Filing a Dog Attack Claim

Dogs are generally gentle, affectionate, and loving. Although a large majority of pet dogs are all of these things, the sad truth is that there is also a great number of dogs who are prone to attacking. The damage that a dog can inflict upon a person is extensive, and often the victims of dog attacks are small children who only wanted to pet them. If you or a loved one has been attacked by a vicious dog, you could be entitled to compensation for medical bills as well as pain and suffering.

Two Defensed against Dog Bite Claims

Texas adheres to to the “one bite” rule when it comes to dog attacks. Under this law, owners who know of or should have known about their animal’s aggression will be liable for damages caused in the event of an attack. There are only two exceptions that a dog owner may employ against dog bite litigation:

1. If the victim was attacked while he or she was trespassing on the dog owner’s property, or
2. If the victim was bitten as a result of “provoking” the animal in any way.

Provocation is defined in a broad way that encompasses a large number of actions. If you believe that you may have a legal battle on your hands following a dog attack, let us help you develop a strong legal strategy.

Contact a Dog Bite Attorney in Dallas Today

Aggressive canines can do a great deal of damage. Don’t let your loved ones suffer the traumatic effects of an attack without seeking justice. Contact the experienced attorneys of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 457-1668 to see how we can help you today.

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