My mother witnessed a dog attack and someone said there was a possibility of filing a bystander claim. Is that possible?
Yes, it is possible to file a bystander claim after someone has witnessed a dog attack. If the parent or child of an injured victim saw a violent attack or witnessed a death, under Texas law, the witness may sue for mental anguish. In other words, Texas allows closely related bystanders to file suit for emotional distress.
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?