6 Dog Bite Tips For You

Were you or a loved one a victim of a dog bite in Kansas and have questions about these 6 dog bite tips for you? Call our Kansas attorneys.

1) Choosing a Dog Bite Attorney

6 Dog Bite Tips For YouA question we get a lot is, “How do you go about finding the best attorney to handle a dog bite case in Kansas?” There are a couple of things to consider in making that decision. One, 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.

If you have any questions about your dog bite case in Kansas, just give us a call and we’d be happy to talk to you about that.

2) Dog Bite Attorney Fees

We heard from someone recently who had a dog bite injury case and wanted to hire an attorney, but they were concerned about the cost involved. 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

We got a call from someone recently and they asked how to determine if they had a dog bite case that they could pursue in Kansas. That’s a good question and very fact-specific to your case. 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.

If you have questions about whether you have a dog bite case in Kansas, just give us a call. We’d be happy to answer your questions.

4) Beware of Dog Sign

We were asked an interesting question recently, and that was, “How does a ‘Beware of Dog’ sign affect my dog bite case in Kansas?” It 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 certainly 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.

If you have any questions about your dog bite case in Kansas, just give us a call.

5) Dog Bite Liability

We talked to somebody recently who was asking who could be responsible for a dog bite in Kansas, other than the owner of the dog. 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. If you have a question about your dog bite case, just give us a call. We’d be happy to talk through that with you.

6) Dog Bite Case Going to Trial

One of our attorneys was working with a client recently who has a dog bite case, and the client was concerned about having to go to trial. She asked if she would have to go to trial or whether there was any way we could avoid that. There are a lot of people that don’t want to go to trial, and that’s understandable. We really do a good job of settling a lot of cases before having to go to trial— the vast majority of cases, in fact.

If the insurance carrier is not willing to pay a fair and reasonable amount for your damages, however, we have to be prepared to go to trial. If that happens, and if we must file suit and go to trial, we will do everything we need to do to be prepared for trial, and we will do everything necessary to prepare you for trial. You really don’t have anything to worry about in going to trial.

If you have any questions about your dog bite injury case, just give me a call and I’d be happy to talk through that with you.


Were you or a loved one a victim of a dog bite in Kansas and have questions about these 6 dog bite tips for you? Contact our experienced Kansas dog bite lawyers today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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