Corpus Christi Dog Bites / Animal Attacks Lawyer
Dogs are man’s best friend. But when dog owners are irresponsible with their pets—by ignoring leash laws, failing to curb aggressive behavior, or not fencing their yards—tragedies can ensue. Dog bites are a real and serious problem in America today, and nearly 4.5 million dog bite attacks occur every year in the U.S. In 2018 alone, nearly 27,000 dog bite victims had to undergo reconstructive surgery as a result of being bitten. If you’ve been attacked by a dog in Corpus Christi, Texas, you may be suffering from physical injuries, emotional trauma, expensive medical bills—or all of the above.
Fortunately, our Corpus Christi animal attack lawyers are here to help. Read on to learn about dog bite laws in Texas, the personal injury claim process, and find out how to receive a consultation with a dog bite attorney in Corpus Christi.About Dog Bite Laws in Texas
In Texas, dog owners are legally liable for any and all costs associated with an attack by their animal. Texas is a “one bite rule” state, which generally means that you must prove that the owner had knowledge of their dog’s previous aggressive behavior. In a typical dog bite claim, the injured party must be able to show that:
- The dog’s owner knew the dog exhibited aggressive behavior and/or had bitten someone in the past, OR
- The dog’s owner acted negligently when they failed to take reasonable care to control their dog and prevent the bite
However, it should be noted that Texas’s dog bite laws do not apply to trespassers.The Claim Process Following an Animal Attack
It can be difficult to prove who is at fault in animal attack cases, which is why it is crucial for victims to choose attorneys who specialize in these claims and have extensive experience handling them. The first thing you should do after a dog attack is to seek medical attention—and the next thing you should do is hire an attorney who specializes in dog bites so you can understand your legal options.
Our team has been successfully handling Texas dog bite cases for more than two decades, and we will help you investigate the attack, gather evidence, and work to prove negligence.Examples of negligence in these cases may include:
- The owner failed to follow leash laws
- The owner failed to follow local fencing requirements
- The owner brought their dog to an area where pets were forbidden
- The owner knew of their dog’s history of aggressive behavior and put others at risk
- And more
Once we have determined negligence on behalf of the owner, we will fight for you to prove that the owner was responsible for your injuries and file your claim so you can get the damages you are owed.Looking for an Expert Corpus Christi Animal Attack Lawyer? Call Us Today
If you’re ready to consult with a qualified dog bite attorney in Corpus Christi, our team of experts want to help. Our lawyers at Carabin Shaw offer all new clients a free consultation, so you have nothing to lose by giving us a call. And because we operate on a no win, no fee basis, you won’t pay us unless we win your case.
So if you’re ready to take the next step, call our Corpus Christi offices at 361-444-1111 to schedule your free consultation with a lawyer. Find out what we can do for you today, and find out how we can help you win the compensation you deserve.
The Carabin Shaw Offices in Corpus Christi are located two blocks south of the Nueces County Courthouse in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Our Corpus Christi telephones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 361.444.1111.