Dog Bites on Private Property

Last updated on: February 23, 2015

Dog Bites on Private Property

Generally, dog bites on private property are only going to be successful against the dog owner or possessor in one of two ways. In Texas, there are three ways to win and hold somebody responsible, that being a dog owner or possessor in a dog bite case. However, one of those won’t apply and that one is negligence per se, usually a violation of an ordinance or a statute like a leash law, but obviously on private property there’s not going to be a leash law standard that has to be complied with. You’re looking at the two ways to win on private property being strict liability, which means the dog had propensities that were abnormal to its class and the owner possessor knew or should have known about those. The other way to win a dog bite or attack case on private property is by showing that the owner or possessor negligently handled the animal, that being they handled it in a way that a reasonably prudent owner or possessor would not have in the same or similar circumstances. If you have any questions about a dog bite that occurred on private property, give the attorneys at Zinda Law Group a phone call for a free consultation.

Where Zinda Law Group Practices:

Our car accident law firm was founded in Texas and has a team of Austin personal injury lawyers as well as attorneys in Dallas and Fort Worth.

As we’ve grown we expanded out west to El Paso, Texas subsequently into Arizona adding Tucson Personal Injury Lawyers to the firm, as well as adding offices in Colorado including Denver Personal Injury Lawyers and the surrounding cities such as Colorado Springs.

Types of Cases We Handle:

We also have a team of attorneys that have experience serious injury cases such as car accidents, wrongful death and truck accidents.   We also have experience handling more complex cases such as gas explosions and drug injury cases, such as the Taxotere® Lawsuits.