Proving Liability in Dog Bite Cases
Zinda Law Group is very experienced at representing injury victims and proving liability in dog bite and dog attack cases. Essentially in Texas, there are three ways in which you can hold the other person (the dog owner or the possessor) responsible for the injury that you or a loved one has sustained.
The first way to show that the other person is responsible is something called strict liability. That just means that the owner or the possessor had a dog with propensities that were abnormal to its class and they knew (or they should have known) about it.
The second way in which you can be successful in these types of cases is something called negligent handling. That just means that the owner or the possessor handled the dog in a way that a reasonable person under the circumstances would not have.
The last way in which you can hold somebody responsible for an animal attack is something called negligence per se. That’s typically going to be a violation of an ordinance or law which automatically means that they were negligent. Typically what you’re looking at here is for a leash law that was violated. Find out if a leash law applied and then you’re able to bring a negligence per se cause of action against the owner and possessor if it was violated.
If you have any questions about dog bite injuries or how to prove liability after an animal attack, give the dog injury attorneys at Zinda Law Group a call.
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We were founded in Texas and have 16 offices located across the state. To get a free consultation with a Texas dog bite attorney, call us at 800-863-5312 today.