Dogs may be man’s best friend, but that doesn’t mean they always get along with other pets.
In Texas, you can file a negligence or strict liability claim against a dog owner if their dog bites you. These claims can also be filed if the person wasn’t bitten but suffered another injury to their head, neck or back because of a fall from a dog attack.
But what if a dog attacks your pet?
Because pets are seen as property, there is no legal compensation for emotional distress or mental trauma due to injury or loss of a pet from a dog attack.
However, if a pet owner’s animal was killed by a pet dog, they will get compensated for the reasonable cost of the pet unless the animal has special characteristics that give it more value like a show dog, according to Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., Houston-based injury and accident lawyers.