Have You Or Your Child Suffered A Dog Bite Injury? We Can Help.
Most dog owners in Texas properly socialize their pets and train them not to be aggressive. When that doesn’t happen, though, or if dogs are kept in unhealthy conditions, they are more likely to attack.
Dog bite injuries can be extremely serious, sometimes resulting in permanent disability and scarring. In extreme cases — particularly ones involving children — dog attacks can be fatal. While animal control officials and police often get involved in dog bite incidents, the help of a personal injury lawyer may also be necessary to ensure that justice is served.
For a free case evaluation, contact MacLean Law Firm today. With offices in Fort Worth and Cleburne, we represent injury victims throughout Texas.
How Are Dog Bite Claims Handled In Texas?
If you or someone you love has been bitten by someone else’s dog, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other costs resulting from the attack.
When a dog bite results in scarring, cosmetic surgery may be necessary. Through a personal injury claim, you may be able to receive compensation for cosmetic treatment, as well as treatment for the initial injury.
Texas law sets the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim at two years. That means you have two years from the date of the attack to file a dog bite lawsuit.
Typically, for a dog bite claim to be successful, it is necessary to prove at least one of the following:
- That the dog owner was negligent by failing to control the dog or by otherwise failing to prevent the bite from happening
- That the dog owner was aware that the dog had behaved aggressively in the past or had bitten someone before
Attorney Scotty MacLean knows how to build strong lawsuits on behalf of dog bite victims. It is important, though, that you contact MacLean Law Firm as soon as possible after an animal attack. Evidence in these cases is time-sensitive.
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