If you’ve been the victim of an Oklahoma dog bite, it’s crucial that you have an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side that will fight for the compensation you deserve. At McIntyre Law P.C., we have an experienced team of legal professionals ready to assist you through every aspect of your claim. We will make sure the insurance company fairly compensates you for your medical bills, future medical needs and pain and suffering you have incurred as a result of a dog bite.
Strict Liability and Dog Attacks
Oklahoma applies “strict liability” when dogs attack and injure others. “Strict Liability means that there is no need to prove “fault” when a dog attacks. The only issue to be proved is ownership of the dog. Ownership is typically established through licensing or vaccination records, and that the dog in question actually bit the claimant. The issue you are left with is what is the appropriate compensation you or your loved one deserves. Dog owner’s homeowners’ insurance policies are obligated to compensate individuals injured as a result of a dog bite.
A knowledgeable Oklahoma City dog bite attorney understands the importance of giving you, your child or any other family member the best legal representation. While Oklahoma has strict liability laws concerning dogs that bite, proving negligence can be a challenging task. We understand the importance of proactive gathering of evidence, consulting with doctors and analyzing the long-term consequences a dog bite has on its victim and their family.
Important Medical Issues and Your Oklahoma Dog Bite Attorney
It’s important to hire a lawyer who has experience in litigating dog bite injuries. These injuries can often be devastating (pit bull mauling, for example). An experienced Oklahoma dog bite lawyer can insure you, your child or family member receives the appropriate compensation from the dog owner’s home insurance that will allow you to seek the appropriate medical treatment. Dog bite victims often require plastic surgery. These surgeries can consist of skin grafts and complete reconstructive surgeries. Our team of lawyers in Tulsa and Oklahoma City recognize the psychological effects of dog bites and is prepared to demand compensation that will provide counseling to help the dog bite victim cope with his or her injuries.
If you have been bitten by a Pit Bull, German Shepherd, Rottweiler, Doberman, or any other canine from an aggressive dog breed in Oklahoma, do not hesitate to contact our team of experienced Oklahoma dog bite lawyers. Our team of attorneys recognizes that any dog is capable of biting, but some breeds can be more aggressive and therefore capable of causing devastating mauling injuries. We are prepared to defend your rights when owners have allowed these dangerous dogs to cause you, your child or loved one harm. Learn more about dog bite prevention and how to handle a confrontation from the Oklahoma State Department of Health, as well as, information on National Dog Bite Prevention Week from the CDC.
Successful, Ethical Oklahoma Dog Bite Lawyers
Honesty, hard work and compassion are the hallmarks of our law firm. We strive to provide the best legal representation to victims of dog bites while adhering to a strict code of ethics. We pledge to keep the victim’s best interests in mind and make the legal process as painless as possible for the injured and their family. At McIntyre Law you will get the full attention of our lawyers and have unabated access to our lawyers at anytime.
What Areas of Oklahoma do the Dog Bite Lawyers at McIntyre Law Practice In?
The Oklahoma dog bite attorneys in our office routinely handle cases throughout the state of Oklahoma. Our client representation covers the entire state of Oklahoma from Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Lawton, Edmond, Norman, Ardmore, Idabel, Shawnee, Stillwater, Midwest City and Moore, in counties including Oklahoma County, Tulsa County, Payne County, Cleveland and McCurtain County. No matter where you are in the state of Oklahoma, our lawyers stand ready to help you.
If you or a loved one has been the unfortunate victim of a dog bite please contact McIntyre Law. The exceptional level of experience and personal care can make a difference in the outcome of your case.