Austin Dog Bite / Animal Attack
Dog bites can yield serious injuries and even cause emotional trauma to anyone who has experienced one. If you or your child has sustained injuries from a dog or other animal bite in or around Austin, it’s imperative to seek help from Carabin Shaw’s experienced dog bite and animal attack lawyers.
There are proven health benefits to dog ownership such as increased exercise, lowered blood pressure, decreased stress levels, and even helping to prevent depression. In many households, dogs are considered another part of the family and are around family members and children on a daily basis. Although dog ownership comes with many positives, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that 4.5 million Americans a year receive dog bites, with children ages 5-9 receiving the most bites and injuries.
An experienced lawyer understands the physical and emotional trauma that can accompany a dog or other animal attack. Our dog bites and animal attack lawyers serving Austin will work to prove negligence on the part of the owner whose dog caused harm to others.Why Hire a Dog Bite Lawyer?
If you or someone you know has sustained injuries from a dog bite, the first thing to do is seek medical attention for your injuries and make a report of the incident to either local authorities or animal control. Most people injured in dog bite cases are unaware that a report is necessary to disclose how the attack happened, if there were any witnesses and other details pertaining to the incident. After seeking medical attention and making a report, contacting a lawyer with ample experience handling dog bite cases can prove beneficial for a number of reasons:
- To provide an in-depth evaluation: In-depth evaluations are necessary in all personal injury cases, but dog bite cases require the ability to prove if the actual injuries sustained were indeed from the dog, and if the owner acted negligently his/her ability to control it. If an Austin dog bite and animal attack lawyer is able to prove facts like these , it can make a large difference in the outcome and compensation of a dog bite case.
- To evaluate compensation: An experienced attorney familiar with the rules and regulations surrounding dog bite law in Austin and your case will be able to evaluate the amount of compensation they expect you to receive based on your circumstance and the injuries you sustained.
- To provide legal counsel: All personal injury cases come with masses of paperwork and legal legal red tape - for someone who does not practice law, the process can be stressful and overwhelming. A lawyer can serve as a resource for you when it comes to understanding the legalities associated with your case and ensuring that you receive the maximum compensation possible.
- To negotiate: Having a lawyer on your side will ensure you don’t settle for the what the insurance companies offer you, and allows your lawyer the chance to fight for the compensation they believe you should receive. The Carabin Shaw dog bite and animal attack lawyers serving Austin are familiar with negotiating with other legal teams and insurance companies to gain fair compensation.
Small dogs can sustain injuries just as serious as those of large dogs and the effects of such injuries can be life-altering. Some of the most common injuries animal attacks and dog bites lawyers see include:
- Puncture wounds
- Broken bones
- Bruising and lacerations
- Nerve damage
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
If you or your child has been bit by a dog in Austin , no matter the size, and has sustained injury, you need a team of lawyers with years of experience in dog bite law and who understand the how to hold dog owners accountable.
The team of lawyers at Carabin Shaw are familiar with dog bite cases and have a proven track record of success earning their clients the compensation they are entitled to to cover the medical bills , expenses lost time from work and pain and suffering they have endured due to their dog bite accident. Contact us toll free today for a free consultation at 800-862-1260 or at 512-832-1101. Located at 1609 Shoal Creek Blvd #100, Austin, TX 78701.
1609 Shoal Creek Blvd #100
Austin, TX 78701