Did you know that there were already 1,283 reported dog bites in Houston, Texas, at the start of 2022?
The dog bite victim was jogging down the street when the attacked occurred. As the runner approached the dog owner and her dog, the dog escaped from the dog owner.
The O’Hara Law Firm recently settled a lawsuit for an elderly client who was bit by a Rottweiler that lived down the street. The dog bite victim was jogging down the street when the attacked occurred. As the runner approached the dog owner and her dog, the dog escaped from the dog owner. The Rottweiler jumped up and bit the runner in the face with the leash dragging behind it. The man underwent plastic surgery to his face close the wound.
“Dog bite settlement calculator” is a common search term in Google. Many dog bite victims wonder what their case might be worth. In 2021, the average dog bite claim nationwide settled for $49,025. The average dog bite settlement in Texas is $39,884. The average Texas settlement might be lower than the national average settlement as a result of state specific laws and the conservative nature of Texas in general. However, every case is unique.
The O’Hara Law Firm filed a lawsuit on behalf of the family members of a woman who was killed by a pack of dogs. The dog owner’s insurance provider paid its policy limits of one million dollars to settle the claim. The woman was attacked while she was walking along the side of a road to a convenience store. The dog owner routinely allowed the dogs to escape from his fenced property. T
Dog attacks are often traumatic experiences for the dog bite victims. Dog attacks have increased by nearly 300% during the Covid-19 pandemic. Approximately one in five dog attacks require medical attention. There are several common mistakes that dog bite victims should avoid to increase the likelihood of recovering compensation for their injuries. A dog bite is painful enough without having expensive medical bills to pay with no recourse.
Two separate dog attacks occurred in Harris County yesterday with horrific results. A young boy was attacked by a husky shortly after getting off a bus in north Harris County. The boy had to climb on top of a car to escape from the dog. But he was bit on his face, arm and leg before he was able to escape. He is in the hospital. An adult male was also put in the hospital in critical condition after two dogs mauled him in northwest Harris County.
A common question asked by dog bite victims is, “How much is my dog bite claim worth?” Some dog bite victims search the internet to determine the value of their case. If you are reading this article, you are probably one of those people. There is no simple formula to calculate the value of a dog injury claim. You cannot enter the medical bills into a simple equation and calculate the value of a dog bite claim. There are multiple factors that insurance adjustors consider when evaluating a dog bite.