On March 29, a neighbor’s quick action averted tragedy when two dogs
attacked a 10-year old girl in front of her house.
U.S. Marine Jason Huff rushed outside of his home in Friendswood, TX when
he heard a neighbor’s dog barking in the street. To his shock he
discovered two dogs outside attacking his 10-year old neighbor. According
to the KXAN report on the incident, Huff immediately reacted by running
at the dogs and screaming “bloody
The dogs abandoned the girl and ran away. The girl’s parents, having
heard screaming, rushed out of their home moments later. According to
Huff, the girl was badly bitten all over. “She was just shocked,”
said the girl’s mother. “She didn’t say anything for
a couple of hours.” Friendswood EMS arrived on the scene and treated
the girl. She was then transported to a local hospital and released a
little while later.
The dogs themselves have been taken by animal control and quarantined.
The dogs’ owner, could face charges.
The state of Texas abides by a one bite law. The one bite law essentially
says that a dog owner is not responsible for his or her dog’s violent
actions if the dog has no history of violence.
Dog bite victims, however, can receive compensation in a case of negligence. In
Texas, negligence can be established if the owner had a “duty to
exercise reasonable care to prevent the animal from injuring others”
and “breached that duty.”
Currently there is no official report on whether negligence was at fault
for the dog attack in the Friendswood case. For the time being, everyone’s
just relieved that Jason Huff arrived in time to save the girl’s life.
If you’ve been bitten by a dog or would like more information on
dog bite cases, call orcontact the Kyle Law Firm today.