Dog Bites

Dog Bites & Attacks

Regardless of how someone views dogs, they are considered animals, even if your furry pal is part of your family. Animals, and dogs specifically, may have unexplainable, adverse reactions and end up biting or attacking someone. Whether it's considered a good dog or bad dog, the dog can still bite you. The could be experiencing feelings of excitement, anxiety, and fear to name a few. In some situations, the dog that bit you could be a dog that has never bit anyone else and has never shown signs of aggression. If that is the case, then that particular dog falls under the Texas One Bite Rule. This essentially means that the owner of the dog is given the benefit of the doubt and a dog bite claim cannot be pursued.

The Texas One Bite Rule

When a dog bites someone the Texas’ “One Bite Rule” comes into play. If one or multiple people are attacked or bitten they have the right to recover compensation if the dog has displayed aggressive behavior in the past or bitten another person. For your dog bite to be eligible for a personal injury claim in Texas then the following conditions must be met to receive financial recovery:

  • • Prove the dog’s owner knew or should have known that the dog had bitten someone in the past
  • • Prove the dog’s owner knew or should have known that the dog had acted aggressively towards another person in the past
  • • Prove the dog’s owner was negligent in preventing the bite and controlling the dog
  • • Prove this negligence directly caused your injuries as the victim

These conditions are the burden proof that fall on the shoulders of the victim/plaintiff. None of these conditions are met unless they happened to another person besides yourself.If you or someone you know has been bitten by a dog, please call or text Mora Law to receive your free consultation!

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