General Negligence, Negligence Per Se, and Dangerous Dog Findings

Last updated on: July 10, 2015

In Texas, there are three main ways that you can prove liability in a dog bite situation. They are proving that the dog is a dangerous dog, proving some sort of negligence per se, which is usually a violation of a leash law, and then just general negligence.

General negligence is a pretty hard standard to prove on some of the dog bite cases. Most of what you’re going to find is the person is going to be held responsible due to a violation of a local ordinance, like a leash law, for failing to contain or restrain their animal.

The other circumstance is a dangerous dog finding. That means that the dog was involved in a prior incident where it attacked, either bit or scratched, another animal or a person. Oftentimes, if it’s been an actual bite incident, it may have been reported to the city animal control. But in some circumstances, we can find out that there have been prior incidences that were not reported to the city and still argue that this is a dangerous dog.

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.