Were you attacked by a dog in Kansas and have questions? Learn these 5 things to know after a dog bite, then contact our attorneys today.
1) Choosing a Dog Bite Attorney
First, you want to make sure you find an attorney whose core focus is dog bite cases. You don’t want to hire an attorney who handles a wide variety of different areas of law. You want to make sure that you get somebody who really is focusing on handling those types of cases because they will know how to work up the case and how to present the case to get the best recovery for you.
Another thing you want to look for is you want to find an attorney who has experience and success in pursuing dog bite cases. Those attorneys have the knowledge and the skill necessary to successfully pursue a case for you, and the insurance carriers know those attorneys and know that you’re well represented, so they will be inclined to pay a more reasonable value from the get-go.
Finally, you want to make sure that you find a trial attorney. A trial attorney is somebody who is skilled and knowledgeable about presenting a case to a jury. Not all attorneys are able to present a case or try cases in front of a jury. You want to make sure you find somebody who can work your case up from the get-go and can present your case to the jury and recovering the full amount of your damages.
2) Dog Bite Attorney Fees
Our attorneys handle dog bite cases on a contingency fee, which means our fee is just a percentage of what we recover for you. You do not have to pay a retainer. You do not have to pay an hourly rate. You will never get a bill while we’re working on your case. Our fee is paid when you get paid, and we only get paid if you get paid. You don’t have to be concerned about how much it will cost to hire an attorney. There is no risk to you to reach out to us to discuss your dog bite case.
3) Dog Bite Case Qualifications
There are a lot of people that think you have to have evidence that the dog has bitten before or significant evidence of a propensity for violence before you can ever bring a claim, but they may not be the case. There are certainly a lot of circumstances that can justify pursuing a claim, even if the dog has not bitten before.
4) Beware of Dog Sign
A sign certainly can have an effect, but it’s important to know that just because a dog owner has a ‘Beware of Dog’ sign does not mean that the dog owner doesn’t have any responsibility for your injury. They can have a ‘Beware of Dog’ sign but still be responsible for the injury, depending on all of the circumstances of your case. It’s really important to talk through the details of your case with an attorney that knows how to handle dog bite cases.
5) Dog Bite Liability
Other people can, in fact, be responsible for a dog bite injury case. People at a doggy daycare facility, a vet, or anyone who has possession of your dog or is taking care of your dog and is responsible for your dog can also be responsible for a dog bite. If you have a situation where you’ve been injured as a result of a dog bite and the owner wasn’t in possession of the dog at the time, that may not prevent you from pursuing a dog bite case in Kansas.
Were you or a loved one a victim of a dog bite in Kansas and have questions about these 5 things to know after a dog bite? Contact our experienced Kansas dog bite lawyers today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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