Animal or Dog Bite Injuries
Farrah Martinez, PLLC, represents people who have been injured or suffered severe damage from the bite of a dog or other animal. If you or your child has been bitten by a dog or animal you need an attorney who understands the existing animal laws and what victims are entitled to. Farrah Martinez, PLLC, will fight to get you the medical care and financial compensation you need and deserve.
Texas Dog Bite Law
Texas does not have a specific dog bite law. Most other states have a dog bite statute and many states use the “one dog bite” rule. However, the Texas Supreme Court adopted the Restatement (Second) of Torts § 509. The “one-bite” rule is a misnomer and in Texas it does not mean that a dog owner is entitled to one free bite. The dog owner is liable for the injuries caused by their pet if the owner knew or should have known that the pet or dog would likely harm someone or act in a dangerous or aggressive manner.
Dog Bites and Animal Bites Caused by Negligence
Negligence is the key to effectively establishing a dog bite case or an animal injury case.
A defense to a dog bite claim is if the injured party entered the owner’s property without permission. Typically, Texas dog bite rules do not apply to trespassers. If a person unlawfully enters the property of another, the owner might not be liable.