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Texas Personal Injury Law for Dog Bites

When a person is bitten by a dog, the law provides them with legal recourse to seek compensation for their injuries. Under the laws of Texas, dog owners have a legal obligation to take precautions to ensure that their pets do not cause harm or injury to others. When a dog bites or attacks a person, the owner may be held liable for the resulting damages and injuries.

To pursue a personal injury claim in Texas for a dog bite, the injured person must prove that the dog’s owner was negligent in controlling or retraining their pet and that this negligence led directly to the attack. In some cases, the owner may also be held strictly liable for the actions of their dog, even if they were not aware of any prior aggressive behavior. The owner may be required to pay for medical expenses, lost wages, and punitive damages resulting from the bite.

Texas One-Bite Law

Texas operates under the One-Bite rule for liability relating to dog bite injuries. This means dog owners are held liable only if the owner knew or reasonably should have known that the dog was dangerous or violent. This law may make it difficult to hold dog owners responsible for attacks. Evidence showing the dog was involved in a prior bite incident, the dog has previously shown aggressive or violent behaviors such as growling or lunging, or a history of the owner keeping the dog restrained can help establish liability.

Negligence and Strict Liability for Dog Bites

A dog owner may be held liable for a bite incident if the victim can prove the owner was negligent in meeting the duty to take reasonable care to control the dog’s behavior and that negligence caused the victim harm. Under Texas law, a dog owner may be held strictly liable for injuries caused by their dog if the dog is classified as a “dangerous dog”. Under local or state law, this classification includes dogs who pose a significant threat to the public or who have previously attacked or injured a person.

Steps to take if you've been bitten by a dog

  1. Seek medical attention to treat any injuries sustained in the attack.
  2. Document all medical treatment and gather evidence of the attack including photographs and the location where the attack occurred.
  3. Obtain contact information for the dog’s owner or handler and any witnesses who may have seen the attack.
  4. Report the incident to local authorities and fail a report of the attack.
  5. Seek legal counsel from Just Wrecked Law Firm.

Dog bites are a serious matter. Navigating the complexities of personal injury law pertaining to dog bites can be challenging, especially while you are under physical and emotional stress. We will investigate the unique circumstances of your case, gather essential evidence, and build strong legal arguments to advocate on your behalf. Contact Just Wrecked Law Firm so our attorneys can help you obtain the compensation you