In December 2019, a Tyler, Texas, man went to help his friend pick up her Great Pyrenees from the vet. The dog had been treated for an injured leg, and the friend asked our client to help her remove the 100-pound animal, who had been sedated, from the back of her car once she arrived home. When our client tried putting the collar on the dog, the large animal suddenly bit our client’s hand, clamping down on it and basically crushing his right hand. The dog then went for our client’s left hand when he tried to get the dog to stop biting him.
An investigation revealed that the dog owner neglected to take the necessary precautions an owner should take with a powerful dog like a Great Pyrenees. Despite being domesticated, the breed was used to deter wolves and other predators from attacking sheep. The owner also never trained or tried to properly socialize the dog to make it a well-mannered companion.
The man contacted our experienced Texas dog bite injury lawyers at The Button Law Firm to get justice. Our legal team fought to hold the dog owner accountable for the severe injuries our client suffered and for failing to follow state laws. The injured victim was able to cover costly medical expenses and get compensated for lost wages, among other monetary wins, thanks to a settlement secured by our attorneys.
How the Dog Bite Severely Injured Our Client
It should come as no shock that a large, 100-pound dog was capable of seriously hurting our client. Despite being a strong man, he was no match for the dog and its sharp teeth.
Immediately following the dog attack, our client was treated by first responders, who then transported him to an emergency room in Tyler. Doctors treated the deep puncture wounds on his right hand, and our client described the intense pain as being an 8 out of 10. He was diagnosed with a dog bite and injury of a flexor tendon in his right hand.
At a visit with an orthopedic surgeon, it was discovered the bite wound on his hand was infected, which required immediate surgery. Our client then began physical therapy, where he had a grossly limited range of motion by 80% throughout his right hand.
With the pain persisting, he returned to the orthopedic surgeon and learned he was in the early stages of developing knuckle pads, non-cancerous growths on joints that limit the ability to open a hand and bend fingers.
Securing Justice After a Dog Bite: How Our Client Got Help Thanks to The Button Law Firm
The medical expenses for the procedures and treatments our client underwent continued to mount, and he also experienced diminished earning capacity due to the loss of function in his hand.
His personal life also changed. He was previously an active man who enjoyed flying helicopters, riding motorcycles, hunting pheasants, fly fishing, and even scuba diving. Unfortunately, he could no longer participate in any of those hobbies because the dog bite injuries caused him to lose his grip strength, stamina, and dexterity to control machinery safely.
Our dog bite injury lawyers recognized all our client’s losses from the dog attack and fought hard to get him justice. The settlement secured by our team helped compensate our client for his experiences, monetary expenses, quality of life, current and future wages, and overall diminished quality of life.
How The Button Law Firm Can Help with a Dog Bite Case
If you or a loved one was attacked by a dog or other animal, contact our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys at The Button Law Firm. The laws are not straightforward with these cases, and that is why you need our experienced team to help you determine the best path forward for your case, just like our client in this dog bite case. Our attorneys at The Button Law Firm are recognized on the prestigious Texas Super Lawyers list, and work on contingency, meaning we don’t charge you or collect any upfront fees to get started on your case. Call us at 214-699-4409 or fill out a contact form for a free consultation.