Dallas Dog Bite Lawyer
Our Texas law firm can handle your premises liability injury claim or lawsuit
Dog attacks in Dallas happen far more often than many people might realize. In an instant, you or a loved one can sustain a serious injury due to a dangerous dog or another violent animal. Knowing what to do in such situations can be confusing. Even knowing what your rights are might not be clear. That’s why it’s critical that you talk to an experienced attorney right away.
For more than two decades, the Dallas dog bite attorneys at The Marye Law Firm have been helping injury victims get the compensation and support they deserve after a serious dog attack. We understand how the legal system works when it comes to personal injury cases. That’s why we have such a strong track record of success. Experience matters – and so does your case.
How do I know if I have a case?
In Texas, a dog’s owner can be held liable (legally responsible) for injuries caused by a dog attack if the any of following conditions apply:
- The victim can prove the owner was aware of the dog’s dangerous nature
- The owner was negligent.
- The owner violated a leash law.
- The owner’s actions (or inaction) caused the injury.
Such legal cases might seem straightforward. But even if you strongly believe you have a legal case, don’t simply assume you will automatically be compensated for your injury-related expenses. Often, the dog’s owner will deny having a dangerous dog and do everything they can to discredit your claim.
What are Texas’ dog bite laws?
Texas’ dog bite laws have a lot to do with premises liability law. Those are the rules and regulations that apply to the rights and responsibilities of property owners. Texas is a “one bite rule” state for dog attacks, which means if the owner knew the dog could be dangerous (for instance, because of a previous bite), they can be held strictly liable for any dog bites or attacks.
Texas dog owners can also be held responsible for any and all dog bites, including the first one, under Texas’ negligence laws. Like other premises liability cases, you will need to prove the following elements to have a legal case:
- The person you’re seeking damages (financial compensation) from owned the dog or was responsible for caring for the dog.
- The person who owned the dog or who cared for the dog had a legal duty to exercise reasonable care to prevent the dog from hurting other people.
- The dog’s owner or caregiver failed to exercise reasonable care.
- That failure to exercise reasonable care resulted in your injury.
How can a lawyer help me?
Legal cases involving dog bites and attacks often quickly turn into debates about what actually happened. This is because there’s often so much money at stake when it comes to dog bite claims. Each year, insurance companies pay out more than $530 million to dog attack victims nationwide.
When you have an experienced attorney on your side, you can demand the money you rightfully deserve for medical care, lost income if you cannot work while you’re recovering from your dog bite, and other injury-related expenses.
Without legal support, you might not get the compensation you deserve. As a result, you could end up having to pay for your injury expenses out of your own pocket. That’s not fair. That’s why our legal team wants to work with you.
You have rights. We can fight for them
When you have an experienced Dallas dog bite attorney from our law firm on your side, you can decide what happens next. Instead of the dog owner or insurance companies calling the shots, a lawyer from our firm can make sure your case gets the attention it deserves.
Don’t miss out on your opportunity for justice. Contact us and schedule a free case evaluation with a Dallas dog bite lawyer who puts your best interests first. We can negotiate a settlement offer or file a lawsuit on your behalf seeking maximum financial compensation.
The Marye Law Firm – we’re serious about helping you.