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Finding Justice After a Dog Bite Injury

Dogs are a delightful source of love and companionship…but they can also be dangerous if not properly cared for or restrained. Dog bite injuries can range from relatively mild to fairly serious and can potentially leave lingering impacts on those who suffer them. Injuries caused by a dog bite can require expensive medical treatment, cause chronic pain, and even leave an individual with lasting psychological trauma. If you’ve been attacked by a dog and feel that you may be entitled to compensation for your losses, reach out to experienced dog bite attorney in College Station and Bryan, TX.

Mr. Gutierrez has been serving the College Station and Bryan, TX communities for more than 17 years now, and in that time, he’s worked hard to earn a reputation for reliability and success. He dedicates himself totally to his clients and their cases and will offer you and your family total support as he navigates the legal process and ensures your ability to move on with your lives. When insurance companies offer lowball settlements or refuse payouts altogether, Brian and his team won’t hesitate to bring things before a judge. To learn more about how Brian C. Gutierrez can help you, reach out and schedule your appointment today.

How a Dog Bite Can Impact You

Dog bites can leave an individual with various types of injuries. In addition to being highly painful, these injuries can also require costly medical treatment and keep you from returning to work, resulting in lost wages. As you can see, the injury itself is only one of the ways that a dog bite can impact your life.

Some of the injuries commonly caused by a dog bite include:

  • Puncture wounds
  • Tendon injuries
  • Bone fractures
  • Nerve damage
  • Facial injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Infections
  • Psychological trauma

How Can an Owner Be Held Responsible After a Dog Bite?

Owner Negligence

While it’s true that accidents can happen, it’s also a simple fact that dog owners have a basic responsibility to keep their animals from attacking other people. If you’ve been attacked by a dog, it’s reasonable enough to assume that you can’t hold the dog itself responsible for the damages it inflicted. Rather, an experienced dog bite lawyer like Brian C. Gutierrez will investigate the situation and work to prove that the owner of the dog was negligent in the way they cared for or contained their animal.

The “One-Bite” Rule

The owner of a dog who has bitten you can also be held liable for your damages if they knew that the dog had been aggressive in the past. The state of Texas has something known as the “one-bite rule.” This means that you can claim that the owner of the dog is completely liable for your injuries if the dog has ever bitten someone in the past or has even acted as if they wanted to attack someone in the past. This can, of course, be difficult to prove, which is why it’s best to reach out to Brian C. Gutierrez.

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Why Call Brian C. Gutierrez?

After a dog bite has caused you injury and/or trauma, the owner of the dog and their insurance company will likely do everything they can to minimize their responsibility for the incident. This may involve proving that you were somehow reckless in a way that led to your being attacked by the dog, for example.

As a highly experienced, no-nonsense negotiator, Brian C. Gutierrez will go toe-to-toe with any insurance company, insisting upon the fullest possible payout and taking things to court if the insurance company attempts to offer you a lowball settlement or deny your claim altogether. Brian C. Gutierrez will protect your interests and avoid letting the insurance company downplay the severity of your injury and pain.

Our Core Principle: Total Support

When Brian C. Gutierrez goes to work defending the interests of a client in a personal injury case, he does so with a single core principle in mind: Total support. He understands that a dog bite injury can be an incredibly traumatic event. As such, he’s interested in your ability to rest and recover while we deal with the legal headache of ensuring that the insurance company does the right thing. Having spent the last 17 years working closely with the College Station and Bryan, TX communities, Brian has earned a reputation for excellence and is known for his ability to form a source of unwavering support that enables his clients to find the restitution they deserve so they can peacefully move on with their lives. If you’d like to learn more, reach out to Brian C. Gutierrez and set up your consultation today.

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