It is up to you if you need a dog bite lawyer, but they can help you pursue compensation for your injuries after you are hurt in an animal attack. In addition, they can investigate the incident, build a case, and negotiate for the money you may deserve for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Oftentimes, personal injury lawyers will work on a contingency-fee-basis—meaning that there are no upfront costs to begin a case. You only pay us from the final settlement we secure for you.
How a Lawyer Can Fight for You After a Dog Bite Attack
A dog bite lawyer will advocate for your rights and protect your best interests. Here are some of the ways Loncar Lyon Jenkins can help you seek compensation for your injuries.
We will Investigate the Attack to Help You Gather Evidence
It may not initially be obvious why or how a dog attack occurred. We can investigate the accident to determine what factors allowed this to happen. They can also work to demonstrate negligence on the part of the owner and show evidence for the dangerous nature of the dog involved.
For example, the dog owner may have failed to take the proper precautions to ensure the safety of others. This could have included:
- A failure to use the proper safety equipment (leashes, muzzles, and more)
- A failure to supervise their animal
- Any other negligent behavior that results in their dog attacking
If the dog bit someone else previously, your case may be more straightforward to prove. If the dog was never deemed to be vicious or dangerous in the past, however, you may need to work harder to show that the owner should be liable for your injuries. We can help you with gathering the necessary evidence in order to satisfy the unique demands of a dog bite case.
If there are multiple responsible parties involved in the dog bite attack, we will work to determine liability. Then, they will use the information uncovered to build the strongest possible case on your behalf.
We will Negotiate with the Insurance Company on Your Behalf
It is possible that you will never have to set foot in a courtroom in order to seek the compensation you deserve for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you lost a loved one to a dog bite injury, we could also seek compensation for the damages associated with your loved one’s loss as well.
We can use the evidence we have gathered to negotiate with the insurance companies for a settlement. Oftentimes, insurance companies try to pay you less than what you are owed. They want to keep their bottom line—and the amount they give injured victims—as low as possible.
Your dog bite lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins knows this and will negotiate on your behalf. If the insurance companies will not pay, then we will not hesitate to bring the case to court to fight for you.
We will Advocate for You in Court, if Necessary
If necessary, we will advocate for your rights before a judge or jury. Sometimes this means that your case will get resolved by a verdict, and other times insurance companies will settle once a trial has begun.
We have the courtroom experience that lets the insurance companies know that we mean business. They may be more likely to settle if they know your lawyer is willing to take the case through to the end.
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The Statute of Limitations in Your Case
According to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §16.003, the statute of limitations for bringing a personal injury lawsuit is generally two years from the time of the incident. Your time to bring a dog bite lawsuit is limited, so the sooner you get in contact with us, the sooner they can get started fighting for you.
Contact the Strong Arm attorneys at Loncar Lyon Jenkins Today
Call in the Strong Arm. Reach out to Loncar Lyon Jenkins today to learn more about our services and receive your free consultation. If you decide to work with us, you don’t have to pay any upfront costs to get started with a case. We are proud to serve dog bite victims in the Dallas area.