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How to Choose the Right Dog Bite Lawyer for Your Case

You want to ensure the dog bite attorney you choose is right for your case. When looking at lawyers, some of the things you should look for include:

  • Extensive experience in dog bite cases
  • A track record of positive results
  • Proactive communication
  • Qualities that make you feel comfortable, such as kindness, honesty, and compassion
  • Positive testimonials from past clients
  • A contingency fee agreement

Dog bite injuries can leave you feeling vulnerable and unsure. You deserve compensation for your pain and losses, and you shouldn’t handle that process alone. Thankfully, you can receive help through dog attack legal representation.

Make Sure Your Dog Bite Attorney Has Experience

Not all personal injury attorneys experience handling cases involving dangerous animal attacks. When choosing a dog bite attorney, you want to ensure they have the knowledge of dog bite laws and experience you need to handle your case. During your initial consultation, ask about how many dog bite claims they have handled. If they are cagey about their experience or admit to not having much, move on.

Ask About the Dog Bite Attack Attorney’s Previous Case Results

You want to work with someone with a track record of success with dog bite cases. Some attorneys post their case results online, and others don’t.

When you’re meeting with attorneys, ask about their case results. While these results don’t guarantee what a lawyer can do for you, they should be forthcoming about their track record.

Ask Your Potential Dog Bite Injury Lawyer to Describe Their Communication Preferences

Do they typically correspond via email or phone? Will someone be available to answer your questions immediately, or will you need to wait a while to get a response? Will you be in direct contact with your lawyer or only a paralegal? Will someone be dedicated to you and your case? 

All of these are important questions you should get answers to. The last thing you want is to hire a lawyer who leaves you in the dark when you’re already feeling vulnerable. Be sure you hire a personal injury attorney who has time for you.

Don’t Ignore Any Discomfort You Feel When Meeting with a Dog Bite Attorney

Sometimes you get a bad feeling from a dog bite injury lawyer right off the bat. Are they distracted during your meeting? Do they try to dismiss your feelings? Are they aggressive? 

If you get any weird feelings, don’t put them aside. You’ll be working with this person for months or even longer, so you want to be sure you feel comfortable working with them. 

Also, look for signs of other qualities that are important to you in a lawyer, such as honesty, kindness, and compassion.

Look at Testimonials From the Dog Bite Attorney’s Former Clients

Former clients can give you a good idea of how a lawyer treats their clients. If all of their client reviews are glowing, chances are this is a good firm to trust your case with. You can also check ratings and reviews on Google, Avvo, and Super Lawyers. If several reviews are negative or express red flags, move on to a different lawyer. 

Sometimes, personalities don’t mesh, but if several former clients have bad things to say, you probably don’t want to put your case in that attorney’s hands.

Ask About the Fees You’ll Be Responsible for if You Hire a Dog Bite Lawyer

Most personal injury lawyers handle cases on a contingency basis. This means they require no upfront fees and only charge attorney’s fees if they win your case.

Some law firms will have you pay administrative fees, such as copying and filing fees. The law firm should be upfront about this. If aren’t transparent about their fees and what you can expect, you may want to look elsewhere.

What Can a Dog Bite Attorney Do for Me?

A dog bite lawyer can handle every aspect of your case, including:

  • Evaluating your case
  • Gathering evidence of negligence
  • Collecting evidence of your economic and non-economic damages, such as medical records, medical bills, lost wages, and other losses, to determine a value for your case
  • Communicating with the responsible party and their insurance company on your behalf
  • Filing an insurance claim or dog bite lawsuit on your behalf
  • Negotiating with the insurance company to get fair compensation for your case
  • Manage deadlines for filing your case
  • Prepare your case for trial if necessary

You can see what else our personal injury team can do for you during your free consultation.

Call KJT Law Group and Choose the Right Dog Bite Lawyer for Your Case

At KJT Law Group, we represent dog bite victims throughout Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. Our team wants to show you we can be the right law firm to handle your dog bite case, too. Contact us today for a free consultation: (818) 507-8525.

Feel free to come with a list of questions; we’d be happy to answer all of them and explain your legal options. There’s no obligation, and you pay no attorney’s fees unless we win your case.

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