If you are attacked or bitten by someone else’s dog in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, you need to know that Texas has no specific dog bite statute, but you may be entitled to recover compensation through a premises liability or personal injury lawsuit. The failure to stop an animal attack in progress is also legally actionable in Texas. Texas adheres to the so-called “one bite rule.” This means that a dog bite victim can recover compensation from the owner or keeper of a dog if (a) the dog previously bit a person or acted like it wanted to, and if (b) the defendant was aware of the dog’s previous conduct. If neither of these conditions can be met, another strategy must be pursued for recovering compensation. If you are the victim of a dog bite attack in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, discuss your rights and options at once with an experienced Dallas dog bite attorney at the Weaver Injury Law Firm.
Texas law allows a dog bite victim to recover compensation on the grounds of negligence. Negligence in Texas is the absence of the kind of care a reasonably prudent person would exercise in similar circumstances. Many of the victims of dog bites are young children; the elderly are also victims in disproportionate numbers. Dog bite victims can suffer facial lacerations, deep muscle wounds, disfigurement, amputations, tendon damage, and in the most tragic cases, wrongful deaths. Healing can take an extended period of time. You should also know that if you suffer a dog bite in Texas while trespassing, committing a crime, or provoking a dog to violence, you may not have legal grounds to file a claim.
Help is Here For Dog Bite Victims
Dog bite injuries often require reconstructive surgery, skin grafting, and physical therapy. If you or someone you love has sustained a dog bite injury, you’ll need an attorney who will fight aggressively for the maximum possible compensation on your behalf. You’ll need to speak at once with an experienced Dallas dog bite attorney at the Weaver Injury Law Firm. Call 214-238-9000 immediately after a dog bite or any other animal attack. The help you need is here.