Dog Bite Lawyers
If you’ve been bitten by a dog, it’s your legal right to be compensated for it.
Every year in the United States millions of people are bitten by dogs. Most of the bites aren’t serious, but many do result in time lost from work, medical bills, and suffering. Children (especially boys) tend to receive a disproportionate share of the bites.
All states have laws that make dog owners responsible, in certain circumstances, for injuries caused by their animals. While many states have a one-bite rule, which means that an owner cannot be held liable for a dog’s attack unless the dog has a history of biting another person, Texas does not follow this law. In Texas, there are two primary claims made against owners in dog bite cases. The most common claim is a negligence claim. Like in other personal injury claims, for a negligence claim, you must prove that the dog owner (or person responsible for the dog) failed to use ordinary care, and that the failure to use ordinary care caused your injuries. The second claim is that the dog owner failed to use ordinary care by failing to restrain the dog. In fact, many local governments in Texas have laws requiring dog owners to have their dogs restrained at all times (“leash laws”) although they have some exceptions for designated dog parks.
You should never suffer because of someone else’s negligent behavior or actions as it relates to their dog. If you were injured in an avoidable accident caused by someone else’s negligence who breached their care of duty to you, you may be eligible for compensation.