The dog never bit anyone before, but did bite my roommates other dog a month before my accident
That is a fact-sensitive situation. If your roommate had insurance that could potentially help your ability to recover. More regarding the dogs's biting history would need to be known to further evaluate this claim. We handle these types of claims often and would be happy to discuss with you further.
Possibly. However, it will be hard to determine liability without knowing more about the facts of this case.
Furthermore, a personal injury attorney would asses the case to determine whether it is worth bringing suit against your roommate who may not have the assets to pay a judgment. I suggest you contact a Texas personal injury attorney who offers free consultations.
I agree with the other attorneys that more facts are needed in order to answer your question. Dog bite cases are tough to win in Texas but can be done with the right attorney who is experienced in dog bite cases. When searching for an attorney, make sure that attorney has handled other dog bite cases in Texas.
It would be easy for me to say that is depends, but I will go a little further than that. In Texas there is no first free bite when it comes to abnormally dangerous animals. It is my opinion that a pit bull is such an animal. And with a face wound, damages have the potential to be significant. I have written on this topic extensively for other lawyers and can tell you that the law is still very much in your favor. Naturally, others are correct when they say that some particular facts of your case might change this analysis, but early signs are in your favor. Find a lawyer who really understands animal bites, not just has handled one here or there. Such a lawyer will serve you well.
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