Did you get injured from a dog bite in Texas? Check out these 5 common dog bite questions, then give our attorneys a call to get started now.
1) How much is my dog bite case worth?
We were talking with a mother the other day. Her son was bit by a dog, and her son ended up having to go to the hospital. He was in the hospital for a couple days, and the medical bills were really piling up. She was worried. She doesn’t have a lot of extra money to pay for these unexpected medical bills, and her biggest concern was, “How are we going to pay for all this? How much is this worth? What can we expect out of this?” It’s something we hear a lot from a lot of dog bite clients: “What’s my case worth?”
It’s unique for everybody. It’s different based on your own particular situation. First thing we want to look at is your injuries. How bad was the attack? How bad are your injuries? How much medical treatment is it going to take to help you reach maximum medical improvement? We also want to look at what your other damages are. Do you have any lost wages? Do you have any scars as a result of the attack? Are you having any nightmares? Are you having any kind of ongoing pain and suffering, disfigurement? How has this impacted your daily life?
There’s a variety of damages that we’re going to want to look at. When you hire a personal injury trial attorney from the get-go, we’re going to be able to make sure that we collect the evidence necessary to maximize the value of your case. That’s our job, and that’s our goal, so that you can focus on getting better and being with your family. Let us handle the details. We can do that for you to make sure that we maximize what goes into your pocket at the end of the day.
As always, legal consultations here at the firm are free, so we would invite you to give us a call. We can talk more about how we can help you and what the value of your particular case is worth.
2) How much does an attorney cost for a dog bite claim?
We were speaking with a potential new client the other day. She was a really nice elderly lady from the Dallas area in Texas. She was over at her daughter’s house and her daughter’s dog was excited, jumped up and knocked grandma down. As a result, grandma broke her hip. She ended up having to go to the hospital and have surgery. She got out of the hospital and the medical bills were piling up. She’s on a fixed income so she was worried, “How am I going to pay rent? How am I going to pay my bills? How am I going to eat? How am I going to survive?”
It’s a question that we get a lot. Nobody is expecting thousands of dollars in medical bills after an incident. Nobody is expecting to all of a sudden come up with a bunch of money that they probably don’t have. We explained to her that we are contingency fee lawyers. We told her that we get paid on a contingency fee, which means it’s a percentage of the overall settlement. When the insurance company sends the firm a check, once they’ve made a fair and reasonable settlement offer that is, they’ll send the check to the law firm and the law firm will get a percentage of that, a contingency fee. That way, you’ll never have to pay out of your pocket for our services.
If you’re interested in learning more about how to get representation for your dog bite attack without having to pay for it, we definitely invite you to give us a call. Legal consultations here at the firm are always free.
3) Can someone other than the dog owner be responsible?
We spoke with a father the other day whose little girl was bitten at a friend’s house while she was over there playing. The father was a little concerned because he found out the dog owner was a renter in the house and didn’t have any insurance. He didn’t really know what to do because the medical bills were starting to pile up. He was a little nervous, asking, “How am I going to pay for all this?” He wanted to know who was responsible and what he should do.
We told him here in Texas we can hold the property owner responsible in certain situations. We told him that the property owner can be made to compensate the victim for medical bills, lost wages and disfigurement in certain circumstances. We told him it’s important to get with a personal injury trial attorney who has experience in this matter and who can find the evidence to hold the property owner responsible.
We invite you to give us a call today. Find out if the property owner in your dog bite case is responsible. We’d be happy to help you out. As always, legal consultations are free, so feel free to give us a call.
4) How does a beware of dog sign affect my claim?
We recently spoke with a young man who had been bitten by a dog. After he was bitten by the dog, the dog owner said, “Hey, wait a minute. I have a ‘Beware of Dog’ sign on my gate, so it’s not my responsibility. I told you to beware of this dog.” Naturally, our client called and said, “Hey, I don’t know what to do. I’m worried that I’m not going to be able to pay my medical bills. I’m not going to be able to cover my lost wages because the dog owner is saying that it’s my fault because he had a ‘Beware of Dog’ sign on his gate. Now he’s telling me that he’s not going to pay for my injuries. What do I do?”
It’s a question that we hear a lot. A lot of people have ‘Beware of Dog’ signs on their fences, on their gates, on their property. One thing we shared with him was, “You know, by having that sign, the dog owner is admitting that he knows his dog has dangerous propensities.” He knows that his dog is likely to injury someone, bite someone, attack someone.
It’s important that you get with a personal injury trial lawyer who’s handled these types of cases before. The insurance company is not going to listen to you. They’re not going to accept your argument on this. That’s why it’s important that you get with a personal injury dog bite attorney— someone who knows the law, who’s tried these cases before, and knows how to get around this ‘Beware of Dog’ sign as a bar to recovery.
We invite you to give us a call today and learn more about how we can help you out. As always, legal consultations are free of charge, so give us a call today.
5) Will my dog bite case go to trial?
A couple months ago, we were speaking with this potential new client who had been attacked by a dog in Austin, Texas. After the attack, she had talked to her friends and family members about what happened. Everybody had advice for her about what was going to happen to her case. One of the major questions that she had for us was, “Do I have to go to trial? Is this going to go to trial? Do I really have to go to the courthouse?” We told her it depends. It depends on whether or not the insurance company does the right thing.
If the insurance company does the right thing by fairly and reasonably compensating you for your injuries and damages, then, more likely than not, we won’t have to go to trial. Insurance companies don’t always do the right thing, however. We told her that’s why it’s important to make sure that you hire a personal injury trial lawyer. There are a lot of lawyers out there, and we all do different things. What’s important for your particular case right now is that you hire a personal injury trial lawyer with experience in dog bite cases. This way, the lawyer can make sure the right evidence and right witnesses are locked in from the beginning to give you the strongest case possible and ultimately maximize what goes in your pocket at the end of this.
It is possible to avoid trial, but it’s important that you make sure that you hire the right lawyer. You want to hire the lawyer who has trial experience and who focuses on personal injury dog bite cases; that’s going to be the most important thing. As always, legal consultations here at the firm are free, so if you have questions about whether or not your dog bite case is going to go to trial, feel free to give us a call and we’ll be happy to chat with you.
Did you or a loved one get severely injured from a dog bite in Texas and have questions? After reading these 5 common dog bite questions, contact our experienced Texas Dog Bite Attorneys today for a free legal consultation and case evaluation.
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