Top East Gadsden, AL Dog Bite Lawyers Near You

Dog Bite Lawyers | Gadsden Office | Serving East Gadsden, AL

1031 Forrest Ave, Gadsden, AL 35901-3539

Dog Bite Lawyers | Gadsden Office | Serving East Gadsden, AL

413 Broad St, Gadsden, AL 35901

Dog Bite Lawyers | Gadsden Office | Serving East Gadsden, AL

153 South 9th Street, Gadsden, AL 35901

Dog Bite Lawyers | Gadsden Office | Serving East Gadsden, AL

140 South 9th Street, PO Box 388, Gadsden, AL 35901

Dog Bite Lawyers | Gadsden Office | Serving East Gadsden, AL

821 Chestnut Street, Gadsden, AL 35901

Dog Bite Lawyers | Gadsden Office | Serving East Gadsden, AL

930 Forrest Avenue, Gadsden, AL 35901-3623

Dog Bite Lawyers | Gadsden Office | Serving East Gadsden, AL

141 South 9th Street, Gadsden, AL 35901

East Gadsden Dog Bite Information

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Find a Dog Bite Attorney near East Gadsden

Did a Dog Bite You?

If you were bitten by a dog there are laws in place to help you. Dog bite laws are a mixture of city and county ordinances and state law that establishes when the dog’s owner is liable to the bite victim. A few states use the “one bite rule,” which shields the dog’s owner from liability in that one incident, unless the owner knew the dog bites. These laws establish proper control of the dog and when the dog’s owner is liable to the bite victim.

Learn Your Rights Regarding Dog Bite

Most states are strict liability jurisdictions, meaning the dog’s owner or controller is liable to the victim unless the dog owner has a valid defense. Find out if you are entitled to compensation by talking to an East Gadsden dog bite attorney.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

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

Plaintiff – a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.

Judgment – A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.

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