Austin is a one of the most pet friendly cities in the country. With our wonderful parks and outdoor lifestyles, not to mention our soft spot for rescue animals, there is no shortage of four legged friends in most communities.
While pets are cherished, sometimes accidents happen. Dogs especially, have unique dispositions and well sometimes, they have a bad day. Funk and Associates routinely receives calls from victims of dog bites in Austin or dog attacks in Austin, that are wondering, what do I do next?
If you have been attacked by a dog in Austin, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. Often times the force and intensity of the attack can leave severe puncture wounds that require more than routine medical care. Dog bites in Austin can also lead to permanent scarring and disfigurement if not treated immediately.
After seeking medical attention for your dog bit in Austin, you should seek out a dog bite lawyer or personal injury attorney in Austin to help you with your claim. At Funk and Associates in Austin, our lawyers have a lot of experience handling dog bite and/or dog attack claims.
Our attorneys can contact the police department and Animal Control to investigate the dogs bite history, determine whether it is a known aggressive breed of dog, and whether it has ever been reported as aggressive before. The dog bite lawyers at Funk and Associates can also investigate whether there are any applicable renters or home owners insurance policies to establish claims, and conduct in-depth asset investigations on the dog owners to ensure all applicable local laws were followed, such as leash laws that may have prevented the dog bite in Austin altogether.
When it comes to pet owners and their pets, emotions run high, especially in Austin. It is vital that you have an experienced and passionate advocate on your side. If you have been bitten by a dog in Austin, or attacked by a dog in Austin, and suffered an injury, contact our firm now.
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