Pet ownership is a serious, full-time responsibility. It takes more than just food and water to care for a pet. Any animal that’s brought into a home to live with people is best served by lots of time and attention. And because any animal can pose a danger to humans, training or restraining is also important. If you’ve been bitten by another person’s dog, contact our Odessa, TX, dog bite lawyers today for a free case evaluation.
Most people identify violent behavior with very specific breeds of dogs. It’s true that some breeds of dogs can be more aggressive than others, but all dogs may bite if provoked, scared or just rough-housing. That’s the wild and instinctive nature of animals. Therefore, dogs themselves can’t be held responsible for their inappropriate interactions with humans. Dog owners are fully liable for any dangerous behavior by their pets. Leash laws must be followed, fencing must be used around the owner’s property or the dog must be otherwise confined. If a dog is within reach of people, it’s reasonable for people to assume the animal is safe. If the dog isn’t safe and someone is injured, the owner is to blame.
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If you or a loved one has suffered a dog bite you need to discuss the matter with an Odessa, TX, dog bite lawyer Robert White because animal control laws vary from state to state. Accidental dog bites may be covered by a dog owner’s home or renters insurance. In the case of an accidental dog bite, there should be no problem getting medical bills paid and all the care needed for a full recovery, but you may need an injury lawyer’s help in getting the full amount of compensation you’re due.
Some dog bites or maulings are the result of serious negligence by the dog owner. If the dog(s) went unrestrained on a regular basis or the owner did nothing to control his or her pets, then the owner’s carelessness or neglect needs to be addressed. Even if the dog owner never imagined the dog would do something bad, he or she can still be held liable for the dog’s actions. It may take extensive research to get to the bottom of why a dog bite injury happened. Attorney White is serious about doing the background work to build a personal injury lawsuit that will get you the compensation you deserve. Contact our team today today if you’ve been injured in Odessa, Midland, the Permian Basin or anywhere in the Texas Hill Country.