Posted on Jan 14, 2021

Carabin & Shaw P.C.

Dog bite law
While the state of Texas does not have a dog bite statute, the courts have developed a system to determine when dog owners are liable for bites inflicted by their dogs. A dog owner is strictly liable for damages if he or she knew or should have known that the dog had aggressive tendencies toward humans, whether or not it displays those tendencies toward other dogs. Dog owners can also be found liable if they fail to exercise proper control over their dog in a situation where it is reasonable that an attack could occur and an injury resulted. However, in a situation where the dog attack “came out of the blue,” meaning the dog had never before exhibited a violent outburst, the court may not hold the owner liable. There are many factors involved in handling dog bite disputes, but our attorneys can help you navigate the legal system as you cope with this emotional experience.

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If you’re the victim of a dog bite, we can help you seek compensation for your injuries. If your dog has bitten someone, you may not be liable. Call us for a free consultation. We offer contingency fee payment plans, so you pay nothing until your case is won. Our firm offers flexible office hours to accommodate every client’s needs, and we make home and hospital visits for clients who are unable to travel.
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