Some states have laws that protect a dog owner from liability the first time a dog bites. This is sometimes called a one-bite rule.
Texas does not have a one-bite rule. An injured person can sue a dog’s owner even if the dog has never bitten anyone else before.
Any breed of dog can be dangerous, and children are particularly vulnerable. If you or your loved one was bitten or attacked by a dog or other animal, speak to an Austin personal injury attorney about your injuries. Justinian & Associates has represented many injured victims of animal attacks, and can explain your options with no obligation. You can find out more here.
Texas negligence laws require dog owners (or handlers) to use ordinary care in order to prevent their dogs from attacking or injuring someone.
But ordinary care depends on the circumstances:
Dog bite and other animal attack cases can be complex.
If you or a loved one has been bitten or attacked by a dog or other animal, you know how devastating these events can be. If you are faced with injuries and medical bills, you may not want to think about a complicated lawsuit.
But Justinian & Associates understands these areas of law, and have the experience and resources necessary to fight for your rights. Call, text or email us for a free consultation with a seasoned Austin personal injury lawyer (not a “screener”). We can answer any questions you may have.