Top Salem, AL Animal Attack Lawyers Near You

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    Walker Law Firm

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Salem, AL

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Salem, AL

  • McCollum & Wilson, PC

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Salem, AL

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Salem, AL

  • Mike Slocumb Law Firm

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Salem, AL

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Salem, AL

  • The Finley Firm, P.C.

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Salem, AL

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Salem, AL

  • Capell & Howard P.C.

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Opelika Office | Serving Salem, AL

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Opelika Office | Serving Salem, AL

  • Walton Law Firm, P.C.

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Salem, AL

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Salem, AL

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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 Salem 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.

The Importance of a Good Consultation

The goal of an initial consultation is to find an attorney you are comfortable working with and someone who can help you understand your options under the law. Seek to understand the relevant legal experience the attorney brings to your case. While it is not realistic to expect an attorney to resolve your legal issue during an initial consultation, you should gain a level of comfort with his/her ability to do so. A good consultation can clarify issues, raise pertinent questions and considerations for your case, and help you make an informed decision towards resolving your legal issue.

How much does it cost to hire an attorney?

In general, how much an attorney costs will often depend on these four factors: billing method and pricing structure, type of legal work performed, law firm prestige, and attorney experience. Depending on the legal issue you are facing, an attorney may bill you by the hour, settle on a flat fee, or enter into a contingency fee agreement. The type of legal work you need help with will also play a role in cost incurred.

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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