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Address 11 N. Main St.
Cleburne, Texas 76031
 
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Dog Bite Injury
Dogs are considered man’s best friend, but a bite from one can leave you with injuries, medical bills, and emotional distress.

Almost 5 million people are bitten by dogs in the United States each year. Sixty percent of victims are children, but the elderly and home service workers, such as letter carriers and meter readers, also are at the top of the dog-bite list. Annually, dog bite victims requiring medical attention number 500,000 to 1 million, and about a dozen victims on average die.

In addition to pain and suffering, a dog bite that requires medical attention is a financial burden. According to Western Insurance Information Service, insurance companies paid out more than $1 billion in dog bite claims in 1998.

In more serious cases, dog bites can cause emotional distress or even post-traumatic stress disorder for the rest of a victim’s life.

If you believe the bite was due to:

• negligence on the part of the dog owner,
• disregard for leash laws in a city that has leash laws,
• intentional conduct on the part of the dog owner,
• unreasonable force by a police officer using a police dog,
• failure on the part of a pet-sitting establishment to provide a dog with adequate care,
• or veterinary malpractice,

you could be entitled to compensation. In most cases, dog bite victims have only one year to seek legal action for their injuries. At the law offices of Leland A. Reinhard, we’ll help you recover medical expenses and get the settlement you deserve.
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