Houston Dog Bite Attorney

About 4.5 million Americans become dog bite victims every year. Although not all dog bites are serious enough to trigger a lawsuit or an insurance claim, every year at least 28,000 dog bites are serious enough to require reconstructive surgery. Texas has enacted legislation that govern personal injury lawsuits for dog bite compensation.

Punitive Damages

If you have a strong case, you might be able to collect punitive damages in addition to the ordinary award of compensatory damages. You might be eligible for punitive damages, for example, if the owner “sicced” his dog on you in a public place.

Insurance Coverage

Most homeowner’s insurance and renter’s insurance policies cover dog bite claims. This is important -- since the average dog bite claim payout is around $32,000, some dog owners would lack the resources to pay without insurance coverage. About one-third of all homeowner’s insurance claims involve dog bites.

Take Decisive Action

At John K. Zaid & Associates, PLLC, we are fighters – in fact, we have collected in verdicts and settlements for our clients, including numerous recoveries for dog bite victims just like you. If you have been victimized by a dog bite in Texas, contact us as soon as possible, either online or by phone, for your free initial case consultation.