How to Hire a Dog Bite Lawyer
If you were bitten by someone else's dog, a dog bite lawyer may be able to help you with your personal injury case. A lawyer can help you get a settlement to cover your medical bills and other injury-related expenses.
If a friend of family member recently received a dog bite lawsuit settlement, you can see if he or she would recommend his or her lawyer. But if you don't know anyone who can give you a personal recommendation, you've come to the right site. Attorneys.com has a service that can connect you with local dog bite lawyers.
When you're ready to proceed, you can begin by calling 1-877-913-7222 or completing a short form on this site. After you have answered a few questions about the basics of your case, we will connect you with one or more dog bite lawyers in your area. You may contact the lawyer yourself, or he or she will follow up with you within two business days.
Meeting with Boat Lawyers
After you have the name of at least one lawyer who helps dog bite victims, you will want to set up a meeting, or initial consultation. This meeting is an opportunity for you to learn more about the lawyer and for him or her to learn more about your case. Personal injury lawyers don't usually charge for these meetings, but you should check first so you are not surprised.
Prepare for your meetings by making notes about your case. When did the dog bite you? What kind of dog was it? Did the owner know about any prior aggression in the dog? Also gather any bills you may have in connection with the dog bite.
You also will want to make a list of questions to ask the lawyer, including questions that address:
- The dog bite lawyer's experience handling dog bite lawsuit settlements
- What he or she thinks about your case, what type of award you could receive, and how he or she will handle your case
- How he or she bills for legal services, and how much your case could cost
The purpose for this meeting is for you to decide if you want to hire this lawyer. You might want to take notes, so that you can remember the important points you discussed when you go to make a decision. Keep in mind that everything discussed in these meetings will be kept confidential, so you should feel comfortable asking any questions that are on your mind.
Choosing a Dog Bite Lawyer
After you've finished your initial consultations, it's time for you to hire a dog bite lawyer to handle your case. You can immediately eliminate from consideration any lawyers that pressured you or that you definitely don't want to hire. If you are torn between several attorneys, you can ask each of them for the names of past clients for you to call for references. These references may help you make your decision.
You will want to consider the following criteria when hiring an attorney. Does the attorney:
- Have the necessary experience and skills to successfully handle your case?
- Make you comfortable with his or her judgment?
- Lay out a case strategy you agree with?
- Have reasonable fees?
When you have found a dog bite lawyer who satisfies these requirements, you are ready to hire him or her and begin your dog bite lawsuit.
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