Top Falkville, AL Animal Attack Lawyers Near You

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  • The Cole Law Firm, LLC

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Decatur Office | Serving Falkville, AL

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Decatur Office | Serving Falkville, AL

  • Eyster, Key, Tubb, Roth, Middleton & Adams, LLP

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Decatur Office | Serving Falkville, AL

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Decatur Office | Serving Falkville, AL

  • Caine | Goldsmith

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Moulton Office | Serving Falkville, AL

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Moulton Office | Serving Falkville, AL

  • Wilmer & Lee, P.A.

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Decatur Office | Serving Falkville, AL

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Decatur Office | Serving Falkville, AL

  • Burney & Burney

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Decatur Office | Serving Falkville, AL

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Decatur Office | Serving Falkville, AL

  • Jonathan D. Watson, Attorney at Law

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Decatur Office | Serving Falkville, AL

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Decatur Office | Serving Falkville, AL

Falkville Animal Attack Information

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Has an Animal Attacked You?

Animal attacks by domesticated or dangerous animals kept as pets, which can be severe and even life threatening, are a patchwork of city and county ordinances and state law assigning liability to the animal’s owner for the injuries sustained. In some cases, criminal law may also apply.

Animal Attack Legal Recourse

Most states are strict liability jurisdictions, meaning the person who owns or controls the animal is liable to the victim unless the animal’s owner has a valid defense, such as a third party let the animal loose without the owner’s knowledge or consent. A Falkville animal attack attorney can advise you if you are entitled to compensation.

How an Attorney Can Help

An attorney can often resolve your particular legal issue faster and better than trying to do it alone. A lawyer can help you navigate the legal system, while avoiding costly mistakes or procedural errors. You should seek out an attorney whose practice focuses on the area of law most relevant to your issue.

What to Expect from an Initial Consultation

  • Seek to determine whether the attorney can represent you. There is no one-size-fits-all legal solution and it may turn out your needs are better served by an attorney in a different specialization.
  • It’s important to find a legal ally who is both competent in the law and someone you can trust to protect your interests.
  • Discuss how the practice’s billing works and discuss possible additional charges or fees that may arise during or after the resolution of your case.

An attorney consultation should provide you with enough information so that you can make an informed decision on whether to proceed with legal help.

Tips on Hiring an Experienced Lawyer with Animal Attack Cases

The more experienced a lawyer is in legal practice, the more likely he/she will be able to bring about a successful resolution to your issue. Since experience matters, lawyers who’ve been practicing law for many years (with a successful track record) tend to be in high demand. You should look for information about a lawyer’s experience and ask questions during the initial meeting. It’s a very good idea to ask the lawyer how many years he/she has been practicing law and the expected outcome of your case.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se – This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute – Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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