An injury or death resulting from a dog bite or animal attack is particularly traumatic, as they are most often inflicted on children and the elderly – those who can least defend themselves. These types of injuries can be devastating both physically and psychologically as the injured person and their family struggle to pay medical bills and undergo extensive reconstructive surgery.Common injuries after a dog attack include:
We are all too aware of the tremendous trauma and stress felt by the victim and their family as they try to get on with their lives after a vicious animal attack. Our entire legal team at the Mayday Law Office is committed to compassionate, personal attention during this time. Our firm provides clients with frequent case updates and consistent communication at all times. We feel this is the only way to ensure that your rights are protected and that you always make the best decisions for your family.
Dog Bite Liability
In Texas, a pet owner or property owner may be held liable under several different legal theories if their dog bites another person. However, holding an owner responsible for the actions of their pet can be difficult without the help of an experienced attorney. If you suffer a dog bite or other injury, you may be able to pursue a claim based on:
Negligence (failure to exercise reasonable care)
Negligence per se (violation of an animal control law)
Premises liability (failure to provide a safe property)
Violation of the “one-bite” rule
The one-bite rule requires a dog bite victim to prove that the dog had vicious propensities and that the owner knew or should have known that the dog was vicious. Generally, in order to establish a history of viciousness, a person must show that the dog previously bit another person, tried to bite, or displayed aggressive behaviors.
Proving Negligence or Negligence Per Se
In some cases, it may be easier to prove negligence or negligence per se in a dog attack case. An injury victim only has to prove that the person failed to exercise reasonable care (negligence) or violated a statute such as a leash law (negligence per se). At the Mayday Law Office, we can help you understand your rights and pursue a claim for damages after a dog bite. It is essential to act fast as you only have a limited amount of time to file a personal injury lawsuit against a responsible party.
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If you were injured from a dog bite, contact the Mayday Law Office for a free personal injury consultation. Our attorneys know the law and will work to get you the compensation you deserve. Call (281) 741-1162 to speak with an experienced lawyer. We proudly serve all of Houston, Texas, and the surrounding areas.
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