Montana Dog Bite Lawyer
Free Consultations With a Dog Bite Lawyer / ContingencyThe Advocates offers free consultations. This includes phone calls, chats (operated through the website) email, etc. When you call The Advocates, you can to speak with a dog bite lawyer immediately. This differs from other personal injury law firms where they will pencil you in for an appointment. With the Advocates, your dog bite attorney is able to give you advice and help review your case on the spot. The Advocates’ dog bite lawyers also work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not have to pay an attorney’s fee unless your case is successfully resolved.
Dog Bite Settlements and VerdictsBeing the victim of a dog bite is a traumatic experience. The physical and psychological stress can be extremely taxing. Dog bites are more common than you think and can result in serious injuries. The state of Montana is more favorable to the victim when it comes to dog bites. This means, according to Montana Code, that the dog owner “is liable for damages that may be suffered by the person bitten regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner’s knowledge of the viciousness.” This code also outlines that the owner is liable if a person is bitten “in a public place or lawfully on or in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog.” If you have been the victim of a dog attack, the Advocates Law can help. The Advocates Law is committed to helping you receive the compensation you need for your losses.
How Would a Dog Bite Attorney Help Me?
Fortunately, you will not have to pay anything upfront since our dog bite lawyers work on a contingency basis. Contingency means that we get paid if we help you reach a fair settlement. Our fees are a percent of the overall total we help you receive.
With dog bite injuries, whether or not you have a case is based on knowing who was at fault. An owner is liable for their dog’s actions (except if the injured person provoked the dog, trespassed, was unreasonably careless, etc.). Because the circumstances of each dog bite case are different, we encourage you to speak with one of our dog bite lawyers. It is the best method for knowing whether or not you have a case. Your dog bite attorney can evaluate all of the details and help you know if your case is worth it.
Knowing how long the legal process is going to take is difficult. Suffice it to say, it depends. Generally, how long it takes is connected to how long you are receiving treatment for your injuries. It will not be in your best interest to settle if you have not been released from treatment. There are many reasons for this. The biggest being we want to ensure that the at-fault insurance carrier pays all of your medical bills resulting from the dog bite injuries.
As mentioned above, a dog bite injury is frequently followed by expensive hospital visits. Dog bite-related injuries can result in nerve damage, permanent disfigurement, and other problematic traumas. More than 28,000 people in the U.S. underwent reconstructive surgery in 2015 because of dog attack injuries. A dog attack is always sudden and unexpected and can cause the troublesome medical bills to pile up. A dog bite should be covered by the owner’s homeowner insurance. Generally, homeowner insurance policies include liability if their dog attacks someone. Nevertheless, each policy is different and should be examined carefully. Because insurance companies are trying to make a profit, they are sometimes slow to pay out claims. Insurance companies also benefit from the fact that victims do not normally know their rights. A personal injury lawyer can help in maneuvering unknown territory. They can help ensure that you receive fair compensation to help offset the high costs associated with a dog attack.