I was attacked by 2 pit bulls in my neighborhood, can i file a civil suit against the owners, or insurance company?

Asked 3 months ago - Austin, TX

I suffered a sprained wrist, which i will be in therapy 3 times a week for a month.

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  1. Daragh John Carter

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    Answered . My suggestion would be for you to hire an attorney who can notify the dogs' owners of your claim. Hopefully they are homeowners, have homeowners' insurance and there is not a coverage exclusion for pit bulls.

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  2. David Ian Schoen

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    Answered . Consult with an experienced TX personal injury attorney ASAP.

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  3. Forrest Nolan Welmaker Jr.

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    Answered . Yes, you should definitely file a claim against the owners of the pit bulls. Call an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

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  4. Reshard Juquin Alexander

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    Answered . You can definitely file a civil suit but the best solution is to inform the homeowners so that their insurance can cover your personal injury damages. Hire a local personal injury attorney to assist you with this matter.

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  5. Daryl L. Derryberry

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    Answered . As my colleagues have suggested, consult with an attonrey who is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization as soon as possible and put the homeowner's insurance carrier on notice of your claim. Good luck.

    By providing this legal analysis of the issue presented, no attorney/client relationship is being formed.... more

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