DALLAS COWBOY’S RUNNINGBACK, EZEKIEL ELLIOTT, LIKELY FACING LAWSUITS AFTER HIS DOGS ATTACK NEIGHBORS
Dallas Cowboy’s running back, Ezekiel Elliott, has once again come into legal trouble regarding his dogs. This past week, Animal Services was called to the NFL running back’s Frisco, Texas neighborhood regarding three dogs that were roaming through the community. Frisco Police have reported that one of his dogs, a Rottweiler, bit two people and were taken to the hospital for treatment for their injuries. Following Texas law, the dog is required to undergo a 10-day quarantine to observe for any illnesses.
In the state of Texas, pet owners are prohibited from allowing their animals to roam at large (with the exclusion of cats). Elliot was issued three animal-at-large citations, one for each dog that had escaped that day. These citations are punishable by fine a fine only, but this could be minimal when compared to potential civil suits brought by the dog bite victim(s). This incident comes just over a year after a similar incident at the football star’s home. Elliott is currently being sued by a pool cleaner who claims she was attacked and dragged by his dogs.
Dog bites are often dismissed and regarded as minor incidents in the eyes of the public. But in reality, they often cause major damage and injury to the victim, both physically and psychologically. Should you or a loved one experience a similar attack, it is important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Homeowners are generally required to carry insurance policies, which will often compensate victims of these kinds of attacks. At Chandler | Ross Law Firm, we’ll meet with you in person, discuss details of any potential claim or lawsuit, and advise you on the best plan of action. Should we decide to take your case, we’ll fight hard to get you everything you deserve.
With offices in Denton, Dallas, and Fort Worth, and Southlake, Texas, Chandler | Ross, PLLC is well positioned to provide the most effective and highly-skilled personal injury representation possible. We focus not on high volume and quick turnaround, but on taking legitimate cases, and putting extensive effort into each. This means that if we accept your case, we believe it has value, and are going to fight vigorously on your behalf. In addition, you owe us nothing for our representation unless we recover for you. Contact us today to find out how we can help. (940) 800-2500.