Animals, even good ones, sometimes get out of control.
- Almost 5 million people are bitten by dogs in the United States each year.
- 60% of victims are children.
It is the responsibility of the owner to make sure their pet is not a danger to the community. If you have been injured by an animal, you may be able to collect damages from the animal's owner. Kerry Collins & Associates can help represent you in this type of suit.
Dog Bite Lawyer in Texas
Certain states enforce what is called "strict liability" upon animal owners whose animals injure others in some way, whether through biting, clawing, kicking or other means. This strict liability theory means that an owner is liable for an animal attack, whether or not the owner did anything wrong with respect to protecting others from attack.
In some cases, an owner of a vicious animal might not be held responsible for an attack - for example, if the owner makes every effort to warn others that the animal could be dangerous, and takes measures to keep the animal away from others, a person who disregarded the warnings of the owner and was subsequently injured by the animal might not be able to win a lawsuit against the owner. This is sometimes called "assumption of the risk" or "contributory negligence", when the actions of the injured person are partly to blame for the incident.
Depending on the type of animal involved, the circumstances surrounding the attack, how serious the attack and to what extent you are injured, you may be entitled to recover for pain and suffering, medical expenses, property damage and lost wages.
Contact a Texas Dog Bite Lawyer Today
Call 817-349-6103 or email The Law Office of Kerry H. Collins and Associates for a free evaluation for your Texas dog bite claim. We will give you the attention your case deserves!