• November 14, 2022

Tyler Marchese, 2 Others Injured in Dog Attack at Heritage Park in El Paso, TX

El Paso, TX — November 9, 2022, Tyler Marchese was injured while helping during a serious dog attack at the Heritage Park trailer complex in El Paso.

Authorities say the incident happened Wednesday at Heritage Park. Preliminary investigation suggests three dogs, believed to be pit bulls, attacked two residents. Marchese overheard the commotion from his trailer and ran to help his neighbors; one neighbor ran inside while he and the other neighbor continued being bitten and attacked by the dogs.

Marchese suffered serious injuries in the attack. The condition of his neighbors is unknown. The three dogs were taken into custody by Animal Control.

The investigation is ongoing. No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Tyler Marchese Dog Attack in El Paso

If reports have their facts straight it seems like whatever got into those dogs made them a major danger to everyone in that complex. Would the dogs' owner be responsible for the injuries they caused? That depends on a few factors.

Generally speaking Texas uses the One Bite Rule, a legal precedent that says dog owners aren't typically liable for the damage done the first time their animal attacks someone. Animals can be unpredictable, so a sudden attack or an escape from a home isn't always reasonably preventable. If the owner can prove they had no idea that would happen and there's no history of the dogs doing damage, that person may not be accountable for Wednesday's incident.

Tyler Marchese, 2 Others Injured in Dog Attack at Heritage Park in El Paso, TX

After the first incident, however, the risk is clear. The dogs' owners must then take precautions to make sure no future attacks occur. That could mean building fences high enough and strong enough to keep the animals penned, keeping them leashed or indoors, or otherwise ensuring they aren't free to roam around doing damage.

It's not clear who owns the dog here or if there was any history of prior attacks, but those are important details to learn when seeking ways to help the victims. I hope suitable steps are being taken to get all the facts.

*We appreciate your feedback and welcome anyone to comment on our blog entries, however all visitor blog comments must be approved by the site moderator prior to showing live on the site. By submitting a blog comment you acknowledge that your post may appear live on the site for any visitors to see, pending moderator approval. The operators of this site are not responsible for the accuracy or content of the comments made by site visitors. By submitting a comment, blog post, or email to this site you acknowledge that you may receive a response with regard to your questions or concerns. If you contact Grossman Law Offices using this online form, your message will not create an attorney-client relationship and will not necessarily be treated as privileged or confidential! You should not send sensitive or confidential information via the Internet. Since the Internet is not necessarily a secure environment, it is not possible to ensure that your message sent via the Internet might be kept secure and confidential. When you fill out a contact or comment form, send us an email directly, initiate a chat session or call us, you acknowledge we may use your contact information to communicate with you in the future for marketing purposes, but such marketing will always be done in an ethical way.