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There is no statewide leash law in place in Texas. However, many major cities have implemented leash laws to prevent dog bite incidents from occurring. However, these laws don’t always protect us from negligent dog owners and aggressive dogs. After a dog attack, you may be entitled to compensation that will cover the cost of medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages you incurred due to the attack. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, our dog bite lawyers can help you fight for the compensation you’re owed, after a dog attack that occurred due to a negligent owner.

How Can a Dog Bite Attorney Help?

Many victims of dog attacks are hesitant to file a claim, especially if they were bit by a neighbor’s dog or friend’s pet. However, dog bite claims are often filed against the dog owner’s renters insurance or homeowner’s insurance, not the dog’s owner. If you were injured in a dog bite incident, the legal team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins can help you pursue compensation that can cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. 

Our legal team can also help by:

  • Investigating the incident
  • Identifying the dog’s owner
  • Investigating the incident
  • Obtaining vet records
  • Obtaining information from animal control regarding past complaints against the animal
  • Gathering and analyzing evidence
  • Filing paperwork
  • Assessing damages
  • Consulting with experts
  • Negotiating with the insurance company
  • Filing a lawsuit on your behalf if the insurance company refuses to make a fair settlement offer

In some cases, a dog attack can result in devastating injuries, requiring ongoing medical treatment. Our dog bite lawyers will consult with experts and determine what future medical care you may require and the cost of that treatment to ensure you’re able to continue to receive vital medical treatment now and in the future.

Texas Dog Bite Laws

Texas follows the one-bite rule, which states that the dog’s owner is responsible if they knew or should have known that their dog may act in a dangerous or harmful way. The one bite term comes from the idea that an animal will get one free bite or one free pass. However, after the one bite, the dog’s owner will be held responsible for paying medical bills and other expenses that arise from any future dog bites on public property, private property, or the dog owner’s property. 

To have a successful claim, the victim of a dog bite must prove that:

  • The owner knew the dog had previously bitten someone or their dog had aggressive tendencies
  • The owner of the dog failed to exercise reasonable care to prevent a bite or control their animal, resulting in a dog attack

The state laws surrounding dog attacks can be very complex, which is why you must speak with a dog bite lawyer at Loncar Lyon Jenkins as soon as possible. Our experienced dog bite attorneys have handled countless claims and are prepared to fight for your right to fair compensation.

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Texas Dangerous Dog Law

In Texas, a dangerous dog attacks a person without provocation, resulting in bodily injury. In Texas, there are a few ways an animal can be considered dangerous:

  • The dog’s owner has received notice from the court stating it believes that the dog is dangerous
  • Animal control has notified the animal’s owner that their dog is considered dangerous
  • The dog’s owner is aware that their dog has attacked someone

What Are Common Dog Bite Injuries?

Common dog bite injuries include:

  • Puncture wounds
  • Tissue damage
  • Crush injuries
  • Degloving injuries
  • Infection
  • Nerve damage
  • Scarring and disfigurement

Secondary Injuries

In addition to the direct injuries caused by the dog bite itself, victims may suffer secondary injuries such as falls, fractures, or head injuries if knocked down or dragged by the attacking dog.

Fatal Injuries

Dog attacks can result in fatal injuries, especially if the victim is a child or elderly person, or if multiple dogs are involved in the attack. Fatalities may occur due to severe bleeding, airway obstruction, or complications from injuries sustained during the attack.

What Damages Can I Recover After a Dog Attack?

The types of economic and non-economic damages you’re entitled to will depend on the circumstances surrounding the incident, the severity of your injuries, your prognosis, how much time you missed at work, and other variables. 

In some cases, dog bite victims can pursue compensation for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Past and future medical care costs
  • Lost wages
  • Personal property damage
  • Loss of consortium
  • Emotional distress
And more.
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Permanent disability
  • Scarring and disfigurement

Your dog bite attorney will carefully review your case and determine which damages you must pursue and the value of those damages.

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At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we offer free consultations to discuss your case. If you were attacked by a dog, contact a dog bite attorney at Loncar Lyon Jenkins as soon as possible. We can meet with you to go over your case, discuss your legal options and rights, and determine the best course of action moving forward. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we will work tirelessly to help you recover the compensation you deserve, for an accident that was caused by the negligence of another.

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Each year, Loncar Lyon Jenkins represents over 7,000 clients all over Texas and will travel to any city or town within the Lone Star state.

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Phone: +1 214 747 0422

Fax: 214.382.5838

424 S. Cesar Chavez Blvd. Dallas TX 75201