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Dallas Dog Bite Attorneys

Compassionate Advocacy for Personal Injury Victims - (972) 890-7804

If you or a family member has been injured as the result of a dog bite, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, property damage, and the loss of wages. At The Law Office of Scott Mackenzie, our Dallas dog bite lawyers are prepared to fight for your rights and help you pursue the compensation you deserve.

Contact our personal injury law firm today at (972) 890-7804 to put our experience to work for you.

Recovering Compensation for Dog Bites in Texas

There are two primary grounds for compensation for dog bite victims in Texas. The first is known as the one-bite rule.

The one-bite rule states that a victim can recover compensation if:

  • The dog previously bit a person or acted like it wanted to
  • The defendant was aware of the dog’s previous conduct

The victim may only employ this law as grounds for compensation if at least one of these conditions is met.

The state of Texas also permits a dog bite victim to recover compensation on the grounds of negligence. This law states that the owner of a non-vicious dog can be subject to liability for his or her negligent handling of the animal.

To recover compensation for a negligent handling claim, the dog bite victim must prove:

  • The defendant owned or possessed the animal
  • The defendant had a duty to exercise reasonable care and prevent the animal from injuring others
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • The defendant’s breach was the primary cause of the plaintiff’s injury

Get the Professional Legal Help You Need

Texas law imposes some of the harshest penalties on the owners of vicious dogs, but these laws are rarely enforced. To ensure the protection of your rights as a dog bite victim, it is important to hire a team of knowledgeable personal injury lawyers who can make the law work for your benefit.

The Law Office of Scott Mackenzie is the right choice for you when you need aggressive legal advocacy for your personal injury case.

To schedule a consultation with one of our Dallas dog bite attorneys, dial (972) 890-7804 today.

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