Dog attacks have the potential to cause debilitating injuries and lifelong emotional and physical scars. Fortunately, victims of dog bites have rights when it comes to holding an accountable party responsible and recovering financially. The animal’s owner is the first avenue of recovery to pay compensation for your past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Do I Need To Hire An Attorney?
Hiring a personal injury attorney is critical in order to receive the highest possible recovery that is available to you without any undue delay. Many people injured as the result of the negligence of a third party might be reluctant to hire a lawyer. This is because people do not want to have to spend money unnecessarily if they feel that a personal injury claim might be something that they could handle themselves. In Texas, the standard method of payment for a personal injury attorney is through what is called a contingency fee. This means that a personal injury lawyer won’t ever send you a bill, invoice, or receipt. The lawyer would get paid by taking a percentage of whatever the recovery is. That is the case if the recovery is through a settlement or through a jury trial. If, for whatever reason, there is no recovery, then you would not have to pay the lawyer anything. The statute of limitation to recover for an injury or death resulting from negligence is only two years. You only have two years to pursue a recovery from a negligent party. Insurance will delay investigating the claim, making reasonable efforts to respond to you timely and give you an appropriate response to your claim until this limitation expires.