Dog bites can be painful and traumatic, and they even have the potential to be disabling and life-threatening. If you or someone you love was bitten by a dog, it’s important to remember that you have rights, and you may be able to pursue compensation.
Dogs are supposed to be kept on leashes or in enclosures. Although most dogs are docile and loving animals, all dogs have the potential to bite. Sometimes bites even occur unprovoked, giving victims no time to react or avoid serious injuries.
At Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers, our Texas dog bite and animal attack attorneys know the laws concerning dog bites and dog restraints throughout the state and in individual cities and communities. When investigating dog bite incidents, it's important to determine the following facts:
- Has the dog previously bitten someone? Dog owners may have more liability if their dog has previously bitten someone unprovoked.
- Did the dog bite occur in public? If the dog bite happened in public, we’ll find out if the dog was leashed, and if it was, we’ll determine if the leash was compliant with local laws or ordinances.
- Was the dog enclosed on private property? Dog bites sometimes occur at private residences or businesses. Dogs with vicious tendencies should be enclosed or kept away from guests, even on private properties.
Dog bite injuries can be expensive, and they may even put you out of work. It's our goal to help anyone who suffered pain, disability, or trauma because of a dog bite, and our consultations are always free.