Dependable Dog Bites & Animal Attack Attorneys Representing Beaumont & Port Arthur Personal Injury Victims
Pet owners in Texas have a legal obligation to ensure their cuddly companions do not inflict any harm to neighbors, friends, strangers, or passersby. If they fail to contain or control their pet and someone is bitten or mauled, their owners may be responsible for damages under personal injury law. The capable team of attorneys at Portner ♦ Bond, PLLC possesses over 85 years of combined legal experience and is well-equipped to help you and your family collect the damages you need and deserve.
Proving Legal Liability
In order to mount a successful personal injury case after an animal attack, it is our job as your legal counsel to provide sufficient evidence of all of the following:
- The pet owner knew the animal had bitten someone before or had acted aggressively in the past
- The pet owner was negligent in controlling the dog (or other animal) or preventing the bite from occurring
- Negligence caused the plaintiff’s injuries
Though the bite or maul is obvious, proving that the owner acted negligently is more complicated. In addition to proving that the dog was aggressive, we must also provide evidence that the owner failed to conduct reasonable care in controlling their pet. For example, was the dog loose in the neighborhood? Did the owner post adequate warnings regarding the danger of interacting with their pet? Did they issue a verbal warning ahead of time? Was the victim trespassing on the owner’s property? Our counsel seeks to answer these questions in favor of your position.
High-Quality Legal Counsel Makes All the Difference
You or your child deserves financial compensation to take care of any resulting medical bills. Furthermore, these attacks can be emotionally traumatic and may require therapy in order to prevent a lifelong fear of dogs and other animals. Our extensive experience will be used to show that your claim is valid and the owner of the pet should be penalized legally. Let us help you get the compensation to which you are entitled.