Houston Dog Bite Lawyer
Attacked by a Dog? Have you suffered a dog bite?
Houston is a dog-friendly city with many dog parks. Also, dogs are unpredictable. If a dog feels threatened, there’s a good chance that it’ll bite or attack. There are hundreds of reported dog bites in Houston every year. A dog bite can cause severe injuries. Dog bites and attacks can even be fatal. Call Molina Law Firm when you need a Houston Dog Bite Attorney. Dog bite cases usually involve an evaluation of the dog’s history and the owner’s knowledge of this history. Has the dog been aggressive before? What type of dog is involved? Often times, the dog owner claims that the dog was provoked. It is important that you understand how fault and responsibility are evaluated in Houston and In Texas.
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Have you suffered an injury because of a dog bite in Houston and the surrounding areas? You may be entitled to compensation from the dog’s owner. Molina Law Firm can help. Contact our Houston law firm today to schedule a free consultation. When you call, we’ll review your case and explain your legal options.
The Molina Law Firm has been representing accident victims for over 20 years. Remember that when you retain Attorney Rick Molina, you pay nothing upfront and we only collect a percentage of the compensation you receive only when we have won your case. Attorney Rick Molina will aggressively represent you and fight on your behalf. We have the knowledge, resources and experience to get you all the compensation for your loss, pain, and suffering.
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Who are victims of dog bites?
Children tend to be victims of dog bites more than adults. In one study, 68 percent of the bite victims were children under the age of 11. More than half of those kids were under the age of three.
Dogs tend to get defensive when they feel provoked or threatened. Kids, especially very young kids, don’t always understand how to behave near or interact with animals safely. They also may not fully understand that their actions will elicit a response from a dog. As a result, a child may take a dog’s food, pull its tail, or taunt the animal. Some dogs may be prone to snap at the child in defense. This may help to explain why children tend to be involved in dog attacks more than adults.
Does Texas have a one bite rule?
Some states have laws that say a dog owner can be liable for any injuries caused by a dog bite, regardless of that dog’s history of aggression. Others, including Texas, say that an owner isn’t automatically responsible for a dog’s violent behavior the first time around. Instead, under the one-bite rule, an owner is liable only if they knew that the dog had dangerous or vicious propensities.
In other words, the owner may avoid liability for the dog’s first bite. After that, the owner knows that the dog has a tendency to bite and has an obligation to try to prevent that from happening again. If they’re not successful and the dog bites another person, the owner can then be responsible for the resulting injuries and damages.
Negligence in Houston Dog Bite Cases
If you’ve been injured because of a dog bite in the Houston area, you may be entitled to compensation. There are two ways to frame your dog bite lawsuit. You can base your case on either negligence or strict liability.
A dog owner might be liable for dog bite injuries if their own negligence contributed to the attack. Negligence occurs when:
- A person has and breaches a duty of care to others, and
- That breach causes an injury
Owners have a responsibility to limit the potential harm their dog could cause others. If an owner fails to control their dog, keep them in a fenced yard, or secure them on a leash, they may be considered negligent. When that negligence is a substantial factor in an injury or attack, the owner can be at fault and responsible for damages.
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Although most dog bites may initially seem minor, they can cause severe injuries and health conditions if not properly treated. These treatments can cost a lot of time and money. Attorney Rick Molina and the Molina Law Firm are here to help. We will aggressively represent you by thoroughly investigating the case, gathering all pertinent information, and determining present and future pain, suffering, and loss to maximize your compensation.
We work on a contingency basis so you pay us nothing up front and a percentage when we win your case. We have helped hundreds of people over the past 20 years to get back on their feet after serious injuries and we can help you!