How to Hire a North Carolina Dog Bite Attorney
If a dog bit you, a North Carolina dog bite attorney may be able to help you protect your interests. You might be able to get a settlement to cover any medical bills if you can prove it wasn't your fault that the dog bit you.
If someone you know recently hired a dog bite attorney, you can ask him or her if they would recommend their lawyer. But if you don't know anyone who can recommend a lawyer, you've come to the right site. Attorneys.com has a service to connect you with North Carolina dog bite injury lawyers.
Once you're ready to begin your search for a North Carolina dog bite attorney, you can call 1-877-913-7222 or complete a short form on this site. After you've answered a few questions about the basics of your case, we will connect you with at least one lawyer in your area. You can contact the lawyer, or he or she will follow up with you within two business days.
Meeting with North Carolina Dog Bite Attorneys
After you have the name of at least one lawyer who works with dog bite victims, you should set up a meeting or initial consultation with him or her. This meeting will be a good chance for you to learn more about the lawyer and for him or her to learn more about your case. Personal injury lawyers don't always charge for these meetings, but you will want to check first, so you are not surprised if there is a fee.
Take some notes about your case so that you are prepared. When did the dog bite you? What breed of dog was it? Did the owner know about any prior aggression in the dog? You might also want to gather any medical bills or other paperwork you have in connection with the bite.
Make a list of questions to ask the lawyer. Topics to discuss should include:
- The lawyer's experience handling North Carolina dog bite lawsuits, and the type of outcomes he or she has had
- His or her assessment of your case, including how much of a settlement you could get and how he or she would handle the case
- How he or she charges for dog bite lawsuits, and how much your case could cost
You are meeting with these lawyers to decide if you want to hire them or not. Don't be afraid to take notes during the meetings; this will help you make a decision. Also, all discussions will be kept confidential, so don't worry about asking any questions that are on your mind.
Choosing a North Carolina Dog Bite Lawyer
After you have completed your initial consultation, you can select a dog bite lawyer to handle your North Carolina dog bite lawsuit. You can immediately eliminate from consideration any lawyer who pressured you or you don't think can handle your case. If you are still torn between a few lawyers, you can ask them for references. Speaking to past clients might help you make your decision.
Some of the criteria you will want to consider when hiring an attorney:
- The lawyer has the skills and experience necessary to handle your case
- The lawyer makes you comfortable with his or her judgment
- The lawyer suggests a case strategy you can agree with
- The lawyer charges reasonable fees
Once you have found a dog bite lawyer who satisfies these requirements, you can hire him or her and begin your North Carolina dog bite lawsuit.
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