Compassionate Advocacy For Dog Bite Victims
Many people find dog bites to be a traumatizing experience. Unfortunately, children make up a significant portion of the victims, leaving them with both physical and emotional scars for life. If you or your child has suffered from a dog bit, you do not have to deal with the legal process and medical expenses alone.
At The Law Offices of Scott Mackenzie, P.C., our team of experienced attorneys will fight to get the compensation you deserve for medical bills, pain and suffering, property damages and lost wages. With over 40 combined years of personal injury experience, our lawyers are prepared to fight for your rights.
Recovering Compensation For Dog Bites
Texas has a one-bite rule, which states that dog owners are liable for the injuries caused by their dog when:
- The dog previously bit a person or acted like it wanted to
- The defendant was aware of the dog’s previous conduct
According to the law in the state of Texas, victims of dog bites are eligible to receive compensation under the grounds of negligence. This law states that the owner is liable for their negligence in handling their animal. Although dog bites are sometimes considered a premises liability claim, it does not necessarily mean you must be bit while on someone else’s property to have a claim. A dog can attack anywhere.
To receive compensation for negligence, the following must apply:
- 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
Dog bite injuries can be both painful and disfiguring. You have the right to recover for your injury. Our lawyers have the knowledge and skill to pursue the damages you deserve.
Get The Professional Legal Help You Need
While Texas law has harsh penalties for the owner of a heinous dog, the laws are rarely enforced. Call The Law Offices of Scott Mackenzie, P.C., today, and we will make sure your rights as a dog bite victim are protected. Our team of experienced attorneys will fight for you to receive all the compensation necessary for your injuries.
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Our lawyers are ready to get started on your case. Find out how we can help by scheduling your free initial consultation. You can call our Dallas office at 214-245-4625 or fill out our online contact form.