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Fort Worth Dog Bite Lawyers

Put Decades of Experience in Your Corner

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, around 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs every year, and 20% of those will require medical attention. These attacks can result in horrific injuries that include lacerations, nerve damage, infection, and extreme emotional distress/trauma. With a majority of dog bite cases, a negligent owner is to blame. Sometimes, multiple parties may be responsible, including property owners and landlords.

By pursuing a personal injury claim for your dog bite injuries, you may be able to recover damages that include medical expenses, permanent disability, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Find out the value of your claim by speaking with our Fort Worth dog bite attorney today. We know exactly how to file an effective claim for our clients. Learn more about filing a dog bite injury claim. Get a free consultation directly with our lawyers.

Texas Dog Bite Law

In Texas, dog bite victims may be eligible to recover compensation under a number of legal theories, including:

Negligence

This states that a dog owner can be held liable for an attack if he/she negligently handled their animal. To win this kind of a claim, it must be shown that the defendant owned or possessed the animal, the defendant owed a duty to exercise reasonable care, the defendant breached this duty and this breach of duty caused the plaintiff's injury.

Negligence Per Se

This states that a violation of an animal control law can cause someone to be liable whether or not he owns the dog. Under this law, an individual could be held responsible for not having the dog on a leash or for allowing the dog to be at large or trespass. In order to win this claim, the plaintiff must prove that this violation caused their injuries.

Scienter

This holds that a victim can recover compensation from an owner or keeper of a dog if the dog has previously bitten a person or acted as though it wanted to, and if the defendant was aware of this conduct.

Intentional Tort

This involves committing an act knowingly and purposefully. In this case, the plaintiff must show that the defendant acted either on purpose (setting the dog on them) or with the knowledge that harm was likely to occur. A civil wrong, an intentional tort can be deemed a criminal act. In these situations, punitive damages are often awarded.

If your injuries prevent you from coming into our office, we can travel to you. Our Fort Worth dog bite lawyer also operates on contingency fees, so you don't pay us if we are unable to obtain a recovery.

Maximize Your Compensation with a Skilled Dog Bite Attorney

When you or a loved one has been injured in a dog bite incident, it's important to have a knowledgeable and experienced attorney on your side to help you navigate the legal process and maximize your compensation. At the Law Office of James M. Stanley, our Fort Worth dog bite lawyers have decades of experience representing clients in personal injury cases, including dog bite claims.

Here's why you should choose our firm to handle your dog bite case:

  • Extensive knowledge of Texas dog bite law: We have a deep understanding of the specific laws and regulations surrounding dog bite cases in Texas. We will use this knowledge to build a strong case on your behalf.
  • Proven track record of success: Our firm has a history of achieving favorable outcomes for our clients in dog bite cases. We have recovered substantial compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
  • Personalized attention and support: We believe in providing personalized attention to each client. We will listen to your story, answer your questions, and guide you through every step of the legal process. You can count on us to be there for you.
  • Aggressive representation: We are not afraid to take on insurance companies and fight for your rights. We will aggressively negotiate with the insurance company or take your case to court if necessary to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Choose an Experienced Fort Worth Dog Bite Attorney

If you would like to learn more about dog bite laws in Texas and to learn the value of your case, contact the Law Office of James M. Stanley! Thousands of clients have trusted our firm to provide high-quality and aggressive representation. Inside and outside of court, we stand up for you from beginning to end.


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