Recently, a 19-month old child was attacked by a pack of dogs in Tarrant County. The child was rushed to the hospital. At the hospital, doctors tried to reattach the child’s ear which was torn off in the attack.
The dogs’ owners were arrested and could face up to 20 years in prison. There had been eight prior police calls to the area because of incidents related to dogs.
Dog bites can be serious and life threatening. In San Antonio there is a special municipal court that handles vicious dog complaints. The San Antonio Court that handles dog bite cases can impose substantial fines and order that a dog be quarantined or euthanized.
The San Antonio Animal Court does not award damages to the injured party. In order to pursue damages in a dog bite case it is best to hire an experienced lawyer that can pursue the dog owner and file suit if necessary.