Dog Bites/Animal Attacks

10 Things to Do if an Animal Attack Occurs

The personal injury attorneys of our Texas law firm of Carabin & Shaw have compiled the following list of things to do if you are involved in an animal attack.

  1. If you or a loved one has recently been injured by an animal and has not sought medical attention, you should do so immediately.
  2. Immediately report your accident to the police and request a copy of the Police Accident Report.
  3. Try to obtain the name, address, and contact information of the animal owner.
  4. Try to get the name and contact information of any people who witnessed the attack.
  5. Take photographs of the animal that caused your injuries in the location of the accident, if possible.
  6. Take photographs of any visible injuries you have suffered as a result of the attack.
  7. Do not have any communication with the owner of the dog or the owner's insurance company. If you consent to a recorded statement or accept any form of compensation, you may waive your right to claim damages.
  8. Try to save any clothing that may have been damaged by the animal.
  9. Take photographs of any property damage caused by the animal.
  10. Contact our law offices for a free evaluation to review your case at 1.800.862.1260.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a dog bite or other animal related injury, please contact Carabin & Shaw today. We offer free initial consultations and work on a contingent fee basis, which means that there is never a fee unless we successfully resolve your case.

For immediate assistance, call us toll-free at 1.800.862.1260.

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