Dog Bites on Public Property

Last updated on: February 24, 2015

Dog Bites on Public Property

There are three possible ways that you can hold a dog owner or possessor responsible for a dog bite that occurred in a public area. The first way is through strict liability, which means that the dog that attacked or bit you had propensities that were abnormal to its class, and the owner or possessor of that dog knew about them, or should have known about them. The second way you can be successful is negligence per se, usually a violation of an ordinance, statute, or law, and in this case on a public area, it’s probably going to be a leash law violation – so find out if leash laws are actually in effect where the incident took place. You may be able to hold them responsible just because of the violation of that leash law that led to the injury. The last way that you can hold a dog owner or possessor responsible is something called negligent handling, which means the dog owner or possessor handled the dog in a way that a reasonable owner would not have given the circumstances. If you have any questions about dog bites that have occurred in a public area, 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.