Are the dog bite laws the same across Texas?
No, the dog bite laws are not the same all across Texas. Each county and even city may have its own dog bite law that all dog owners must obey.
Texas does not have a dog bite statue. Instead the state follows a rule from Marshall v. Ranne which says that Texas is a negligence or a “one bite rule” state. Thus, in a dog bite claim the injured party must demonstrate that the dog owner knew their dog had been aggressive or had bitten someone in the past, and the dog owner was negligent in controlling their dog to prevent the dog bite.
Other Dog Bite FAQs:
- Are dog bites a common occurrence?
- Are dog bites common in Texas?
- Are the dog bite laws the same across Texas?
- Do I need to take pictures after being bitten by a dog?
- How is liability for a dog bite established?
- My mother witnessed a dog attack and someone said there was a possibility of filing a bystander claim. Is that possible?
- What are the most common factors showing a dog owner knew or should have known their animal may be vicious?
- What compensation can I recover in a dog bite case?
- What happens if a dog not previously regarded as dangerous bites me?
- What is the current law in Texas in regard to dog bites?
- Who are usually the victims of dog bites?