Proving Liability in Dog Bite Cases

Last updated on: July 10, 2015

Our firm is very experienced at handling 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 dog bite or dog attack injury that you or a loved one has sustained.

The first way that you can show that the other person’s responsible, hold them liable, is something called strict liability. That just means that the owner or the possessor had a dog that had 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 that owns or possessed a dog is something called negligence per se. That’s typically going to be a violation of an ordinance or a statue or a law that because it was violated, 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 deal with the insurance company or the responsible party once you’ve been attacked by a dog or bitten by a dog, give the attorneys at Zinda Law Group a phone call.

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.