my 6 years old son was bited by my neighbor's dog. The dog owner refused pay anything. Since we lived in the apartment complex, the dog owner doesn't have insurance to cover the medical bill. I contacted several lawyers, but nobody would like take this case. Please let me know if any lawyer can take my case. I am here not only for money, but also for justice and the dog owner's responsibility.
Here are your problems: first, it depends on the circumstances of the bite as to whether the dog's owner is wholly responsible; second, if the dog's owner doesn't have insurance, they probably don't have a whole lot of money so what are you suing them for? Even if you win a judgment it may not be collectible. Winning a judgment and collecting on it are two different things. The dog's owner could file for bankruptcy and your judgment would then be worthless. In addition, what if you lose the suit? What if you lose and the judge orders you to pay the dog owner's costs in defending against your suit? It can happen.
The State Bar of Texas can give you a referral to an attorney: http://www.texasbar.com Or you could try suing him in small claims court for the amount of the medical bills, but, again, any judgment you win may not be collectible.
Personal injury attorneys nearly always give a free initial consultation.
The insurance industry’s own statistics indicate that once an attorney becomes involved, the value of any claim at least doubles.
Put those two facts together and it is in your best interest to retain experienced legal counsel at your earliest possible convenience.
I truly wish you the best.
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Dog bite liability should be evaluated by a personal injury lawyer handling dog bites in your state. Call enough lawyers and one should be willing to take the case.
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