Allen Dog Bite Lawyer

Though dogs bring joy to our lives as faithful companions and family pets, they are animals and sometimes lash out and attack. Dog bites result in numerous injuries each year and can sometimes cause infection and permanent disfigurement.

Children are particularly vulnerable to dog bite injuries. Not only can dog bites cause long-lasting physical injuries, but they also cause emotional trauma that can cause pain and suffering for years. If you or your child has serious injuries from being bitten by a dog, reach out to an Allen dog bite lawyer to learn more about your legal rights and recourse. A skilled personal injury attorney could work with you to seek justice for your injuries. En Español.

Common Dog Bites Injuries

The American Veterinary Medical Association estimates that 4.5 million dog bites occur every year in the United States. Approximately 800,000 of these bite victims require medical attention for their injuries. Dog bites can lead to serious physical and emotional injuries, as well as other health complications. Common dog bite injuries include:

  • Lacerations
  • Spreading of diseases, such as rabies
  • Infections
  • Scarring
  • Disfigurement
  • Bruising
  • Nerve damage
  • Development of anxiety or phobia

Dog bite victims often endure costly medical treatment to recover from their injuries. Some victims, particularly small children who were seriously wounded, may never fully recover.

Dog bite cases can be emotionally stressful, particularly if the owner of the dog is a family member or friend. A person may not want to take legal action against their family or friend, for fear of severing or harming their relationship. However, working with an Allen dog bite lawyer could help alleviate some of this awkwardness. An attorney could communicate directly with the owner’s insurance company on the victim’s behalf, so they do not have to deal directly with this contentious matter.

Laws for Allen Pet Owners

Texas does not have an applicable dog bite statute. However, liability and responsibility in Texas rely on the Texas Supreme Court Case, Marshall v. Ranne, 511 SW 2d 255 (Tex. 1974). In Marshall, the court assigns civil liability to a dog owner under what has become known as the “one-bite rule.” The “one-bite rule” allows a negligence case against a dog owner if the defendant owner knew the dog has acted aggressively or bitten someone in the past.

In addition to proving responsibility under a negligence theory, a dog owner of a dangerous breed of dogs may have strict liability for maintaining a dangerous breed of dog, if that dog later attacks and injures someone.

A dog owner may even face criminal charges under the Texas Health and Safety Code Section 822.005, especially if the attack results in death. Consulting an Allen dog bite attorney could help someone understand the precedent surrounding dog bite cases and how it applies to a specific case.

Reach Out to an Allen Dog Bite Attorney

If you or your child has been the victim of a dog bite, please contact an attorney as soon as possible. They know you may be facing mounting medical bills and a potentially long road to recovery and can help you recover fair compensation for your injuries. This is a stressful time, but a compassionate Allen dog bite lawyer is ready to assist you. Call today for a free consultation.

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nicole haynes
05:42 16 Mar 20
I seeked the McCraw law group after a bad experience. As lawyers would do they lied to get the case. After my car was... totaled with my kids car sat in the pound for a month and a half until I took matters into my own hands. I also was told by Vanessa she had too much work to focus on my case. After we waited to move on the adjusters beat I took matters in my own hands. I was told a certain amount by her supervisor but received less but they received the 10k as in the contact plus’s 300.Also in the process we lost our pip after the settlement was received and they declined to commit to pursue my out of state insurance. I would say run !!!!!! Don’t think twice! They’re horrible! I was asked to handle the hospital bills with care! They’re very nice! You need lawyers to handle your case like you wouldn’t. In my case I handled them. I didn’t receive my complete compensation after my children and I suffered so much hardship and pain. They didn’t care. Horrible beside manors but was extremely nice to the adjusters. RUN!!!!read more
Mary Thompson
Mary Thompson
20:51 25 Feb 20
From the very first meeting with the McCraw Law Group we were treated with respect and care. They were so helpful is... trying to speed things up. We all know that when you have a lawsuit against some one there will be problems. This group of lawyers were very attentive and knew how to get what we needed. I will call them again if anything comes up that I need a more
Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor
19:46 12 Feb 20
McCraw Law Group is an exceptional firm and I could not ask for more than what I received with their services. All of... their staff, from the clerks to the attorneys, were extremely helpful and caring and constantly asked me if I needed anything or if I had any questions or concerns. If you need to have someone on your side and trust them to have your best interests in mind, I would place that trust in The McCraw Law Group.Would I recommend them to my friends and family? I would without a doubt.Would I like to have them on the other side of a courtroom and going against them? Absolutely Not.To the staff that handled my case, I greatly appreciate all of your work and the result speaks for itself. Thank you!read more
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Justin Hansen
12:29 07 Feb 20
The staff at the McCraw law group are second to none. They are intelligent and hard working people that will do their... best to make sure you are set to recover physically, emotionally, and financially from any injury. Thank you so much!!read more
Zane Allen
Zane Allen
04:39 18 Dec 19
I was in an accident in March and had injuries resulting from the crash. Obviously my first call was to a doctor to get... checked out but was told I was going to need physical therapy. My second call was to the McCraw Law Group. They took care of all of the grunt work so that all I had to focus on was getting better. They were very communicative about the process, and better yet, they were incredibly responsive to any emails, calls, and questions. I was very appreciative and thankful for all of their hard work. They are a great group of people to work with when you’re needing the more
Elisa Dean
Elisa Dean
15:38 16 Dec 19
I recommend The Mccraw Law Group to anyone who is hurt in an accident.My experience has been wonderful. They do the... best they can to get the most from the insurance company. My communications have been with Vanessa, Suzanne and Jason.Jason is very special to me. He understood my needs and was very caring and the sweetest attorney I have ever met. He was honest and did everything he could to bring my case to a conclusion.Vanessa and Suzanne are very sweet and are there to help every step of the more
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Fernando Salas
19:07 10 Dec 19
First time needing a lawyer. Everything went extremely smooth and quick. Mr. McCraw went to my house after my car wreck... and I knew at that point that I was in good hands. Everyone who works there are so nice and will answer any questions or concerns you have. Thank you guys for all of your more
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Adelyn Braswell
17:02 10 Dec 19
When me and my family recently got hit by a drunk driver. They helped us with everything we needed. We had so many... questions and didn’t hesitate to answer. It was our first time with any lawyer so they made everything so easy for us, and got it all done so quick. They did everything in their power to get us all the money we deserved. They were all so friendly and I would recommend them to more
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Courtney Brooks
16:12 12 Sep 19
I had a wonderful experience from beginning to end with the McCraw Law Group. My case was accepted and I was kept up to... date on how it was proceeding, and when it came to a settlement, we got more than expected. Everyone was very kind, the court proceedings went smoothly and I was extremely satisfied. I will definitely use them again if anything else more
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