The Three Ways of Proving Owner Liability after a Dog Bite

Last updated on: May 2, 2014

The Three Ways of Proving Owner Liability after a Dog Bite

Our attorneys handle many dog bite or dog attack cases and we see first-hand that the damages after an incident like that can be very, very severe. There are three different ways to prove liability or make sure that you hold the owner or possessor of the dog responsible for your injury. The first way to do that is through what’s called negligent handling. That just means that a reasonable and prudent owner or possessor of the dog wouldn’t have handled them in the way that they did on the date of the incident. The second way you can hold a dog owner or possessor responsible is by negligence per se, which is basically a violation of a statute or ordinance which shows that automatically what they did was negligent. What you’re looking for here is the violation of something like the leash law. Go look if your city or your county has a leash law and determine whether or not it has been violated. The last way you can hold a dog owner or possessor responsible is something called strict liability that just means that that particular dog had a dangerous propensity that the owner or possessor know or should have known about. If you have any questions about a dog bite or a dog attack injury, call the attorneys at Zinda Law Group and we’ll provide you with a free consultation.

Where Zinda Law Group Practices:

We were founded in Texas and have 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.