Landlord Liability Houston Dog Bite Attorney

Landlord Liability Houston Dog Bite Attorney – Negligent Handling of Animals

Landlord Liability Houston Dog Bite Attorney – Common Areas
A landlord has a duty to a tenant injured an animal in a common area if the landlord (1) had control over the common area and (2) had actual knowledge that the animal has vicious propensities. Batra v. Clark , 110 S.W.3d 126, 128 (Tex.App.–Houston [14th Dist.] 1994, no writ).

Landlord Liability Houston Dog Bite Attorney – Leased Premises
A landlord has duty to a nontenant injured by an animal on the tenant’s leased premises if the landlord (1) had actual knowledge that an animal was on the leased premises (2) had actual knowledge that the animal had vicious propensities, and (3) had the ability to control the premises.

Landlord Liability Houston Dog Bite Attorney – Duty Under Stock Laws
Texas is a free-range state, which means a defendant has no common-law duty to restrain its livestock by tethering or enclosing the animals. Gibbs v. Jackson, 990 S.W.2d 745, 747 (Tex. 1999). The only restriction on the free range of livestock is imposed by statute, not common law. By statute, a person who owns or has responsibility for the control of livestock has a duty to restrain the livestock from straying onto highways. The Agriculture Code defines “highway” generally to include U.S. highways and Texas state highways; the term does not include numbered farm-to-market roads. Tex. Agric. Code Statute 143.101.

Landlord Liability Houston Dog Bite Attorney
Landlord Liability Houston Dog Bite Attorney
Landlord Liability Houston Dog Bite Attorney
Landlord Liability Houston Dog Bite Attorney
Landlord Liability Houston Dog Bite Attorney
Landlord Liability Houston Dog Bite Attorney

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