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.
- If you or a loved one has recently been injured by an animal and has not sought medical attention, you should do so immediately.
- Immediately report your accident to the police and request a copy of the Police Accident Report.
- Try to obtain the name, address, and contact information of the animal owner.
- Try to get the name and contact information of any people who witnessed the attack.
- Take photographs of the animal that caused your injuries in the location of the accident, if possible.
- Take photographs of any visible injuries you have suffered as a result of the attack.
- 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.
- Try to save any clothing that may have been damaged by the animal.
- Take photographs of any property damage caused by the animal.
- 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.