McAllen Dog Bite Attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured by a dog bite or attack, you have the right to take legal recourse that will allow you to file a personal injury claim and hold a dog owner liable for your injuries. In addition, a strong and successful claim can allow you to recover compensation for your medical bills and any other damages you incurred. Stern Law Group has more than 150 years of combined experience and our legal team has helped numerous dog bite victims recover the compensation they deserved.
Filing Claims for Dog Bites
Personal injury claims for dog bite cases will vary according to the nature of the incident. Some of the more important factors that must be considered include where the attack took place, whether or not the dog had attacked someone in the past, and the responsibility of the owner to ensure a victim's safety. Beyond these elements, successful dog bite claims must also establish the following:
- The defendant owns the dog
- The owner owed a duty to prevent the dog from injuring others (victim was not a threat or trespasser)
- The owner failed to exercise reasonable care
- The owner's failure resulted in another person's injury
In addition to these elements, there are several laws that may affect the outcome of your case. The Texas Health and Safety Code §822 establishes laws regarding dangerous dogs, or dogs that have injured or attacked others in the past. Under this code, owners of dogs that are deemed to be dangerous can be held liable for any damages caused by their animals. There are also laws regarding dog bite attacks that result in serious injuries or fatalities, as well as various leash laws that can vary depending on where the incident took place. Our legal team is familiar with these laws, and we have the resources and work ethic needed to implement them into your effective personal injury claim.
Legal Assistance for Dog Attack Victims
Claims involving dog bites pose several unique difficulties when it comes to establishing liability. As a result, a successful claim depends heavily on preparation and aggressive advocacy. At Stern Law Group, our McAllen personal injury lawyers are devoted to meeting the needs of our clients and do whatever it takes to win. If you would like to discuss your case with an experienced attorney, contact our firm today.