What happens if a dog not previously regarded as dangerous bites me?
Most owners believe that their dogs are not dangerous. However, Texas courts will apply the “strict liability” rule in cases where the dog is known to be dangerous. A dog which has bitten a person, will be classified as dangerous, even if no harm or injury was reported.
But even if the dog did not have a history, there are times when you can hold the owner or others responsible for the injuries claimed. You need to talk to a lawyer who can determine whether any of these situations apply to your claim.
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?