Frisco Dog Bite Lawyer

Injuries sustained in dog bite cases can be very serious, potentially resulting in extended periods of medical treatment and even permanent damage. In the event of an attack by a domesticated animal, victims may be able to pursue monetary compensation for medical bills, corrective surgeries for scars and other types of permanent damage, lost wages, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and emotional distress. With the help of a Frisco dog bite lawyer, you could start building a strong personal injury case and working towards getting compensation for your dog bite. Contact a skilled personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. En Español.

Financial Recovery from Canine Attacks

Texas law provides several avenues of recovery for victims of serious dog bites, including the Texas one-bite rule, negligence, negligence per se, and intentional torts. A skilled Frisco dog bite lawyer could review the facts and circumstances of your individual case with you and assert the necessary legal bases for obtaining monetary recovery.

In cases where a dog previously bit a person or acted like it wanted to—or where the owner was aware of the dog’s prior vicious conduct—the dog’s owner may be liable to a bite victim for injuries sustained in a dog bite attack under the one-bite rule. This rule applies not only to dog owners but also to individuals who harbor or keep dangerous dogs and who are aware of their vicious tendencies.

Negligence and Negligence Per se

A dog owner may also (or alternatively) be liable to a dog bite victim if the dog owner did—or failed to do—something that a reasonable dog owner would not have done, thereby bringing about the dog bite victim’s injuries and damages. Injured parties should contact a Frisco dog bite lawyer if they are unsure of who is liable for their injuries.

Moreover, a dog owner is presumed to have acted negligently in cases where the dog owner violated a leash law or other Frisco animal control law. If the dog owner walks the dog without a leash or lets the dog roam around the neighborhood ‘at large,’ for example, there may be an automatic presumption of negligence, and the dog owner may be deemed liable for any injuries and damages the dog causes.

Defining Intentional Torts

An intentional tort, such as an assault or battery, requires a specific intent on the part of a dog owner to cause injury or damage to a bite victim. In the context of animal attacks, intentional torts usually arise in cases of provocation, where a dog owner provokes or incites their dog to bite someone. When this happens, the dog bite victim may be entitled to monetary compensation for the injuries and damages sustained.

Possible Defenses for a Dog Bite

Frisco dog bite lawyers know that a dog owner may be able to assert one or more of the several legal defenses in a dog bite case. If the bite victim was trespassing on someone else’s land at the time of the attack, they may be barred from achieving compensation for any injuries sustained. Any kind of provocation by the dog bite victim towards the dog that bit them can weaken their case as well.

In some cases, there is an assumption of risk by the dog bite victim that may reduce or even prevent them from receiving full compensation. For example, if a dog owner in Frisco posts a “Beware of Dog” sign on the fence surrounding the dog’s yard, a jury may find that a person bitten by that dog assumed a reasonable risk that such an injury might occur when they entered the yard, and may not hold the dog owner responsible.

Talking to a Frisco Dog Bite Attorney

Essentially, most defenses against dog bite cases attempt to argue that the victim of the dog bite in question contributed in some way to the dog bite incident occurring. This can raise questions of liability that a Frisco animal attack lawyer may be able to help avoid.

If you have sustained injuries because of a dangerous dog bite, a Frisco dog bite lawyer can negotiate with the dog owner’s insurance company on your behalf and fight for your legal right to obtain monetary recovery.

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nicole haynes
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 inside.my 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 lawyer.read 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
Justin Hansen
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 help.read 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 way.read more
Fernando Salas
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 help.read more
Adelyn Braswell
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 anyone.read more
Courtney Brooks
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 arises.read more
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