Tyler Dog Bite Attorney
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Dog bites can be very serious and very painful. Treating dog bites can be particularly problematic due to the type of wound created by a dog’s teeth as well as the potential for diseases and infections. When someone gets bitten, obviously teeth marks do not make a clean incision into the surface of the skin. There may be more damage underneath the skin than one can simply appreciate by just looking at the bite area. If you have been bitten by someone’s dog and have sustained serious damage, you do have rights.
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At The Flowers Law Firm P.C., we believe in giving a truthful and thorough case analysis to any victim of injuries. We prepare a thoughtful strategy for the prosecution of your case. We work with your doctors and healthcare providers to determine your diagnosis and long-term prognosis. We diligently execute the strategy, keeping our clients informed at every step of the process.
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Texas Law: “The First Bite Is Free”
There is no statute covering dog bites in Texas. Claims are based upon general concepts of negligence – i.e. – a person has a duty to do some act and failed to do that act.
You can think of Texas dog bite laws as “the first bite is free.” The courts present this concept a little differently, but the axiom is generally true. In Lewis v. Great Southwestern Corporation, 473 S.W.2d 228 (Tex. Civ. App.- Fort Worth 1971, writ ref’d n. r. e.), the court stated: “The owner of a dog is not liable for injuries caused by it, unless it is vicious and knowledge or constructive notice of that fact is shown or brought home to the owner.”
In order to prove a dog bite claim, a victim must be able to show that:
- The dog bit someone previously or attempted to bite someone, and
- The owner knew or should have known of the dog’s dangerous propensities
- What Types of Dogs Are Considered to be “Dangerous”?
Any type of dog has the potential to be labeled as dangerous, including:
- A teacup Chihuahua? Apparently, this particular ankle biter was deemed a menace.
- A trained police dog? One insurance company cancelled a police officer’s insurance policy because he possessed what they considered to be a high risk dog at his property – a trained police dog.
Depending on the circumstances, if a dog has a known propensity for aggression, when that dog bites, the dog’s owner may be liable to you for you medical bills and much more. If you have been bitten by someone’s dangerous dog, you may have rights.
Honest & Informative Legal Counsel
When you call, you will speak directly to your attorney on your case. And we are not afraid to take your case all the way to trial, if necessary. Whether you or your loved ones have been injured by dangerous dogs or have sustained serious dog bites, don’t hesitate to call today to set up a free discussion.
Get in touch with our office by calling (903) 965-2000.