Dog Bite Attorney in Houston
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Victims of dog bites can take legal action to hold dog owners liable for their injuries. While these cases can vary considerably depending on the situation, a dog owner's negligence or carelessness must be proven in order for a personal injury claim to be successful.
This means that the following elements must be established in a dog bite case:
- The defendant is the owner of the dog who caused the injury
- The owner owed a duty to prevent the dog from injuring others
- The owner failed to exercise reasonable care
- The owner's failure resulted in another's injury
Understanding Texas Dog Bite Laws
There are several laws that can be used when compiling successful dog bite injury claims. Texas recently adopted a statewide law that can subject owners to criminal charges in the event of fatal or serious dog bite injuries. In addition, there are also various leash laws and dangerous dog laws that can hold bearing on your claim.
For example, if it can be proven that a dog has previously attacked someone, then the dog will be considered a dangerous animal. Under the Texas Health and Safety Code §822, owners of dangerous dogs who allow their animals to injure another person can be held liable for the damages that occurred.
- A Houston dog bite attorney may be able to help you get compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Reconstructive surgery
- Lost wages
- Physical & emotional pain & suffering
Handling Complex Animal Attack Cases in Houston, TX
With more than 150 years of combined experience, Stern Law Group is capable of handling complex and difficult cases. As claims concerning dog bites pose liability difficulties, involve conflicting and insubstantial legislation, and include other complications, it is essential that you allow a qualified attorney from our firm to handle your claim.
Furthermore, many of these cases are complicated by the fact that some victims may be friends of the dog owner. It is important to know that these claims are filed against a person's insurance provider and that, with an attorney working on your behalf, you can alleviate many of these worries.
Contact Stern Law Group to discuss your dog bite accident.