Animal Bites Lawyers in Corpus Christi, Texas
The Bandas Law Firm is experienced in handling animal bite cases through a variety of means, including negotiation or litigation as needed to look after the rights of the victim. We understand Texas law in reference to dog bites and we know what rights you have as the victim to be compensated for your cost as well as your pain and recovery. There are federal laws as well as statutes specific to Texas that must be thoroughly understood when facing a dog bite case, and we can help you.
Additionally, the Bandas Law Firm believes in acting quickly in the wake of an animal bite so that all of your rights are protected. We will go through the process of investigating the case and establishing liability for your injury as soon as possible.
Contact the Bandas Law Firm if you or your loved one has been bitten by a dog in Texas. We will explore your legal options and even provide you with a no-obligation case review.
Are Dog Bites Covered by Homeowner’s Insurance?
The actual case can vary drastically, and the details of the case will determine if homeowner’s insurance will cover the attack and injury. However, homeowner’s insurance may not be the only coverage that comes into play. In fact, in some cases, if the injury were to occur in a motor vehicle, then the owner’s vehicle insurance may cover the bite.
It’s important to note that you do still have a case even if the owner of the dog doesn’t have insurance coverage. You may have a legal claim directly against the homeowner so that you can be compensated for your losses due to the bite.
Here at the Bandas Law Firm, we will help determine the best path to take in order to see that your rights are protected. We will go over any insurance policies in question and pursue that course if we determine it is the right option. However, if the insurance is inadequate, then we will explore further methods to ensure you receive the compensation you need and deserve.
Are Owners Always Liable in Dog Bite Cases?
Commonly, the defendant in a dog bite case in Texas will be the owner of the animal. However, liability can vary depending on the case itself. Texas has something in place called the “one bite rule” which means that owners are liable in the following situations:
- The dog’s owner was aware that the animal was aggressive or had bitten someone previously.
- The dog’s owner did not properly control the dog, showing negligence and allowing the bite to occur.
As the victim in Texas, you will have to show negligence on the part of the owner. If you do not, then you may not have a case. This is why it is vital that you have a team of experts on your side, like those you will find at the Bandas Law Firm. Texas law ensures that dog bite cases are not so cut and dried that there is a definite case anytime a dog bites another person.
The owner of the dog will essentially have two defenses in a bite case. If they can prove someone was trespassing on their property or if they had no knowledge of the dog acting aggressively in the past, they may not be held liable.
If you have been injured by an animal bite, or even if you are the owner of an animal that has bitten, you need to get in contact with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. We will offer a free consultation to determine how you need to proceed.
Bandas Law Firm is a leading personal injury law firm in Corpus Christi, Texas that serves all of South Texas. Our law firm specializes in practice areas such as car accidents, truck accidents, oil field accidents and railroad cancer lawsuits. To schedule a consultation with one of our practicing attorneys, please give us a call at (361) 222-2222 or complete our inquiry contact form.