Top Vestavia Hills, AL Animal Attack Lawyers Near You

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    Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

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    Littler Mendelson, P.C.

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

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    Jackson Lewis P.C.

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

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    Snable Stevenson & Silva L.L.C.

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

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    Stephen Strickland Law

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

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    Tiffany & Bosco, P.A.

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

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    The Cochran Firm

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

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    Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

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    Merrell Law Firm, LLC

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

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    Lloyd & Hogan

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

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    Pepper & Odom, P.C.

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

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    Levin, Papantonio, Rafferty, Proctor, Buchanan, O’Brien, Barr & Mougey, P.A.

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

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    Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C.

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

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    Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

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    The Oncale Firm, PC

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

  • Carr Allison

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

  • Clark, Hair & Smith, P.C.

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

  • Guin, Stokes & Evans, LLC

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

  • Friedman, Dazzio, Zulanas & Bowling P.C.

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

  • Gaines Gault Hendrix, PC

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

  • Huie Fernambucq & Stewart, LLP

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

  • Jackson, Fikes, Hood & Brakefield

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Jasper Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Jasper Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

  • Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C.

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

  • Shaw Family Law, LLC

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

    Animal Attack Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Vestavia Hills, AL

Vestavia Hills 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 Vestavia Hills animal attack attorney can advise you if you are entitled to compensation.

When to Hire a Lawyer

It is in your best interest to get legal help early on in addressing your situation. There are times when hiring a lawyer quickly is critical to your case, such as if you are charged with a crime. It may also be in your best interest to have a lawyer review the fine print before signing legal documents. A lawyer can also help you get the compensation you deserve if you’ve suffered a serious injury. For issues where money or property is at stake, having a lawyer guide you through the complexities of the legal system can save you time, hassle, and possibly a lot of grief in the long run.

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.

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

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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