Dog Bites

Texas Dog Bite Lawyers

Over 4 million people each year within the U.S. suffer dog bites with 20% of those needing medical attention as a result of being bitten. Our Dallas dog bite attorneys at Titans Legal understand the trauma and distress caused from dog attacks. Dogs can cause severe injuries such as permanent disfigurement and/or scars, nerve damage, infection, and even death. Additionally, people who survive dog bites often suffer from psychological issues, including PTSD.

Texas, A One Bite State

Unlike most states, Texas has no specific statute to describe a dog owner’s liability when their dog attacks someone. In a 1974 case, though, called Marshall v. Ranne, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that the state shall follow a “one bite rule” in regard to personal injury liability. The “one bite rule” states that a dog’s first bite is “free”. After the first bite, though, the owner of the dog is then on notice of their dog’s tendency to bite. In other words, a dog that has bitten in the past is known to have a tendency to bite and their owner will be considered negligent if they fail to prevent any future bites.

In Texas, it typically must be shown that:

  1. The dog owner knew that the dog was aggressive or had bitten in the past, and/or
  2. The dog owner negligently failed to use reasonable care to control their dog or prevent injury and
  3. Injury occurred as a result of the bite/attack.

Speak to A Lawyer First

It’s vital that you speak to a lawyer before contacting the insurance companies about your case. The insurance company’s goal is to settle your claim as fast as possible for as little money as they can. The lawyers at Titans Legal can help you recover the financial compensation that you’re owed.

You may be entitled to financial compensation for:

  • Economic Damages which are tangible losses that are able to be calculated.
    • Medical bills (including past, current, and future expenses)
    • Lost wages (documentation of lost wages will help you recover for the income you lost during your recovery or will lose as a result of being unable to work at the same job after the accident)
  • Non-Economic Damages / General Damages which are damages that cannot be calculated.
    • Pain and suffering
    • Reduction in quality of life /  loss of enjoyment of life
    • Loss of sexual relations (also known as loss of consortium)

Our Dallas Texas Dog Bite Lawyers Can Help You

If you or your loved one has been bitten by a dog, you may be entitled to compensation from the dog’s owner to cover medical expenses, lost wages, psychological damage and other related expenses. Our attorneys are experienced professionals who successfully handle injury claims related to dog bites.

The Titans Legal attorneys have many years of experience and success in fighting and winning dog bite cases in Dallas and across the state of Texas and will fight for you and your loved ones’ rights. We care about you and are standing by to help you. No legal fees are charged unless we win compensation for your case!

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