Nueces County Personal Injury Attorney for Dog Bites and Animal Attacks

Many dogs are friendly pets that are trained to behave properly around people. However, some dogs can be dangerous or aggressive, and they can inflict serious injuries if they bite or attack someone. These attacks can result in multiple types of serious injuries. In addition to suffering physical harm, a victim may experience emotional trauma that can affect multiple areas of their life, including their ability to maintain employment, their relationships with loved ones, and their overall well-being. Dog bite victims may have legal options for recovering compensation, and by working with an attorney who has experience in premises liability cases, they can take steps to hold a dog's owner or another liable party responsible for their injuries.

The Edwards Law Firm works to protect the rights and interests of injury victims, and we believe in holding negligent parties liable for the harm they have caused to others. Our lawyers have been working in the field of personal injury law for more than 100 combined years, and we have a track record of success in multiple types of complex injury cases. We understand the laws that affect dog bite injury cases, and we provide strong and effective representation to ensure that victims are fully compensated for their damages.

Liability for Dog Bite Injuries in Texas

The laws in Texas use what is sometimes known as the "one bite free" rule when addressing dog bites and animal attacks. Under these laws, a dog's owner or the person who was in control of an animal may be held liable for a victim's injuries if they knew that the dog was dangerous or aggressive. If a dog had never previously bitten or attacked someone, it generally will not be considered dangerous. However, if a dog had bitten someone in the past, an owner may be held liable if they failed to take the necessary steps to protect people from being attacked.

To recover compensation, a victim will usually need to demonstrate that they were injured because of someone else's negligence. A dog owner may be considered negligent if they failed to use the proper measures to control or contain a dangerous dog, such as by keeping the dog on a leash or chain or ensuring that it was secured inside a fence or kennel. Other parties may also be liable for negligence in dog bite cases, such as a landlord who was aware of a dangerous dog living on their premises and who failed to provide the proper measures to ensure that the dog could be kept contained away from common areas on the property.

Dog bite victims may be able to recover compensation for multiple types of damages, including:

  • Medical treatment for injuries caused by a dog, including cuts and lacerations, puncture wounds, soft tissue injuries, broken or crushed bones, infections, or fall injuries
  • Loss of income while recovering from an injury
  • Impairment to income-earning capacity due to a disability resulting from a dog bite injury
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Emotional trauma such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Pain and suffering
  • Damage to personal property

Contact Our Corpus Christi Animal Attack Attorney

If you have suffered injuries after being bitten or attacked by a dog, our firm can help you determine your options for holding the dog's owner or other parties liable for your damages. We will advise you on how Texas law applies to your situation, identify all liable parties in your case, and provide you with representation to ensure that you will be fully compensated for all of the ways you and your family have been affected. Contact us today and arrange a free consultation by calling 361-320-6752. We assist with injury cases involving dangerous dogs or other animals in Robstown, Portland, Aransas Pass, Kingsville, Port Aransas, Nueces County, Rockport, Alice, and Corpus Christi.

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