Experienced Texas Dog Bite Law Firm
Austinites like many other Americans are a dog-loving society, and the majority of them are conscientious pet owners. Although many owners view pets as members of the family, it's crucial to remember that dogs are still animals and need to be trained, socialized, and occasionally restrained for other people's protection.
No matter how well-mannered a dog may be, pet owners should monitor a dog around smaller kids, muzzled or contained when tradespeople are scheduled to come, and introduced slowly to unknown dogs and people. All dogs should be leashed when they are outside the home in order to prevent any accidents.
Dog bites can lead to serious injuries that require emergency medical attention. If you or someone you love has been injured in a dog attack, you need guidance from a firm of Austin Texas personal injury lawyers to ensure that all damages, including your pain and suffering, are fairly compensated. At Carabin Shaw, we're ready to help you fight for justice for your injuries.Texas and the “One Bite” Rule
According to Texas's "one bite" law, if a dog owner knew or reasonably should have known that the dog had a propensity to bite, they are responsible for the victim's injuries. If the dog has a history of aggression, has attacked or bitten someone before, or has shown signs of aggression, the owner will be responsible for covering the victim's medical expenses and any claims for bodily injury.
You should work with an experienced Texas dog bite law firm that has familiarity with the state's laws and has expertise demonstrating this kind of case for the best outcomes.
If a dog bite victim can demonstrate negligence, they may still be able to sue the dog owner in some situations even if the dog owner was unaware of the dog's aggressive behavior. A dog bite attorney's competent and stringent oversight would be necessary in this situation.Carabin Shaw Austin Attorneys Can File a Lawsuit to Obtain Compensation for Your Injuries
There are two types of lawsuits that can be filed in Texas. One is based on negligence and the other is based on strict liability. In order to win a case against a dog owner for negligence, you must prove that they acted unreasonably and breached their duty to keep their dog from harming others.
A strict liability claim is easier to prove because it does not require proof that the owner knew about any dangerous tendencies of their pet or did anything reckless or negligent in keeping him/her.
In most cases, a lawyer will file both types of suits against an owner who refuses to take responsibility for the animal’s actions after being informed of the attack. The first step toward winning compensation is choosing an experienced Austin attorney who understands how these cases work so they can help guide your pursuit through each stage of litigation.
During the settlement and/or litigation process, your legal counsel will fight to obtain maximum compensation for the following:
- Your medical bills and other expenses related to your injury
- Any pain and suffering you experienced after being injured.
The best defense against a claim of personal injury due to the negligence of others (including dog bites) is often preparedness and knowledge, which we possess.
Our firm knows how difficult these situations can be for victims and their families—so we are here for them. See for yourself how we’ve assisted victims of dog bites not just in Austin but across Texas by browsing through Carabin Shaw’s client reviews.
Call Carabin Shaw toll-free at 800-862-1260 to speak with a member of our legal staff and learn more about our dog bite injury law office and how we may assist you. They can help potential clients around-the-clock and can talk about your case in either English or Spanish.
1609 Shoal Creek Blvd #100
Austin, TX 78701