San Antonio Dog Bite Lawyers
Americans love our pets. There are none we love more than our canine friends. Sometimes, however, this adoration leads dog owners to do negligent things. This is why dog bites happen to about 4.7 million people each year. On top of this, dog bite attacks cause 368,000 emergency room treatments every year. They are too much a part of our daily lives.
If you are bitten by a dog this will leave you with many questions. Some of these questions may be tough to answer.
- Did the dog have its proper vaccinations?
- Will the dog attack cause you permanent disfigurement?
- Could the dog bite cause health problems or cause mental distress?
The answers to these questions are difficult. In this situation it does not make sense to trust a third party insurance company with securing your health. A Dog Attack Lawyer with Carabin Shaw can usually help you get the largest possible monetary settlement following a dog bite injury. Speak with one of our experienced attorneys today by calling 800-862-1260 for a free no obligation consultation. Our attorneys can help you the compensation you deserve.Why do Dog Attacks Happen
Why did a dog attach you or attack your loved one? In most cases, a dog bite happens because the owner was negligent. In Texas, the law requires a dog owner to maintain his or her control over the dogs all the time. This is the case no matter which breed or the dog’s size. Even the friendliest dog is able to inflict injuries any time.
You must remember that when a dog attack’s, it is not your fault. Also, any injury, however small it may appear at first, could dramatically impact your life. It could affect you for years into the future. This is even more true where someone is disfigured and needs plastic surgery.
Call us at Carabin Shaw, we will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Call 800-862-1260.What Should You do if You’re the Victim of a Dog Attack
Our Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys have successfully represented many, many clients. They’ve seen at firsthand how to deal with the aftermath of an injury. If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, we know the steps you should take immediately to protect your rights and your personal health.Get Immediate Medical Attention
After an attack, it is most important that you get immediate professional health care. Even an apparently minor dog bite could put possibly dangerous bacteria from the offending dog’s mouth into your body and bloodstream. A dog bite can cause anything from rabies to a minor infection. It’s key that you permit a qualified health care professional to check your condition.
Often, you will need to fill one or more prescriptions and got to follow-up appointments. While this is going on you must keep all of your medical records and bills. If you do not have them, ask to have copies made. This is necessary, because they need to be available your Personal Injury Lawyer.Ask for and get all of the Animal’s Vaccination Records
Circumstances might make it hard to identify the dog’s owner. If possible you should obtain all of the information related to the dog, including but not limited to:
- Who owns the dog
- What is the dog’s veterinary history and information
- All vaccination records for the dog
Your doctor or other medical professional will want this data to know how to treat all of your injuries. If the dog’s vaccinations are not up to date, rabies will need to be tested for. Another key piece of information is whether the dog had attacked before. If not, someone will have to take steps to prevent future attacks by this dog.Hire an Experienced Injury Lawyer
An experienced attorney can maximize your insurance payment. They are also aware of how insurance providers keep an eye on the bottom line profits by minimizing payments of expenses to victims. When people decide to pursue their claim independently, their insurance payments usually only covers a small fraction of their medical costs. Frequently, they only get paid 10-20 percent of the amount they could have gotten if had they retained an experienced professional attorney.
Call us at Carabin Shaw, we will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Call 800-862-1260.
If you have been bitten by a dog, you deserve fair compensation for your bills, expenses, lost time from work, and your pain and suffering. Carabin Shaw will give you representation you really need to help maximize your recovery and guard your health in the future.