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Unfortunately, Texas is one of the remaining states that follow the “one bite rule” which in essence may allow a dog one “free” bite. Under Texas personal injury law, the victim’s attorney would need to prove that the owner knew the dog had the tendency to be aggressive or knew that the dog had bitten someone in the past. Although dog bite claims can be more difficult to prove due to this law, there are other ways an attorney can hold the dog owner responsible:
As such, it may still be possible to hold the dog owner responsible and recover financial compensation in a case where the dog had never bitten someone or shown aggressive behavior in the past.
If you or your child has been bitten by a dog, it is crucial that you consult a lawyer at Pope Taylor, LLP. We are here to provide you with the aggressive legal representation you need and deserve in the wake of a serious accident or injury, and your initial consultation with a dog bite lawyer is free. You have the opportunity to learn more about your legal rights and what an experienced legal professional can do to assist you in recovering the monetary damages you need to begin rebuilding and recovering.