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Have You Or Your Loved One

Been Seriously Bit By A Dog?

Animal attacks can cause severe, disfiguring injuries. If you have suffered a dog bite injury, you may have options to seek compensation under personal injury law. Reach out to our firm today.

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Dog owners have the responsibility to keep their pets restrained, especially around other people and dogs. When a dog owner fails to exhibit proper care, he or she may be held legally accountable for any injuries caused by the animal. If the dog was improperly restrained and was not provoked to attack you, you may be entitled to file a personal injury claim against the pet owner. If you or someone you know has been bitten or severely injured by a dog, do not hesitate to contact Clay Dugas and Associates. Our Beaumont personal injury attorney can offer you the personalized legal solutions and compassionate care that you require in order to maximize your compensation. When you choose to hire our law firm, we will handle each legal aspect of your case while you focus on making a complete recovery.

  • Attorney Clay Dugas

    Board certified personal injury trial lawyer with an almost 40-year record of successful results.

    Everyone knows that in any profession, the most trusted practitioners are those who have earned their stripes through hard work and successful outcomes. Attorney Clay Dugas is a man who fully represents that concept in the area of personal injury law.

    After graduating from Baylor University School of Law, Attorney Clay Dugas began practicing law in 1981. Since that time, he has gone on to achieve many successes, honors, and accolades. In 1992, he earned Board Certification in Personal Injury Trial Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization which makes him an “expert” in his field. Our firm has subsequently handled over 200 jury trials. Many of our verdicts and settlements have broken records for Southeast Texas.

    Mr. Dugas is especially dedicated to making America’s highways safer for all drivers by doggedly going after commercial trucking companies that break the rules and endanger the public. He specializes in personal injury cases involving 18-wheeler accidents, wrongful deaths, and workplace and industrial accidents.

Your Victories Are Our Victories

Committed to Your Personal & Financial Recovery

  • COMMERCIAL VEHICLE ACCIDENT

  • REFINERY FATALITY

    PORT ARTHUR, TX

  • COMMERCIAL TRUCKING ACCIDENT

    REAR-END COLLISION

  • CHEMICAL PLANT FATALITY

    LAPORTE, TX

  • COMMERCIAL TRUCKING ACCIDENT

    18-WHEELER COLLISION WITH A CAR

  • DRILLING RIG ACCIDENT

    OIL FIELD ACCIDENT RESULTING IN DEATH.

Client Testimonials

The Opinions That Matter Most

  • “His staff was professional, courteous and treated us with a personal touch. He resolved our case quickly and we are super pleased with the outcome. I highly recommend Clay Dugas if you are in need of an attorney.”

    Former Client

  • “From the very beginning, Clay and his staff were professional, prompt, caring, sympathetic and resourceful. It took a while to finalize my case; however, through it all Clay & his staff remained exactly the same. I was extremely satisfied with my outcome.”

    Tiffany

  • “Mr. Dugas came to the hospital to open my case and talk about what happened in the moment of the accident... In the moment I needed help or had any concerns they were there for me instantly.”

    Shari

  • “Honor comes in many fashions, but it only has one meaning. It is and has been a pleasure to see it with my own eyes. I do hope you and yours will be friends with us for life. Thank You in more ways than one.”

    Industrial Burn Client

  • “We can’t begin to thank you enough for your Christmas Eve visit. In one instant, our saving goals for half the year were met... I truly don’t have the proper words other than to say thank you for allowing me to bless my children richly this year.”

    Former Client

  • “I was very grateful for the tips you gave me. Many I will now use in other parts of my life. Your staff represents you well. Even the receptionist knows me by voice.”

    Former Client

Legal Representation Beyond Expectation

Why You Should Hire Clay Dugas and Associates

  • Almost Four Decades of Trial Experience

  • Over 200 Jury Trial Cases Handled

  • More than 50 Million-Dollar Results

  • Our Clients Don't Pay Unless We Win

  • Expertise in 18-Wheeler Accidents

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Do You Have Questions About Your Case?

  • Questions

  • What Do I Do After I Have Been Bitten By A Dog?

    Answer

    First and foremost, it is vital that you seek immediate medical attention. After you have received proper medical care, we suggest you identify the dog, write down the owner’s information and record the dog’s license information. Next, collect witness information and thoroughly document the incident. We encourage you to take pictures of your wounds and clothing. Finally, secure legal assistance. Without a highly skilled personal injury attorney on your side, you will decrease your chances of a favorable case outcome.

  • What Is The Difference Between A Claim & Lawsuit?

    Answer

    A personal injury claim arises when someone is injured as a result of another person’s negligence, recklessness or criminal conduct. Personal injury claims can be pursued against responsible parties or insurance carriers. Claims are completed when the responsible party/company pays the agreed upon amount. If the injured individual and the individual at fault cannot come to an agreement or settlement, a lawsuit may be filed.

  • What Actions Or Inactions Can I Take To Help My Case?

    Answer

    Immediately following an accident, we advise you to avoid making any statements that may indicate you are guilty. If possible, we suggest you take photographs of the accident, the surrounding areas, and the injuries you have sustained. It is imperative that you collect witness information as well as the information of any individuals who may be able to help you collaborate an effective claim. Finally, do not navigate the complexities of the legal system alone. Representing yourself against insurance companies may prove damaging as you may be offered a low, unfair settlement.

Common Injuries Resulting From Dog Bites

Dogs carry bacteria in their mouths. When an individual is bitten by a dog, it is imperative that the wound is properly cleaned in order to prevent serious infection.

  • Scars
  • Tearing
  • Tetanus
  • Staph Infection
  • Sepsis (Blood Poisoning)
  • Permanent Nerve Damage

What Do I Need To Prove In Order To Successfully File A Claim?

  • The Attack Was Unprovoked

  • You Were Not Trespassing When The Attack Occurred

  • The Dog Had A Propensity For Attacking Individuals

  • The Dog Was Not A Military Or Police Dog

If you have been bitten by a dog, we urge you to take advantage of your right to compensation. Determining your legal rights can be extremely complex. Allow our legal team to help you file a highly effective claim against the responsible party.

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Allow Our Attorney To Protect You Against Their Tactics

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