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Animal Bites

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Animal Bites


If you are attacked or bitten by someone else’s dog, you should know that Texas has no specific dog bite statute, but you may be entitled to recover compensation through a premises liability or personal injury lawsuit. The failure to stop an animal attack in progress is also legally actionable in Texas. Texas adheres to the so-called “one bite rule.” This means that a dog bite victim can recover compensation from the owner or keeper of a dog if the dog either previously bit a person or acted like it wanted to, or that the dog’s breed is more likely to be violent. If none of these conditions can be met, another strategy must be pursued for recovering compensation. If you are the victim of a dog bite attack, discuss your rights and options at once with an experienced dog bite attorney at the Aqrawi & Nguyen Law Firm, PLLC.


The Victims

Texas law allows a dog bite victim to recover compensation on the grounds of negligence. Negligence in Texas is the absence of the kind of care a reasonably prudent person would exercise in similar circumstances. Many of the victims of dog bites are often young children and the elderly. Dog bite victims can suffer facial lacerations, deep muscle wounds, disfigurement, amputations, tendon damage, and even death in the most tragic cases. Healing from these injuries can take an extended period of time. You should also know that if you suffer a dog bite in Texas while trespassing, committing a crime, or provoking a dog to violence, then you may not have legal grounds to file a claim.


Help is Here For Dog Bite Victims

Dog bite injuries often require reconstructive surgery, skin grafting, and physical therapy. If you or someone you love has sustained a dog bite injury, you’ll need an attorney who will fight aggressively for the maximum possible compensation on your behalf. You’ll need to speak at once with an experienced attorney at the Aqrawi & Nguyen Law Firm, PLLC. Call (832) 834-6099 immediately after a dog bite or any other animal attack. The help you need is here.