Representation For Animal Bite Cases
in Austin, TX

According to the owner, her dog had never bitten anyone before. But in a park, she let the dog off the leash. The dog attacked a young child, leaving deep puncture wounds on the child’s eye and face. The worst injury, however, was the child’s posttraumatic stress disorder.

Representing Victims of Animal Bite Cases

When a dog viciously attacks a child — or any other person — leaving severe injuries, you can be sure there will be no “one-free-bite” rule. Owners have a responsibility to keep their pets from harming other people.

Children who make sudden moves or elderly people who may walk unsteadily are favorite targets of nervous dogs — especially dogs bred to attack.

Dog Owners Have A Responsibility To Prevent Bites

  • Have you or a loved one received a dog bite? These attacks can cause serious injury. When an animal attacks someone’s face, there can be tearing of nerves and blindness. Deep puncture wounds are common and can easily become infected. The Leonard B. Gabbay, P.C. understands the injuries and the trauma of animal attacks.
  • Have you sought immediate medical treatment? Even a bite on a hand or foot requires immediate care. The wound needs to be cleaned, irrigated, and examined for possible nerve or muscle damage. Medical care for a dog bite or any animal attack can include emergency care, an ophthalmologist for eye damage, dentistry, and plastic surgery.
  • Have you contacted a dog bite lawyer? Know your rights. Whether or not the dog has a history of attacking people, the owner is responsible in most situations. We can help you file a personal injury claim.
  • What is the emotional damage? Dog bite victims — especially children — often suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following an animal attack. Be sure to seek the necessary therapy.

Contact us for a free initial consultation with an experienced attorney.

We represent you not the insurance company.

Located in 3001 South Lamar Boulevard, Leonard B. Gabbay, P.C. serves clients in Austin as well as throughout Texas.