We love our pets, but insurance companies sometimes do not. Did you know
that there are certain dog breeds that may drive up the cost of your homeowner’s
or renter’s insurance? Sometimes, an insurer may deny coverage altogether.
The reason is that certain types of dogs are considered more aggressive
than others and therefore more likely to injure someone.
Dog breeds that have been classified as risky include:
- Pit Bulls & Staffordshire Terriers
- Doberman Pinschers
- Great Danes
- Presa Canarios
- Siberian Huskies
- Alaskan Malamutes
- Wolf Hybrids
- German Shepherds
Owners of these pets and, in fact, all dogs, need to be extra careful and
attentive when their dog is around an unfamiliar person, no matter how
sweet and harmless they may seem. It can take only the smallest provocation
for a dog to unexpectedly react and cause harm. If this happens, the dog
owner may face liability for any injuries caused by his or her dog. As
dog bites can be very painful and damaging, liability could reach into the tens
of thousands of dollars.
Texas Dog Bite Law
Texas has a “one bite rule” when it comes to liability for
dog bites. This means that in order for an injured person to recover damages
for a dog bite, the injured person must prove that the dog had bitten
someone before or had acted aggressively in the past. Discuss your case
with an attorney to see if you have a case.
Know Your Rights. Contact Us Today.
If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, Uvalle Law Firm, PLLC may
be able to help you pursue compensation. We encourage you to contact our
firm today to schedule your
free personal injury consultation with a Dallas dog bite lawyer. We’d be happy to answer your questions
and help you understand your options.