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Avoiding an Animal Attack • San Antonio

The personal injury attorneys at Trevino Injury Law represent individuals who have been injured or lost loved ones due to animal attacks (i.e., dangerous dog attacks) in San Antonio and throughout Texas.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as a direct result of the careless, negligent, wrongful, or reckless act of a company, person, or a municipality in a dog or  animal attack we will aggressively advocate for your just compensation.

Injuries due to animal attacks can be devastating. Trevino Injury Law takes pride in addressing clients’ full range of [questions and concerns]. We will make sure you thoroughly understand your rights.

Call the personal injury attorneys of Trevino Injury Law today to schedule your FREE case evaluation with an experienced attorney.

(210) 255-3088

How to Avoid an Animal Attack

One of the most important things you can do to avoid a dog attack is remain as calm as possible. Dogs and other animals can typically sense fear and anxiety. If they are already aggressive, this can be a signal that it is time to attack. A calm and relaxed presence is less likely to trigger aggression in both wild and domestic animals.

Once you are calm, make your way to safety as soon as possible. If it is on a leash, put adequate distance between yourself and the animal. Cross the street, go inside, or put yourself on the opposite side of a wall or fence from the animal. Do not, however, turn your back on the animal or run. This behavior can also trigger an animal’s attack instinct.

In some cases, you may be blocked from reaching a safe space. If you are still under threat of attack, make yourself appear bigger by standing on a rock or other object, and raising your arms above your head. You may also hold a stick or other item above or in front of you. Dogs especially will back down if you appear bigger, or can demonstrate that you are “in charge” of the space around you.

Tips to Prevent Dog Bites

The Humane Society provides these helpful tips to avoid getting bit by a dog:

  • Be polite and respect the dog’s personal space.
  • Do not approach or pet unfamiliar dogs.
  • Do not disturb a dog that is sleeping, eating, chewing, or nursing puppies.
  • Pay attention to dog body language, like a stiff tail, pulled back ears, flicking tongue, and tensed body.
  • Put a safe distance between yourself and a strange dog.
  • Never turn your back, run away, or scream.
  • If you are directly threatened by a dog, remain motionless and avoid eye contact.
  • If a dog does attack, give the animal your jacket, purse, or any other item you have to distract.
  • Finally, if you are on the ground, “curl into a ball with your hands over your ears and remain motionless.”

What to Do if an Animal Attacks

If you are unable to avoid a dog or animal attack, seeks medical attention immediately. When you are safe and have received urgent treatment, file a police report of the incident. Follow all instructions provided by the police, and thoroughly document your injuries and medical costs.

Contact an experienced dog bite and animal attack attorney as soon as possible. If you have been attacked because an animal owner failed to adequately protect others from attack, you have a right to file a personal injury claim. You may be able to receive compensation for medical costs, mental anguish, lost wages, and more.

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Trevino Injury Law is a San Antonio based law firm who works on a “contingency fee basis” on all personal injury cases including animal owner liability. Simply put, we only get paid if we win your case. If there is no recovery, you pay nothing.

“Trevino Injury Law is a leader in personal injury law with trial experience that speaks for itself.”Candelario Trevino

Call the personal injury attorneys of Trevino Injury Law today to schedule your FREE case evaluation with an experienced attorney.

(210) 255-3088


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