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What’s With All the Dog Bites?

We have been picking up a lot of dog bite cases lately. Although we handle animal attack cases, it seems like there has been a spike in these in the Plano area in recent months. Not sure why.

Dog bite cases, like all animal attack cases, can get complicated really quickly. When someone owns a dog, they have a certain responsibility to keep it trained, socialized, and restrained. If you have suffered a dog bite due to the negligence of an owner, then you should at least speak to an attorney to find out what details may be involved. We have a lot of experience in this area; our office has helped more than 2,000 clients recover from dog bite injuries. These are few things to consider:

Did Your Child Suffer a Dog Bite Injury or Scars?

Children are much more likely to be bitten by dogs. These bites are often to a child’s face and can cause serious injury, scarring, and disfigurement. You need a dog bite lawyer who will help you recover the expenses you need to pay for medical care, reconstructive plastic surgeries, and physical therapy.

Premises Liability and Animal Attacks

In Texas, leash laws are supposed to prevent dogs from attacking people in public. Unfortunately, some leashed dogs can become aggressive and break from their owner’s hold. For victims of leashed dog bites, the law provides a remedy in the form of premises liability. Premises liability law holds the property owner responsible for your injuries. This means that a dog owner is responsible for the animal’s actions anywhere, at any time. If you experienced the following, you may be able to recover:

  • You were lawfully in a public place or private residence and were bitten
  • You did not provoke the dog
  • The owner knew or knows his/her dog may be vicious
  • The dog is a notoriously dangerous breed

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