If you've been harmed by someone else's dog, you're undoubtedly going through a tough time. You're in pain and wondering who's going to pay your medical bills. What's the dog bite law in Texas? Can you get compensation for your pain and suffering? Should you consult an attorney?
Attorney Mark Anderson has over 20 years' experience fighting for dog bite victims in Texas. Contact us today to set up your free, no-obligation consultation.
Dedicated to Serving Dog Attack Victims
Founder and Attorney Mark Anderson is a trusted Dallas-Fort Worth dog bite attorney. Mark was named Top Attorney by Fort Worth Magazine and a 2016 Super Lawyer by Thompson Reuters for his personal injury work. Mark is ranked by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel in the top one percent of attorneys in the U.S. The Anderson Law Firm received an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau.
Recovering compensation for dog bite cases in Texas can get tricky, since the law isn't always straightforward and filing a dog bite claim is a challenging legal process. Attorney Mark Anderson has over 20 years' experience winning dog attack cases in Texas against negligent owners. If you've been bitten by someone else's dog, it's important to have an attorney on your side who fully understands your rights.
Common Legal Dog Bite Terms Explained
The One Bite Rule
There's a popular misunderstanding that in order to make a claim against a dog (and their owner), the dog has to have bitten someone before. It's not true. If you've been attacked by a dog, you can file a claim again the owner, even if their dog hasn't ever bitten anyone before. In order to do this, you'll need to establish negligence, meaning you'll need to prove that the owner's actions led their dog to attack you.
The strength of your case depends on how much evidence you have against the dog that bit you and their owner. Though Texas law protects dog bite victims, you'll have to do more than point fingers at the irresponsible dog owner. You'll have to prove that the dog caused your injuries, and also that the dog's owners were directly responsible for it.
An example of negligence would be if your neighbors failed to secure their backyard gate and their dog escaped and bit you. Or maybe someone let their dog run free in the park, and their dog attacked your leashed dog, causing you to get hurt in the process. These are things people knowingly do, and those actions put their dog in a position to bite.
Duty to Protect Others
Every dog owner has a duty (under the law) to protect others from their animal. This includes things like keeping their dog securely contained at home, restraining their dog on a leash while on walks, etc. If you were bitten by a dog that was wandering loose, you could have a strong claim against the owner.
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What Our Dog Bite Attorneys Can Do For You
Here at the Anderson Law Firm, we have over 40 years of combined experience winning Texas dog bite cases. We know exactly what to look for, who to call and how to construct your case in the right way in order to convince an insurance company or jury to pay you the money you deserve.
We offer no win, no fee services.
It costs nothing to hire us upfront. After we win your case, we take a percentage of the money we won for you - you never pay anything out of pocket. We also offer free consultations. During our consultation, we'll discuss your case in detail talk about your rights, make sure you aren't doing anything that could hurt your case and go over all the ways we plan to help.
We'll immediately investigate your case.
Evidence disappears quickly. Fences are repaired, cuts heal and signs of dog bite damage are lost. For this reason, quick investigations are crucial, which is why we make yours a priority.
We'll get you the medical care you need.
Here at the Anderson Law Firm, we have two main goals: to get you healed, and then to win you the money you need to pay for your damages and injuries. No matter whether you have health insurance, we'll get you into doctors we trust and won't stop until you're fully recovered.
We'll prove negligence.
If the dog's owner was negligent, we know how to prove it. We'll construct a solid case against the other party to ensure you're rightfully compensated for your injuries.
We'll get you the compensation you deserve.
If you were bitten by someone else's dog, you don't deserve to suffer. Under Texas law, you're entitled to compensation for your medical bills, missed work days, pain and suffering that resulted from the animal attack. Let us fight for your rights.
Our Texas Office Locations
Our offices are located in Fort Worth, Dallas, Keller and Arlington. If you are unable to drive, we will also gladly come to you.
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