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Dallas, Texas victim of dog mauling and dog attack. As reported earlier, a Dallas, Texas student who was horrendously mauled and attacked by two dogs, has now returned home after an extensive hospital stay.

Jaqueline Durand, 22, was dog-sitting for a Coppell couple when she was mauled by their two pets, a German Shepherd and a pit bull. The UT Dallas student was hired as a dog sitter for three pets while their owners were out of town. Read the full story here.

Durand suffered multiple catastrophic injuries including the loss of both ears, lips, nose, and the majority of her face, the dog bites missed her carotid artery and she had multiple deep dog bites and lacerations all over her body.

Dallas schoolboy attacked by vicious dog. According to local Dallas news reports, a 6-year-old boy was hospitalized after being seriously mauled by a vicious dog earlier this week. And the police state that the dog’s owner is now facing charges.

According to the police, the dog attack occurred around 3:15 p.m. in the 3400 block of Timberglen Road, Dallas.dallas-dog-attack-attorney

The wounded boy was leaving a school bus when the dog escaped from a local apartment and bit and attacked the 6-year-old. According to the local news, the police said the dog’s owner was identified as 31-year-old Daneka Black, who “failed to secure” the animal.

dallas dog attack attorneyAn increase number of dog bites across the country has led to increase number of lawsuits filed against dog owners. Some dog owners face specific penalties if their dog is considered a “dangerous” dog under local or state statute.

Dangerous or vicious dogs are sometimes identified by their breed. Dog breeds commonly considered by local and state lawmakers as dangerous or vicious breeds include pit bulls, rottweilers, wolf breed (husky), presa canarios, mastiff varieties, American bulldog, and doberman pinschers.

In other instances, such in Austin, Tx., a dog is labeled as “dangerous or vicious” not by its breed but instead by the individual dog’s history. In Austin, a dog that has attacked an animal or person without the dog being provoked could be labeled as a “dangerous dog.”

dallas dog attack attorneyA dog owner can usually be held legally responsible when their dog causes an injury, such as a dog bite, or causes damage to your property.

Sometimes, a fair settlement of the issue can be reached without having to file a lawsuit, but often the injured party will need to sue the dog owner to hold him or her liable to the full extent that the law allows – or to get an insurance company to move on the case.

In some states and local jurisdictions, certain dogs are considered dangerous due to their breed. When a person is bitten by a dog breed deemed dangerous by some kind of local or state law, the dog owner is much more likely to be found liable in a lawsuit. Dog breeds commonly considered by local and state legislators as dangerous breeds include pit bulls, rottweilers, wolf breed (husky), presa canarios, mastiff variations, American bulldog, and doberman pinschers.

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