Top Smiths Station, AL Animal Attack Lawyers Near You

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    Walker Law Firm

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Smiths Station, AL

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Smiths Station, AL

  • McCollum & Wilson, PC

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Smiths Station, AL

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Smiths Station, AL

  • Mike Slocumb Law Firm

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Smiths Station, AL

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Smiths Station, AL

  • The Finley Firm, P.C.

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Smiths Station, AL

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Smiths Station, AL

  • Capell & Howard P.C.

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Opelika Office | Serving Smiths Station, AL

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Opelika Office | Serving Smiths Station, AL

  • Walton Law Firm, P.C.

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Smiths Station, AL

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Smiths Station, 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 Smiths Station animal attack attorney can advise you if you are entitled to compensation.

What sort of issues can I seek legal help with?

Specialized legal help is available for most legal issues. Each case is unique; seeking legal help is a smart first step toward understanding your legal situation and seeking the best path toward resolution for your case. An experienced lawyer understands the local laws surrounding your case and what your best legal options might be. More importantly, there are certain situations and circumstances – such as being charged with a crime – where you should always seek experienced legal help.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney’s hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For “routine” legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court’s reach in personal jurisdiction.

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