Dog Bites – Animal Attacks | Personal Injury Lawyers
Representing Victims In Dog Bite Cases
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs each year. Nearly two-thirds of dog bite attacks on children age four and younger are on the head and neck, and children suffer fatal bites more often than adults do. If you or someone you know is a dog bite victim, our firm can help: Dog owners are held accountable for their dogs’ actions. And even when a physical injury has healed, the emotional anguish of a truly vicious attack may never disappear.
Texas Dog Bite Law
A dog bite case is considered a type of personal injury case, and Texas’s statute of limitations gives you two years to file this kind of lawsuit in the state’s civil court system. … If you do not file your case within two years, the court will most likely dismiss your case without hearing it. The courts have developed a system to determine when dog owners are liable for bites inflicted by their dogs. A dog owner is strictly liable for damages if he or she knew or should have known that the dog had aggressive tendencies toward humans, whether or not it displays those tendencies toward other dogs. Dog owners can also be found liable if they fail to exercise proper control over their dog in a situation where it is reasonable that an attack could occur and injury resulted. However, in a situation where the dog attack “came out of the blue,” meaning the dog had never before exhibited a violent outburst, the court may not hold the owner liable. There are many factors involved in handling dog bite disputes, but our Law Office can help you navigate the legal system as you cope with this emotional experience.
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If you’re the victim of a dog bite, we can help you seek compensation for your injuries. If your dog has bitten someone, you may not be liable. Call today for a free consultation. We offer contingency fee payment plans, so you pay nothing until your case is won. Our firm offers flexible office hours to accommodate every client’s needs, and we make home and hospital visits for clients who are unable to travel. There is plenty of parking and access to public transportation. More on this website