Man Injured by Killeen Dog Bite
Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 25-Jan-2012
A man was injured in a dog bite in Killeen earlier this week, causing the pit bull, which bit him, to be quarantined, officials said.
Reports noted that the man was standing outside of his home when the dog bite took place. Police said the dog pierced his skin when it bit the man after jumping at the dog bite victim.
Animal control came and got the dog and will, reportedly, quarantine it for 10 days.
Texas dog bite laws protect those who have endured dog bites or injuries, holding the owner of a dangerous dog responsible for injuries incurred, unprovoked, at a location other than the dog owner’s home, when a dog has not been properly secured.
Animal control laws in Texas define a dangerous dog as one which will attack, or even act as though it will attack, when it is out of an enclosure or the place in which it is normally kept.
Owners, who know they have a dangerous dog, are required by the state, to register the animal with their local animal control office. Additionally, owners are required to purchase liability insurance for a dangerous dog, to cover costs resulting from injuries that could potentially occur.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured by a dog, call our dog bite attorneys in Killeen, Austin, San Antonio and statewide Texas at 254-633-2983, contact our Texas dog bite lawyers online or visit one of the 11 office locations for our personal injury law firm for a free consultation today.
Even if a dog has never attacked anyone previously, you may have a case against a dog owner if you have been bitten or attacked. At The Carlson Law Firm, we hold the owners of dangerous dogs responsible for injuries endured as a result of an attack. We care. We can help.