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Houston Dog Bite Lawyer

More than 63 million households in the United States have at least one dog, making this furry, four-legged friend the most popular pet in the country. Unfortunately, dogs do not always live up to the old saying of “man’s best friend.” As Houston dog bite lawyers, we have seen time and time again how traumatic dog attacks can be.

While we cannot undo the harm that you or a loved one suffered, we can advocate for your recovery. Contact our Houston, TX office to speak directly with a personal injury attorney who has the experience and knowledge it takes to hold irresponsible dog owners accountable for their actions.

Dog Bite Statistics

Dog bites are not as rare as many dog owners believe. While we might like to believe that our beloved animals would do no harm to others, reality paints a much different picture:

  • There are approximately 5 million dog bites every year
  • Children between the ages of 5 and 9 make up half of all dog bite victims
  • 20% of all dog bite attacks are so severe they require emergency medical attention
  • Texas leads the country in the occurrence of fatal dog attacks
  • Households with two or more dogs are five times more likely to be involved in a dog attack

As of 2020, Texas had the third highest rate of dog bites in the entire nation. In 2018 alone, there were 922 reported dog bites in the state.

Not all dog bites are reported, though. Owners who are fearful of what may happen to their pups may refuse to disclose a bite if a family member was harmed. In other situations, victims sometimes fail to understand the severity of an aggressive dog and may not report a bite if they did not need to go to the emergency room.

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  • $73.21 Million Verdict Birth Injury

    The Buckingham & Vega legal team secured a $73.21 million verdict on behalf of a baby who was catastrophically injured due to the negligence of their doctor and medical team.

  • Record-Setting $72 Million Verdict Birth Injury

    The Buckingham & Vega team obtained a $72 Million verdict in a birth injury case when an OB/ GYN failed to properly monitor the mom during pregnancy.

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    Buckingham & Vega obtained a $16 million settlement in a truck accident case. The truck driver was speeding and inattentive (texting) and crashed into the rear of a pickup truck stopped at a stoplight.

  • $14 Million Dram Shop Liability

    Our team obtained a $14 million dram shop verdict on behalf of a client who was injured due to negligence.

  • 13 Million Truck Accident

    Our team secured a 13 million settlement in a truck accident case. An eighteen-wheeler made an unsafe turn in front of a car driven by a grandmother and her family. The grandmother was killed and the family suffered severe injuries.

  • 13 Million Work Injury

    Buckingham & Vega represented an oilfield worker who was killed when their company failed to properly train its employees on how to safely move waste bins. Our client was killed when he became trapped between two bins.

Dog Bites in Houston, TX

Houston is among one of the most dangerous cities for postal workers. In 2018 there were 75 dog attacks on postal workers, more than any other city, earning it the nickname of Dog Bite Capital of America.

It is not just postal workers at risk, though. Irresponsible pet owners put everyone in Houston, TX, in danger when they fail to take accountability for their animals. Between 2011 and 2021, dogs killed five people in Houston. The victims ranged in age between 42 and 77 years of age.

Children and the elderly are the most vulnerable populations to dog bites. If one of your loved ones has been harmed in a dog attack, contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our Houston dog bite injury lawyers. We'll help you begin the process of securing justice. Call us at (505) 388-0066 or fill out this form.

Does Breed Matter?

A pit bull might be the first dog that springs to mind at the mention of a dog bite, but many experts are quick to stress that breed is not a factor in aggressive or dangerous behavior. While this might be true, human influence and preference for dogs that have naturally powerful bites puts them at the top of the list for dog breeds that bite the most:

  • Pit bulls
  • Rottweilers
  • German shepherds
  • Chihuahuas
  • Terriers
  • Dalmatians
  • Cocker spaniels
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