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Galveston Dog Bite Attacks

Are you in Galveston, Texas? Did you suffer injury from a dog bite?

Give Carabin Shaw a call. We can help. Call us at 800-862-1260

Being a dog owner is usually one of the most wonderful, rewarding experiences in any person’s life. Dogs can be, and generally are, man’s best friend. Sadly, this is not always the case.

According to the Texas Department of Health Zoonosis Control Division, dogs which are actually domesticated comprise the majority of the dog bites in each and every year. What is even more shocking is that Texas was the state leader in fatal dog bites in 2007. Unfortunately, seven fatalities resulted from dog bites in that year alone. If this has happened to you, you and your family should get compensation for your losses.

Responsible Dog Ownership Can Reduce Dog Bites

As with many things in life, good training in the home can reduce dog bite incidents. The dog itself is frequently not really the one at fault when there is a dog bit injury or a dog attack. Many irresponsible dog owners use their animals in illegal dog fights. These poor dogs are also victims just as much as the people whom they sometimes also attack. They too are frequently injured severely even sometimes killed in fighting rings as they unfairly fight to save their own lives. Abusive and negligent dog owners must be held to liability for their criminal actions. The decision to be a responsible owner of a dog is a personal decision and is commitment that takes time and effort. Galveston, Texas has are many places to have a dog responsibly and reasonably trained for obedience. There are also places dog owners can take their dogs to play. We have dog parks which are specifically there so that owners can bring their dogs to a place where the dogs can run about and play in a safe and fenced-in place. These dog parks are the responsible spots to which to take your pet dog to make sure that while they are off their leash and running around they will not cause harm to another person or animal or run away from you.

Dogs should be well trained and any type of aggressive behavior shown by a dog should be dealt with properly by the pet’s owner immediately to avoid any future incidents. What it comes down to is that if you have been suffered from a bite, or been maimed or attacked by a dog or other animal, you rightfully should be entitled to fair compensation from the animal’s handler or owner. You should contact one of our experienced Galveston personal injury dog bite lawyers for a free consultation about your possible claims.

The Texas “One Bite” Rule & Negligence Based Dog Bite Claims Negligence

Texas follows the ancient “one bite rule.” This means that if the dog has bitten someone before, the owner is presumed to know this and can be liable based upon this if it happens again.

When you, and we, cannot prove that a dog’s handler or owner knew about the dog’s existing propensity to bite, the handler or owner’s negligence can be the basis of a successful claim. One example of a negligence-type claim could happen when an owner has a dog whose breed type is well known for its propensities for violence — such as a German Shepard, pit bull, or Rottweiler— allows their pet dog to run around loose in a place like a children’s park or another public area without proper supervision. In this case the dog’s owner can be liable due to negligence if their dog bites a person child in a park.

If you have suffered such an injury, give us a call. Carabin Shaw is standing by to go to work helping you get the compensation you deserve.

Are you in Galveston, Texas? Did you suffer injury from a dog bite?

Give Carabin Shaw a call. We can help. Call us at 800-862-1260

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