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Police Dog Injury Lawyer

Police dogs, like any other law enforcement instrument, might be misused and cause damage. Police dogs are strong animals able to inflict serious harm. A trained police dog’s bite has the ability to pierce light sheet metal and causes crush wounds, tears, avulsions, and punctures on a regular basis. Because police dogs are so dangerous, they must not be put to in an improper manner. However, far too frequently, police dogs are unleashed to attack without cause.

Victims of the injuries that follow may have a harder time obtaining compensation through legal action than they would against a typical dog owner, but it is conceivable. If the use of a police dog was excessive use of force in the circumstances, justice and compensation may be attainable.

If you or a loved one was subjected to an unwarranted police dog attack, you are entitled to fair treatment. Texas Personal Injury lawyers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to evaluate your case for free; so please contact us now. We want to fight on your behalf.

Lawsuits Involving Police Dogs

The legal team of Texas Personal Injury Lawyers works tirelessly for their clients, with a focus on obtaining justice and the highest compensation possible following a police dog attack. The objective is to show that the injuries should have been prevented or represented a violation of the constitutional right against excessive force. Some examples:

  • The dog could not be stopped, ignoring the handler’s commands to quit biting.
  • The officer failed to call off the dog, or did not call it off immediately.
  • The dog escaped its handler and attacked an innocent person.
  • The officer led the dog attack the wrong (innocent) person.
  • The officer deployed the dog against a suspect who posed no threat.
  • The officer ordered the dog to bite in a punitive manner.

A Serious Use of Force

A police dog biting a suspect is considered a significant use of force. Police dogs are capable of causing more serious injuries than any other instrument at an officer’s disposal, with the exception of their guns. A dog bite is more likely to result in significant damage than being drenched with a chemical agent, struck with a baton, or shot with a tiser. Many law enforcement departments have started to re-evaluate their dog-handling procedures due to the significant danger of severe injury from K-9 unit apprehensions. They’ve limited police dogs’ usage to catch unarmed people.

The use of dog attacks in the U.S. has been on the rise, particularly against minorities. Another example is that improper and careless handling of dogs can result in law enforcement K-9 units attacking people who are exercising their Constitutional rights. Police K-9 units can inflict violent, gory, and sometimes fatal injuries when misused.

Excessive Force Considerations

Each case is unique. However, there are several factors that the court looks at while deciding if a police dog bite was excessive force, regardless of the situation:

  • What kind of crime was the victim suspected of?
  • Did the suspect pose a danger to others?
  • Was the suspect actively fleeing arrest?
  • How severe were the injuries that resulted from the dog bite?
  • Did the suspect surrender quickly?
  • Did the cops issue a verbal warning before releasing the dog?
  • Did the dog attack the suspect on command or was it out of control?
  • Did the cop order the dog to attack the suspect out of malice?

You may have the right to file a lawsuit against law enforcement officials in instances where they use excessive force against you. Depending on the circumstances of the case and the severity of your assault, you may be eligible for significant compensation. To discover more about your most promising restoration alternatives, consult with a knowledgeable attorney at Texas Personal Injury Lawyers.

Police dogs may harm you in a number of ways. The following are some examples of injuries caused by police dogs:

  • Deep lacerations from the dog’s razor-sharp teeth. 
  • Broken bones caused by the force of a bite or from a fall caused by being tackled/dragged by the dog. 
  • Internal and or muscular injuries from being crushed by the dog’s jaw or torn by their teeth.
  • Serious infections require long-term medical treatment.  
  • Permanent scarring.

Injuries caused by police dogs that are used unlawfully should be compensated.

I Was Attacked By A Police Dog While Being Arrested, Which Resulted In My Conviction. Am I Likely To Have A Successful Case?

It’s possible. It is determined by whether the use of the dog can be justified in light of the circumstances surrounding your arrest. The suitability of particular force usage is determined by the circumstances of your arrest, rather than how successful you were in defending yourself against the allegations made against you. Everyone has a right to be free from excessive force.

How Can I Afford To Fight The Government?

You can fight the government and demand justice because you won’t have to pay anything upfront or throughout the course of your case if you choose Texas Personal Injury Lawyers. You’ll never be in a situation where you owe money you don’t have since only a fraction of your future wins will be deducted from your earnings.

Is It Possible That The Police Dog Handler Just Made A Simple Error? Should I still Pursue Compensation If He Did?

You’re covered if you were hurt as a result of someone else’s negligence. You are entitled to compensation if you were harmed due to someone else’s carelessness. You could be concerned about hurting your local police department, but we’ve discovered that the opposite is true. When individuals hold law enforcement accountable for their actions, police departments improve. The entire department is able to operate more efficiently and effectively, with enhanced training standards, as well as revised and improved procedures. This benefits everyone, from the local community to the police themselves.

The Fight For Justice

Going up against a police department or other law enforcement organization may be frightening. The Civil Rights Practice at Texas Personal Injury Lawyers is dedicated to highlighting and stopping unlawful use of police dogs’ abuses. 

With Texas Personal Injury Lawyers, you can afford to confront the government no matter your financial condition. Our civil rights attorneys will always evaluate your case for free, and you won’t be required to pay anything until we win for you.

People, like you, have rights that must be protected and defended. You and others deserve to be treated fairly and your situation must be taken seriously. 

Call us at (888) 997-2148 now for you free consultation.

We take cases on a contingency fee basis and there are no costs unless we win, and the consultation is completely FREE. Contact us to learn what Texas Personal Injury Lawyers can accomplish for you.