If you live in Texas and happen to own a dog, it’s probably in your best interest to look at the dog bite laws in place. By doing so, you protect yourself and your family from legal troubles regarding your pet should they attack someone. If you have fallen victim to a dog bite it can also be in your best interests to know the law surrounding this matter. A few of the things you should keep in mind include:
- Texas adheres to the “one bite policy,” which means it doesn’t matter if your animal has attacked anyone before. One bite could get them in trouble.
- You can be in legal trouble for failing to stop a dog attack in progress.
- Keeping a dog that has a reputation for being violent or vicious can land you in hot water.
- If your dog happens to bite another person, you’ll be legally and financially responsible for the victim of the attack in the aftermath.
- Typically, if owners have no evidence that their dog is vicious, there may be a court argument over the animal in question.