Dog Bite Attorney

Dog bites happen far too frequently, with more than 350,000 victims visiting emergency rooms and roughly 850,000 total seeking some sort of medical attention each year. In Texas, dog owners are not immediately held accountable for dog bites and attacks, but they can be found liable for injuries sustained in certain circumstances. These include knowingly owning a dangerous dog or negligence in the handling of their dog, as well as the individual city laws and ordinances regarding dog bites and attacks.

Unfortunately, insurance companies will oftentimes deny dog bite victim’s claims when they are not adequately represented by an experienced Texas dog bite attorney.

Dog Bite Victims

Many dog attacks involve children, and can have lasting mental and physical effects into the future. Dog bites can lead to severe infections with numerous doctors visits, incurring unexpected medical costs that you shouldn’t be saddled with paying. It is absolutely necessary that you have a Texas dog bite attorney on your side if you choose take legal action against a negligent dog owner.

What You Can Do

A dog bite injury claim in Texas is rarely straightforward due to the a “one bite free” rule that allows each dog a pass the first time they bite a human. This means that the courts can choose not to place liability on a pet owner if the dog has no record of previous bites or attacks, however some breeds are exempt from this rule. Because of this, it’s important to look into the dog’s history to determine whether this dog has attacked or bitten in the past or if the owner was negligent in their handling of the dog. In order to be as thorough as possible, it’s imperative to have a knowledgeable Texas dog bite attorney guiding your case along. If a dog is found to be a danger to the public, there are serious consequences in store for both the owner and the dog.
If you or a loved one has been attacked or bitten by a dog, contact Behr Law Firm today to determine your rights.

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