The staff was great from the first time I entered the facility. I was always greeted with a smile and the phone conversations were pleasant. They kept me up to date and informed on the details of my case. - Carlicia B.
Dog Bite Attorneys
Since we have welcomed pets into our homes and our lives we often forget that they are still animals. Animal bites are serious injuries and can cause lasting trauma, both physically and emotionally.Contact Our Firm
- How and when do I pay for a personal injury attorney?
Most personal injury attorneys work on what is called a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay the attorney only if and when the attorney has successfully made a recovery in your case, either by settlement or by winning a jury trial. Our philosophy is that clients have enough to worry about, so clients at Glasheen, Valles & Inderman never pay us a dime out of their pockets directly; when you’re case is finished, the insurance company sends a check to our law firm, we take our percentage fee from that check, and send the remainder to the client.
In the rare event we are unable to make a recovery on your case, you still don’t pay us a dime, and that even includes case costs, court costs, expert fees, and any advances. There is truly zero risk in hiring a personal injury law firm like Glasheen, Valles & Inderman.
- What are dog bite cases?
If an owner of an animal is negligent in failing to keep their dog secure, then they can be liable. There is no such thing in the law as “one free bite” anymore. If you or a loved one, especially a child, has been injured by an animal, it is important to contact an attorney to get an idea of the value of your claim, especially if the injuries required treatment at a hospital.
Our firm has handled numerous animal attack cases over the years. Most homeowner’s insurance policies cover the liability of a homeowner whose dog attacked someone. Therefore, there is usually a potential source of recovery for damages.
- What about dog bites?
Our firm has handled numerous animal attacks over the years, many involving recoveries of several hundred thousands of dollars. There is no such thing in the law as “one free bite” anymore. If an owner of an animal is negligent in failing to keep their dog secure, then they can be liable. Most homeowner’s insurance policies cover the liability of a homeowner whose dog attacked someone. Therefore, there is usually a potential source of recovery for damages when a homeowner’s dog bites.
- Why should I hire an attorney?
Potential defendants are usually covered by insurance. The insurance companies are notified immediately when an accident occurs, and they usually hire attorneys and expert witnesses to investigate the claim. It is important that witnesses be interviewed as soon as possible and evidence be preserved. Witnesses will often be more difficult to locate or will have a poor memory if they are interviewed much later after the accident has occurred. Evidence such as machinery parts or skid marks on the highway will disappear unless preserved quickly. Insurance companies have insurance adjusters who will contact you and try to be friendly. You should not trust the statements that insurance adjusters make to you. They are not working for you and will sometimes make misleading statements in an effort to trick you into resolving your case. Insurance adjusters also might record your conversations with them and use your statements against you in order to try to save money for the insurance companies.
The main thing we try to impress upon people is that it’s never too early to talk to an attorney, and it’s always too late. By that we mean that speaking with an attorney very soon after a crash or other accident in no way will harm you. Along the same lines, the longer you try to handle a claim on your own or delay hiring competent counsel, irreparable damage can be done in the form of recorded statements given to the insurance companies and evidence not being preserved. There is no risk or fee for speaking with an attorney and arranging an initial consultation.