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Killeen Dog Bite Lawyer

Have You Been Attacked by a Dog in Killeen, TX?

Dog bite incidents can have severe consequences, both physically and emotionally. In Texas, dog owners are held responsible for their pets' actions, and dog bite victims have the legal right to seek compensation for their injuries. If you or someone you love was attacked by a dog, you deserve fair compensation for your injuries and trauma.

At the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C., we believe that dog owners should be held accountable for their pets' dangerous and violent behaviors. Our Killeen dog bite lawyers specialize in helping you navigate the complex legal landscape surrounding these cases.


To learn more about your rights and how we can help, contact our dog bite attorneys in Killeen at (254) 938-6885 today for a free consultation.


Who is Liable in a Dog Bite Case in Texas?

Texas adheres to what is commonly referred to as the "one-bite rule." This means that if a dog has previously bitten someone or exhibited aggressive behavior, the owner is presumed to be aware of the dog's dangerous propensities.

In simpler terms, the law implies that the dog owner had prior knowledge of their dog's potential to inflict harm. In cases where a dog has been bitten or shown aggressive tendencies previously, the owner is considered to have a duty of care towards others to prevent potential harm. Therefore, the owner can be held legally responsible for any injuries inflicted by their dog, regardless of whether the dog has a documented history of aggression.

Additionally, Texas follows a "negligence" standard, which means that a dog owner can be held liable for a bite if they were negligent in controlling their dog or preventing the attack. This includes situations where the owner failed to leash their dog or allowed it to roam unleashed in public areas.

In many dog bite cases, the dog's owner's homeowner's insurance company will represent them. However, if the dog's owner does not have homeowner's insurance, they will most likely be personally responsible for any damages.

Steps to Take After a Dog Bite

If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, it's crucial to take the following steps:

  • Seek immediate medical attention for your injuries.
  • Identify the dog owner and gather their contact information.
  • Report the incident to local authorities or animal control.
  • Document your injuries with photographs.
  • Collect witness statements, if possible.
  • Contact an experienced Killeen dog bite lawyer at the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C. for legal guidance.

Common Injuries from Dog Bites

Dog bite injuries can range from minor cuts and bruises to severe, life-changing wounds. Some common injuries associated with dog bites include:

  • Puncture wounds
  • Deep lacerations
  • Infections
  • Nerve damage
  • Fractures
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Psychological trauma

What Damages Can I Recover in a Dog Bite Case?

In a dog bite case, the victim can recover compensation for many different types of damages. This can include:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Future earnings
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering
  • Property damage
  • Punitive damages

Let Our Firm Fight for Your Entitled Compensation

With over two decades of experience, the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C. has a proven track record of success in handling personal injury cases, including dog bite claims. Our Killeen dog bite attorneys understand the intricacies of Texas dog bite laws and are dedicated to helping you receive fair compensation for your injuries.

We know that every dog bite case is unique, and our legal team takes the time to understand your specific circumstances. Our team tailors our legal strategies to your individual needs, ensuring the best possible outcome for your case. Lastly, we will negotiate with insurance companies and, if necessary, take your case to court to secure the compensation you deserve.


Call (254) 938-6885 or contact us online today to request a free case review.


 

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