FAQ: What are potential defenses in dog bite cases?
There are a couple of defenses that a dog owner has, should their dog bite and injure someone. The first is lack of knowledge as to any vicious propensities that their dog might have and the other is the person who was bitten was in fact a trespasser.Read More
FAQ: Can I shoot a dangerous dog?
If you are being attacked by a dangerous dog, you do not have to wait to be bitten in order to defend yourself. You can defend yourself by shooting a dangerous dog, however, Texas law is complicated with this specific incident. Texas law states that you can protect your livestock and other animals from anRead More
FAQ: A dangerous dog is terrorizing my neighborhood. What can I do about it?
There are several factors that can declare a dog dangerous in Texas. Under the Texas Health and Safety Code a dangerous dog is (1) one that commits an unprovoked attack on a person that causes bodily injury or death or (2) commits unprovoked acts leading a reasonable person to believe that the dog will attackRead More
FAQ: What is the “one bite” rule? Does it apply in Texas?
The “one bite” rule establishes that a person can be held strictly liable for damages caused by an animal known to be dangerous; ie,has bitten once before. Nevertheless, should an animal bite for the first time, then the person that was injured by the animal must prove that the animal was dangerous. If you wereRead More
FAQ: What should you do if your dog gets bitten by another dog?
Texas is limited to what you can recover should a dog attack your dog. This is due to the Texas Supreme Court ruling that household pets are merely “property.” Thus the damages you can recover are limited to the fair market value of your pet. However, if YOU were injured by a dog that wasRead More
FAQ: Do I need to see a doctor after a dog bite?
We are not doctors, we are Injury lawyers! Having said that, the risk of infections are high in animal bites so you should at a minimum call your doctor and see if you need to be seen.Read More
FAQ: Do I Need a Lawyer for a Dog Bite?
If you are bitten by a dog and injured to the point that you need medical treatment, then you should always contact a personal injury lawyer regarding your rights. Dog bite and animal attack claims are not straight forward. There are medical providers, insurance companies, and more often than not, familial and friendly relationships atRead More
FAQ: What Damages can I Recover if I am the Victim of a Dog Bite?
If you are the victim of a dog bite you may recover all types of damages typically available to victims of other types of personal injuries. Some of these damages include: Past and future medical bills, Past and future pain and suffering and mental anguish, Physical impairment, Permanent scarring or disfigurement, Lost wages and lostRead More
FAQ: What is the Statute of Limitations for Dog Bite Claims?
A dog bite is a type of personal injury claim, therefore, the statute of limitations for a dog bite is two years from the date of the injury. However, in a case involving a minor, the statute of limitations is a bit different. The statute of limitations for the minor’s medical bills is two yearsRead More
FAQ: What has Liability in a Dog Attack?
In a dog attack, the dog owner ultimately has the liability for the attack. This is because dog owners are responsible for their pets. However, there is much more to consider in a dog attack case then who has liability. Many times, the discussion does not stop with who is liable, it continues onto whoRead More