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Under TX law, in order for her to recover damages for this she must show that the dog's owner knew the dog had bitten someone before or had acted aggressively in the past, or that the dog's owner was negligent in controlling the dog or preventing the bite from occurring, and that negligence caused the plaintiff's injuries. TX's dog bite laws also do not apply to trespassers.
So, if your dog has previously been calm and friendly but for some reason suddenly attacks a passing pedestrian [like in this case], then you may be able to escape liability by showing the dog had not shown signs of being aggressive before, and that once you noticed the aggressive behavior you acted quickly to protect the victim. So there was no negligence on your part and thus no liability.
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