children under 10, and most of the animals are molosser breed animals, including pit bulls, rottweilers, and boxers. Following their hospital stays, these victims leave with an average of $18,200 in medical bills, which is about twice the normal amount in personal injury hospital admissions, largely due to the frequency of reconstructive surgeries.

But the suffering is just beginning, especially for children. In the months and years after the attack, many of these victims suffer from lingering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. According to Dr. Larry Schmitt, a dog attack to a child is like a bear attack to an adult, but there is one significant difference. While adults will readily share the account of the bear attack, children are much more tentative, because they do not want to make their parents feel guilty about the attack.

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The sooner you call, the sooner we can build your case, secure evidence and get maximum compensation for your injuries.

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