Pets can be a great deal of joy, but if not properly managed, they can cause untold physical and emotional damage. Although not all vicious attacks are serious, some can be catastrophic especially when they involve infected animals and young children. If you’ve been a victim of a dog attack, seeking medical care is very important. While at it, you should consider filing a personal injury claim if someone else’s dog injured you.
At Lone Star Injury Attorneys, we pride ourselves on offering expert and unmatched legal representation for all our clients. It doesn’t matter whether you were injured in a car accident, slip and fall accident, or dog bite attack. If someone was negligent in their behavior, letting their animal stroll without care, we hold them accountable for your injuries. Our Montgomery County dog bite lawyers will make a great difference in your injury case from investigations to litigation.
Obviously, we rush to protect our loved ones even when their actions cause us harm. You would feel awful suing a long-term friend or a loved one when their dog attacks you. However, this shouldn’t trouble you as much. The mere fact that you know them doesn’t necessarily mean that you should give up your legal rights to compensation.
A Montgomery County dog bite attorney will discuss and explain the matter at hand to your loved one, allowing your friendship or relations to continue unperturbed. Remember, the compensation you get will not come from their pockets, but rather, their insurance companies. A dog attack from someone you know shouldn’t strain your relationship.
There are times when injured victims are also to blame for their injuries. Such instances are in most cases settled through shared fault. Remember, Texas is a comparative fault state. If you are partially at fault, but your degree of liability falls below 50%, you can still recover a beneficial outcome. However, the final payout will be reduced by your percentage of fault. For example, if your damages are worth $10,000, and the lawsuit is successful, you only receive $7,000 if you were 30% at fault. Any fault above 50% is not compensable.
Truthfully, there is no accurate measure of the value of your claim. But having a resourceful Montgomery County dog bite attorney allows you to make an in-depth assessment of your losses to determine the value of your claim. Generally, your compensation should cover economic and non-economic damages such as:
Don’t simply guess the value of your claim, or even walk blindly into a legal tussle without an idea of what you are entitled to. Retain a seasoned attorney to guarantee a fair settlement.
Among the most common questions, our clients ask is how much we charge injured victims. This is a good question. You are probably wondering the same. The good news is that we don’t charge anything until you are compensated. Most personal injury law firms, including ours, work on a contingency fee basis. This means our attorneys take up your case for free, cover all legal fees and fight for your rights at no hidden costs.
If your case is unsuccessful, we do not charge you. But if you are compensated, we also get paid. We retain a percentage of your final payout, as agreed during consultations. Don’t give up on your rights just because you think retaining an attorney is expensive.
If you were severely injured following a dog attack, don’t wait, contact our Montgomery County dog injury lawyers right away. You have a short time to file your case for consideration. We offer FREE consultations so you can feel comfortable discussing your case in detail with our legal teams.