Longview Dog Bite Attorneys
Dogs are extremely loving creatures, but they are still animals and when they are mishandled or improperly restrained, they can also be vicious. Dog bite attacks are not only physically painful but also emotionally upsetting and scarring. If you or your child have been bitten by a dog as a result of a dog owner's negligence, you may have grounds for a legal claim. At Sorey, Gilliland & Hull, LLP, our Longview personal injury attorneys are committed to providing dedicated representation for the victims of dog bites.
Please contact us today at (903) 212-2822 to schedule a free case evaluation.
As with any personal injury claim, the main element of a dog bite cause is gathering evidence and proving liability. Texas is a "negligence" or "one bite rule" state when it comes to dog bite and dog attack cases, meaning that dog owners have the responsibility to properly restrain their animals or warn others about violent tendencies. If the bite occurred while you were legally on another person's property, this will likely fall under premises liability law. There may also be other laws which apply, depending on the circumstances, such as violations of leash laws.
We work to hold the dog owner liable by proving one or more of the following conditions:
- That the dog bite injury occurred as a result of inaction or intentional action of the dog owner
- That the dog bite injury occurred as a result of the owner breaking an animal control law
- That the owner had previous knowledge of the dog's violent tendencies or past bite incidents
- That the dog bite injury occurred as a result of dog owner negligence
Dog owners in Texas may sometimes face criminal charges in addition to civil liability if a dog bite causes catastrophic bodily injury or if it was caused by a grossly negligent act, such as allowing a known dangerous dog to roam freely. Whatever the case may be, you can trust our attorneys to thoroughly review the details of your case and help you explore every legal option in pursuit of compensation.
The Longview personal injury attorneys at Sorey, Gilliland & Hull, LLP are here to ensure that your rights or the rights of your child are protected. Our main goal is to protect your best interest and to help you recover compensation to cover the physical and financial impact of your injuries.
Reach out to our firm at (903) 212-2822 to make an appointment with a Longview dog bite injury lawyer.
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