Animal Attacks in Houston, TX
Recover the Compensation You Deserve
There are 78.2 million dogs and 86.4 million cats owned in the United States. That puts a pet in a lot of homes within the U.S. As enriching as pets can be to our lives, it is important to remember that it is the owner's responsibility to keep their pets safe and keep people safe from their pets. It is the owner's liability if their pet attacks a person and is known to be aggressive, or if the animal has attacked someone once before - if so, they can be held responsible for the injuries to the victim. If you are a victim of a dog bite or other animal attack, it is important that you speak with a Houston personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Texas Dog Bite Laws
One of the most common injuries caused by animals is dog bites. The state of Texas is a one-bite state, which means that owners are generally not help responsible for the first time that their dog attacks someone; however, if the dog has a history of being aggressive or the owner's negligence allowed the victim to be attacked by their pet, they may be held responsible. A liability lawsuit can be filed if it is established that the owner mistreated the pet or did not provide adequate enclosure of the pet, therefore making it easier for the animal to attack someone. Due to Lillian's Law being enacted in 2007, recovering damages for dog bit victims can be tricky and it is imperative that you work with an experienced Houston personal injury attorney from our firm to ensure that you receive compensation.
How a Houston Injury Lawyer Can Help
If it can be proved that the dog's owner had allowed negligent conditions to exist or the dog was known to be aggressive and the defendant was aware of the aggressive behavior, an attorney may be able to receive damages for you. At Nielsen & Mukerji, LLP, you can rely on our trustworthy and personable services to listen to every aspect of your particular case and help you determine if you are eligible for compensation. Texas law does allow victims to press criminal charges against the owner of the pet, and if you feel that you suffered extreme physical and mental trauma because of sheer negligence on their behalf, you may be able to press charges. An experienced injury attorney from our firm can positively affect the outcome of your case.
Contact a Houston injury attorney from Nielsen & Mukerji, LLP today to schedule your free initial consultation!