Fort Worth Dog Bite and Animal Attack Lawyers
Injured By a Dog?
In Texas, dog owners, homeowners, or anyone who is responsible for watching a dog may be held liable for injuries caused by its actions.
Dog bite victims are often left with not only physical injuries but also expensive medical bills, loss of wages due to missed work, and pain and suffering that can negatively affect quality of life for years to come.
Fortunately, you do not have to face this difficult time alone. The dog bite lawyers at Zinda Law Group have helped countless injury victims get their lives back on track after an accident. We have the experience necessary to answer your questions and advise you on your legal rights so you are able to make an informed decision on the best way forward.
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To learn what Zinda Law Group may do for you, schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced dog bite and animal attack lawyers. You will not owe us anything unless we are able to win your case.
Texas Dog Bite Law
Texas is one of only a few states that abide by the “One-Bite Rule.” This means that that legal liability for a dog bite is based on one of the following:
- The owner knew that the dog had bitten someone previously or had the potential to bite a person
- The injury was caused by the negligence of the dog owner or handler
- Injury was caused by a violation of a leash law
- The injury was caused intentionally by the dog handler
If one of these points can be proven, the injured party can file a dog bite claim based on negligence. In addition to the “one bite law” two new dog bite laws went into effect in Texas in September 2007. Dog bite cases often are emotionally charged, especially when the dog owner and the victim cannot come to an agreement. This is a difficult situation that requires a compassionate dog bite lawyer. A personal injury attorney from Zinda Law Group of Austin can provide you with that level of representation.
Do I Need a Lawyer?
Taking appropriate steps in the early stages of a claim can be critical to obtaining a fair resolution. If you were injured as the result of the negligence of a dog owner, dog handler, or homeowner, you should obtain a consultation with a personal injury attorney who has experience pursuing this type of case.
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