Were You Bit By A Dog Or Another Animal?
Have you, a friend or a loved one been bitten by some sort of animal in Houston and feel you deserve some form of compensation? You are not alone. Animal bites occur daily in Houston, Texas, and the surrounding areas. Risk of serious infection can occur with animal bites from dogs, cats, ferrets, raccoons and other wild animals that Texans come into contact with daily.
If you suffered an injury, contact an experienced animal bite lawyer. At the law offices of B. L. Jensen, L.P., our accident attorneys will explain your options for compensation through a personal injury action.
Response After Receiving An Animal Bite
Skunks, bats, foxes, coyotes and raccoons are considered high-risk biters — meaning there is a high probability that the animal could have rabies. These animals are usually humanely killed, and their bodies are submitted for testing.
Dogs, cats and domestic ferrets, regardless of their vaccination status, are usually quarantined post bite for at least 10 days.
Should you get bitten by an animal, the following precautions should be taken:
- Identify the animal/biter. If the animal is loose, have someone take a photo.
- Immediately wash the wound with soap, water and an antiseptic if available.
- Consult a physician as soon as possible to determine whether or not any post-bite procedures need to take place.
In the state of Texas, cities and counties must designate an individual to handle animal bite cases. They are responsible for investigating the biting animals and enforcing state and local rabies laws.
Contact Our Law Firm For A Free Consultation
In the event of you or a family member incurs a dog bite or bite from another animal other than your own, call 911 first. When medical attention has been administered, contact us by calling or 832-460-3366 toll free, or you may send us an email to schedule your free consultation.
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