Dog Bites Increasing in Austin

So far this year, there have been more than 1,000 dog bites reported in Austin. If this trend continues at the same rate, Austin will see the highest number of reported dog bites ever in 2015. According to city data, the number of dog bites has been increasing every year since 2007. With all of Austin’s dog friendly patios and parks it’s important to know your legal options if you or your furry friend suffers a vicious bite from another dog.

If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a dog bite, you should contact an Austin personal injury attorney immediately to learn what actions may be taken against the dog owner. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Terry & Kelly can help you pursue reimbursement for the cost of any medical treatment incurred, as well as work with you to identify all of the potential damages you may have suffered – such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, physical disfigurement and future medical expenses – so that you receive the compensation you deserve.

The process of pursuing damages against a dog owner is complex and can become overwhelming if you try to handle the case yourself. At Terry & Kelly, we are adept at handling the nuances of a dog bite case and can help you avoid the many pitfalls that you may encounter.

We have the experience and knowledge necessary to assist victims of dog bites in Austin. If you have suffered a dog bite, contact Terry & Kelly, PLLC at 512-910-2000 as soon as possible to schedule a consultation and learn more about your options.

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