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Representation for Victims of Animal Attacks

When incidents of this nature occur, civil liability for damages is determined by the law of negligence. If you were bitten or attacked by a canine and you wish to file a personal injury claim for compensation, you’ll be required to prove that:

  • The dog exhibited aggressive behavior in the past;
  • The dog’s owner knew about past aggressive behavior of the animal;
  • The dog’s owner was negligent in exercising reasonable care to control the dog and/or prevent the bite;
  • As a result of this negligence, another person was bitten or otherwise injured

If you or someone you love was bitten or attacked, do not wait to contact a Dallas personal injury attorney at Uvalle Law Firm, PLLC. Proving negligence can be difficult without an established legal professional on your side. At Uvalle Law, we’re here to help you quickly secure the compensation you deserve after an attack, and we’ll do so at no upfront costs to you.

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About the One-Bite Rule in Texas

According to the One-Bite Rule in Texas, a dog owner is only responsible for injuries caused by their canine if they knew – or had reason to know – the dog was capable (and likely) of injuring another person. In essence, this rule allows dog owners to assume their pets are not dangerous until the dogs prove otherwise.

Any dog that has acted aggressively in the past is considered risky to others. In such cases, it’s the owner’s responsibility to take every action necessary to prevent foreseeable attacks and injuries. If they fail to do so, they may be held liable for the damages that result. Past behaviors that might serve as indicators of aggression include but are not limited to:

  • Previous bites
  • Fighting or attacking other dogs
  • Frightening passersby
  • Previous complaints made about the dog

The One-Bite Rule is often mistaken to mean a dog must have previously bitten another person in order for the current victim to justifiably take legal action. This, however, is not entirely true. Other, less serious behaviors are also indications of aggression; thus serving as warning signs to the dog owner of potentially dangerous behavior from the animal. At Uvalle Law Firm, PLLC, we can evaluate the dog’s history to determine if past behaviors should be taken into account in your personal injury case.