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Dog Bite Claims Irresponsible Dog Owners Can Be Held Accountable

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After a dog bite, it is important to follow a few steps to retain your legal rights. Of utmost concern should be your personal medical treatment and safety, but identifying the dog that caused your injuries is important as well. If the animal cannot be identified, your right to medical or personal compensation could be jeopardized. Obtaining compensation for medical or personal expenses from a negligent owner depends on this rightful identification.

In addition to identifying the dog that caused your injuries, it is important to get in contact with a skilled attorney. A San Antonio dog bite injury attorney who is experienced with these particular cases can offer insight regarding the potential value of your claim and how to go about pursuing compensation for your medical care, lost earnings, emotional trauma, and other losses.

At the Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover, we represent dog bite victims in Bexar County and across Texas. We recognize the severe nature of these claims and fight to protect our clients’ right to compensation, as this may be their only opportunity at rebuilding their lives.


Call our offices at (210) 321-9792 for a free dog bite case evaluation.


Texas One Bite Rule

After being bitten by a dog in Texas, you are not automatically afforded the ability to file a strong, valid claim against the dog’s owner. The state’s “one bite rule” places an evidential burden on you, the plaintiff, to prove that the dog’s owner was negligent in the handling of their dog or should have known that the dog would likely attack someone due to its history of aggression. To this end, if you were bitten by an otherwise docile dog that had never attacked anyone in the past, then you might have a difficult time seeking compensation for your injuries, making it even more important to get the assistance of a personal injury attorney.

The breed of a dog does not necessarily change Texas’s lenient one bite rule, either. While you might assume that a pit bull or rottweiler could be prone to aggressive behavior, the court will not. There needs to be more than just a dog’s breed to make a compelling argument in your claim.

Can Trespassers Sue for a Dog Bite?

Trespassers do not inherently lose the right to file a dog bite claim against a dog owner just because they were uninvited at the time of the animal attack. However, trespassers do have a much steeper legal hill to climb to make their claim and convince an insurance representative or judge and jury that they are deserving of compensation. Namely, the defendant can argue that they had no chance to control their dog before the bite occurred because they did not know you were on their property. Without an opportunity to intervene, there is no negligence on their part.

Handling Dog Bite Claims in Bexar County, TX

Troy A. Brookover has extensive knowledge about injuries involving dog bites and animal attacks. He understands that most attacks involve dogs belonging to relatives, neighbors, and friends. We address each case confidentially, and communicate with the owner’s insurance agent to obtain fair and full compensation for your injuries. Through his considerate negotiation practices, settlements can be reached without causing strain or damage to your relationships. In most cases, the party’s homeowner’s insurance policy will cover the damages, leaving little financial obligation or impact to the owner.

At the Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover, we provide effective representation for dog bite victims in the San Antonio area and across Bexar County and the surrounding areas in Texas. As a result of our competent legal representation, numerous individuals have had successful results for emotional distress, physical scarring or disfigurement, pain, lost wages, and medical treatment. You can rest assured that Attorney Troy A. Brookover has the experience necessary to aggressively fight for justice on your behalf.

To get started, call San Antonio dog bite lawyer Troy Brookover at (210) 321-9792. We look forward to hearing from you!

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