McAllen Dog Bite Attorney
Legal Assistance for Dog Bite Victims
Man’s best friend is not always so friendly. If you have recently been attacked by a dog that belongs to someone else, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Even a minor bite can cause serious scars and emotional trauma. No matter how severe your injuries, The Leah Wise Law Firm is here to help you get compensation for your damages. Our Edinburg dog bite lawyer has recovered millions for our clients and is ready to create a winning strategy on your behalf to maximize your recovery.
We represent clients facing a wide range of dog bite injuries, including:
- Soft tissue damage
- Broken bones
- Amputation of limbs
- Wrongful death
Texas One Bite Rule
According to Texas’ “one bite” rule, a dog owner isn’t automatically liable for their animal’s violent actions the first time around. An owner is only responsible if they had knowledge of the dog’s aggressive or vicious propensities. In other words, if an owner knows their dog has attacked someone in the past, they can be found negligent for not preventing a second or subsequent bite.
In a personal injury claim for a dog bite injury, the plaintiff must prove:
- The dog owner knew that their dog has shown aggressive behavior in the past or bit someone, and/or
- The dog owner failed to use reasonable care to control the dog or prevent the dog from biting the victim
Types of Damages Recoverable in a Dog Bite Case
One bite from a dog can do a lot of damage. Often, dog bite injuries result in costly medical care and even extensive reconstructive surgery. In some cases, the injuries are so severe that victims are forced to take significant time off work. Others experience long-term disabilities and emotional trauma that makes them fear ever being around a dog again.
Fortunately, you can file a claim against a dog owner to recover compensation for these and other types of damages.
Our legal team can help you pursue compensation for:
- Past and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional distress
- Chronic pain
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Calculating the value of your dog bite claim is not as straightforward as it may seem. While adding up economic losses such as medical expenses, surgical costs, and lost income may be straightforward, it can be difficult to determine a monetary value for those damages that aren’t economic in nature. If you or a loved one has been injured by a dog, don’t guess the value of your case or, worse, let an insurance company tell you how much you deserve. Rely on The Leah Wise Law Firm to accurately calculate the value of your claim and ensure you are fairly compensated.
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