Animal Bite Cases
Corpus Christi Dog Bite Lawyers, Serving Nueces County & Beyond
Bandas Law Firm, P.C. 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, our 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 Bandas Law Firm, P.C. if you or your
loved one has been bitten by a dog or attacked by an animal in Texas.
We will explore your legal options and even provide you with a no-obligation
Call our Corpus Christi dog bite lawyers today at (361) 238-2789 or contact
us using our online inquiry form.
Are Dog Bites Covered by Homeowners’ Insurance?
The actual case can vary drastically, and the details of the case will
determine if the homeowner’s insurance will cover the attack and
injury. However, the 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, 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 Bandas Law Firm, P.C., 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, we can
explore alternative methods to help 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
- The dog’s owner did not properly control the dog, showing negligence
and allowing the bite to occur
As the victim, you will have to show negligence on the part of the owner.
If you do not, you may not have a case. Texas law ensures that dog bite
cases are not so cut-and-dry that there is a definite case anytime a dog
bites another person. This is why it is vital that you have a team of
experienced dog bite attorneys on your side, like those you will find
at Bandas Law Firm, P.C.
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.
What to Do If You Were Bitten or Injured by Someone’s Animal
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.
Contact our Corpus Christi dog bite attorneys online or by phone at (361) 238-2789
today for a free, confidential consultation.