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The Best Lawyers to Represent an Austin Dog Bite Victim

Harboring around 7.2 million dogs, Texas is the most dog-loving state in the country that has the most dogs per person in the world. If you live in Austin, you’re probably familiar with dogs in public spaces and think of dogs as friendly companions.

Suffering a dog bite might painfully shatter your expectations and sense of safety. A lawyer can ease this overwhelming experience by securing fair compensation for your injuries.

Responding to a Dog Bite

Whether you believe the bite injuries are minor or severe, you should first seek medical attention. Some wounds could become more evident or worsen over time, requiring ongoing care. You might need help with mounting financial and emotional burdens, but you also might not know how to advocate for yourself or someone else in this situation.

The Austin dog bite lawyers at Carabin Shaw can provide legal support for all aspects of a case, including the following steps:

  • Compiling relevant documentation and testimonies
  • Filing reports and claims
  • Communicating with insurance companies and other involved parties
  • Representing the victim in court, if necessary

Timeliness is important for gathering the most convincing evidence within the statute of limitations. Lawyers who are familiar with Texas dog bite laws help you build a strong case with both speed and diligence.

Receiving Compensation for Dog Bite Injuries

An experienced attorney knows exactly the type and amount of compensation you deserve for a dog bite. Children are the most at risk for severe dog bite injuries, so you might also be seeking compensation on behalf of a minor who is suffering.

In any case, your Austin, Texas personal injury lawyers must use their expertise to fight as fiercely as you would for damages such as the following:

  • Past and ongoing medical expenses for physical injuries, including disfigurement
  • Past and ongoing treatment expenses for psychological responses such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Pain and mental anguish
  • Loss of wages, earning capacity, or business income
  • Consequences of physical impairment

You can be confident that Carabin Shaw attorneys know all possible recoverable damages, how to establish their worth, and how to prove another party’s liability in your dog bite case.

Proving Liability for Dog Bite Injuries in Austin, Texas

To prove financial liability for dog bite injuries in Austin, Texas, it’s critical to know the relevant state laws and city ordinances. Carabin Shaw offers the best lawyers to represent an Austin dog bite victim because their knowledge of local laws helps the victim pursue the best course of legal action.

A lawyer can prove liability in a civil or criminal lawsuit by using in-depth knowledge of Texas laws to establish one or more of the following:

  • The defendant was negligent, even in cases where the dog hadn’t acted aggressively in the past.
  • The defendant failed to adhere to animal control law.
  • The defendant’s dog was vicious.
  • The defendant failed to stop an attack.

Moreover, a lawyer can determine whether parties other than a dog’s owner are liable. For example, a property manager or someone caring for another person’s dog could be held responsible.

Trusting the Texas Attorneys at Carabin Shaw

Carabin Shaw works tirelessly for you as you do the hard work of healing from the trauma of your personal injury.

Your attorneys rigorously anticipate legal defenses to your case, offer resources that you might not be aware of, and answer your questions when you’re confused or overwhelmed. Our team is thorough, quick, kind, and effective—and Carabin Shaw’s client reviews consistently show this.

Don’t hesitate to call our toll-free number 800-862-1260 to speak with our staff in English or Spanish. Someone is available 24/7 to help you set up a free case review and initial consultation for your personal injury.

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1609 Shoal Creek Blvd #100
Austin, TX 78701

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