Attacked By A Dangerous Animal?

It's easy to forget that animals can be dangerous. Domesticated animals kill or injure hundreds of people across the United States every year.

Animal attacks often have horrific consequences. The resulting injuries, scarring and emotional trauma can last a lifetime. When children are the victims, the course of their entire lives may change in the blink of an eye.

Bitten By A Dog?

Dog owners and handlers should be held responsible when their pets harm others. In Texas, a dog bite claim typically requires showing that:

  • The dog had displayed aggressive tendencies before, and the owner was aware of these tendencies
  • Negligence on the part of the owner or handler contributed to the bite

In certain situations, landlords may also be liable for dog bites that happened on common areas of their premises.

Get Experienced Legal Help

Dogs aren't the only dangerous animals. Horses, cattle and other domesticated animals can also cause serious injuries or loss of life.

Determining liability in any animal attack case can be complicated. For that reason, you should always speak with an attorney about your specific situation.

At The Bratton Firm, a personal injury firm in Austin, we have more than 30 years of experience representing victims of animal attacks. Here, you will work directly with a lawyer to pursue the accountability and compensation you deserve. As a board-certified personal injury lawyer,* Mr. Bratton is well-versed in the legal intricacies surrounding dog bites and other animal attacks.

Get started today with a free initial consultation by calling 512-477-8772. Se habla español.

*Certified in personal injury trial law through the Texas Board of Legal Specialization