When are owners liable for dog bites in Texas?

Dog owners in Texas are liable for dog bites in the following situations: (1) The owner knows that the dog has bitten someone before or the dog has shown a dangerous propensity to bite someone. This rule is often referred to as the “one bite rule.” (2) The dog bite was the result of the owner’s negligence in handling the dog. (3) The accident was caused by a violation of the leash law, which keeps dogs from running around unsupervised. (4) The injury resulted from the intentional actions of the person handling the dog.