Dangerous Dog Owner Responsibility
Dogs are beautiful but wild creatures. They have their own personalities and often will do all they can to protect their owners. However, not all dogs understand what it means to protect or what it means to not attack. There are some dogs who are just wired to run and attack. It doesn’t make them bad creatures, but it does make irresponsible owners for not doing everything they can to ensure that a dangerous dog is held away safely from society.
Here is a list of rules that dangerous dog owners must follow if their dog has been in trouble before:
First, the dog must be spayed or neutered. Second, the dog must be registered as a dangerous dog for a $50 registration fee (and renew every year for $50). Third, the dog must be restrained at all times by a leash or in a secured enclosure. This enclosure is important because if you are attacked by a dog when you are not allowed on someone’s property then you cannot take action against the dog owner. You must have permission to lawfully be on the property and the enclosure must not be as secure as it should. Fourth, the dog owners must obtain liability insurance for the animal as well as provide financial responsibility if the dog were to attack again. Fifth, the dog must always have a collar that states that the dog is dangerous alongside the name and number for where the owner can be reached. The dog must also have a microchip and registered in the national registry for dogs too. Last, the owners must post a “Beware of Dog” sign in order for the public to know that there is a dangerous dog on your property.
If these extensive steps are not taken and you are attacked within injuries sustained due to the attack then you have every right to look for our Dallas Dog Bite Attorney at the Law Offices of Dorothy Hyde in Dallas. In Dallas, there have been overwhelming issues with dog attacks. Most survivors are able to recover, but there have been some attacks that warranted amputation or even worse, death. For example, 56-year old Ronald Bell had to have his arm amputated after being mauled by three dogs. Four dogs were euthanized after they each attacked a woman who was walking down the street. Dogs are a joy, but they can be dangerous and humans are the ones that suffer from dog owners not taking the necessary precautions as stated by law.
What To Do
If you or a loved one has been injured during a dog attack then you have options. You deserve compensation for the medical expenses as well as loss of wages due to the attack of someone’s dog. This traumatizing experience is more than just a hospital visit, it is a long term memory that does influence your daily life. Our Dog Bite Attorney at the Law Offices of Dorothy Hyde in Dallas are ready to hear your story and get you started on a healing path to justice. Call 214-883-1700 or click here to speak with our professional attorneys today.