McKinney Dog Bite Lawyer

McKinney Dog Bite LawyerMost McKinney, Texas, dog owners are responsible, law-abiding citizens who care about the safety of their pets as well as the members of their community. They obey local leash laws and other regulations because they understand these rules are in place to protect their dogs from being harmed or inflicting harm to others.

However, when irresponsible pet owners forget or ignore these rules, the results can be tragic.

If you or a loved one have been the victim of a dog attack you should seek the services of an experienced McKinney dog bite lawyer from the McCraw Law Group. Depending on the history of the dog, you may be entitled to compensation for the medical expenses, emotional distress and lost wages resulting from the attack. To learn more or begin your claim, consult with an experienced injury attorney today. En Español.

Texas One Bite Lawyer

Texas State laws hold dog owners responsible for their pet’s behavior – with one catch. The state adheres to what some lawyers call the “one bite” rule. Under the one bite rule, in most cases the owner is not held liable if this is the first incidence in which as dog has attacked someone unless the dog by breed or by its temperament places the owner on prior notice that innocent children or adults can be harmed by the dog.  There is a big difference between fluffy the lap dog and killer the pit bull, and our law recognizes these differences.

Proving that this was not the dog’s first attack can be a tricky problem. First, the victim or their McKinney dog bite attorney must show that at the time of the attack the dog’s owner knew that this was not the first instance of aggressive behavior and/or biting incidence. Then, unless the breed is hyper aggressive by nature, the victim must show that the dog’s owner was negligent in confining or controlling the dog as well as preventing the bite from occurring – and that this negligence on the part of the owner caused the plaintiff’s injuries.  Maintaining hyper aggressive and dangerous breeds of animals of any kind can create strict liability for those injuries regardless of how careful the owner is in managing the animal.  Animal caused injuries can be a complex area of law for the unwary.

Steps to Proving a Claim

Proving that this was not the dog’s first attack may be the most difficult hurtle you face in a dog attack case. That’s why you need the services of an experienced McKinney dog bite lawyer at the McCraw Law Group. We have the resources and know how to prove that your attack was not the dog’s first.

If the dog has a recorded history of attacking and biting people, or if the breed is a dangerous one, the owner can be held financially accountable for the victim’s losses such as: disfigurement, pain and suffering, mental anguish, medical bills and lost earnings capacity.

McKinney Dog Bite Injury Claims

Regardless of their size, temperament or breed, any dog is capable of aggressive behavior; their sharp teeth and strong jaws are capable of inflicting severe, even life-threatening injuries through a bite.

Injuries resulting from a dog attack can include:

  • Puncture wounds
  • Fractures
  • Infections
  • Rabies and other diseases
  • Nerve damage
  • Permanent scarring and disfigurement
  • Emotional trauma, including PTSD

Unfortunately, a majority of dog bite victims in Texas are children. Dog bite injuries are a leading cause of emergency room visits for children.

Even minor dog bites can require emergency medical treatment. Ongoing physical therapy and reconstructive surgery may even be required, depending on the severity of the attack. In some of the more tragic instances, permanent disfigurement and scarring may result.

Contact A McKinney Dog Bite Lawyer Today

If you or a family member has suffered injuries and financial losses as a result of a dog attack call us today at 972-854-7900 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. A McKinney dog bite lawyer is here to discuss your case and recommend a course of action. We offer evening, weekend, in-home and hospital appointments.

We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency basis. This means there are no up-front costs for our clients and we only collect our fee when you collect your settlement.

Our clients know they can depend on us to fight to the end to get them the settlement and justice they deserve. The McCraw Law Group has been providing legal services to the citizens of McKinney, Garland, Frisco, Plano, Fairview, Weston and other North Metroplex communities for over twenty years. We have the resources and expertise to successfully litigate a wide variety of personal injury claims, including dog bites.

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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
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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
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Fernando Salas
19:07 10 Dec 19
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17:02 10 Dec 19
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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 arises.read more
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