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Dog Bite Injuries in Texas: Law Determining Owner Fault

Posted by John J. Kahn, Jr. | Mar 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Although certain breeds of dogs are larger and more aggressive than other breeds, any dog with teeth can inflict dog bite injuries on unsuspecting victims. As a victim or parent of a victim with serious injuries, you have rights under the Texas dog bite law. To protect these rights, you should consult with a Houston personal injury lawyer. 

Common Culprits Behind Serious Dog Bite Injuries

In fairness, it should be noted that: 
  • any dog that is trained to attack or treated harshly is susceptible to attack anyone. Owners or handlers are often responsible for turning friendly pets into dangerous dogs;
  • a dog owner or handler who is irresponsible can create a situation that puts people in danger. For example, in the year 2000, a tiny Pomeranian fatally attacked an infant when the baby's uncle left the room; and
  • any breed can be a loving pet. It would be unscientific to recognize a breed and then state whether it will attack. 
A dog bite injury can lead to costly medical procedures, lost wages and significant physical and emotional pain. A Houston personal injury lawyer may be able to help you hold the dog's owner responsible. Consult a lawyer today to discuss your legal options.

Contact a Houston Personal Injury Lawyer

When you have experienced legal representation on your side after a dog bite injury, you can rest assured that your attorney will fight for all compensation to which you may be entitled under the Texas dog bite law, including past, current and future medical expenses; pain and suffering; lost earnings or earning potential; or wrongful death benefits.

While you focus on your recovery and emotional wellbeing, you should have a Houston lawyer at The Kahn Law Firm advocating for your rights. Contact us today – 1-713-226-9900 or toll free 1-844-301-KAHN.

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