After being injured by a dog bite, one of the most important decisions you will make is hiring a lawyer who can represent your interests and make sure you are compensated for your injuries. This is a highly personal decision and depends on a number of factors. There is certain information you will want to have before hiring a lawyer to file a Fall River dog bite lawsuit on your behalf. The following questions are a good place to start in evaluating whether the lawyer you are considering hiring is the best for your case:
1. How Much Experience do you Have in Personal Injury?
You want to make sure you hire a lawyer who has experience in the personal injury field. Specifically, you want to make sure that the lawyer has experience handling dog bite cases. The more familiar a lawyer is with your specific type of case, the more it will benefit you. Attorney Paul d’Oliveira has been practicing personal injury law for over 30 years, and has successfully obtained many large dog bite settlements. Our associate attorneys also possess a high level of expertise in handling personal injury lawsuits and have been successfully negotiating settlements for the past 19 years or more. Read more.
2. How Much are Your Legal Fees?
It is important to understand how the lawyer you are hiring is to be paid. Generally, the lawyer will provide you with a fee agreement that will explain the amount of the fee. In personal injury, it is standard to charge a 1/3 fee of any settlement or award recovered on your behalf. The personal injury lawyers at d’Oliveira and Associates charge this standard 1/3 fee. No fees are collected unless we obtain a settlement or award in your case. Hiring an experienced lawyer can often lead to a larger settlement. Read more.
3. Can I Recover for My Injuries?
Each case is different, and the settlement amount will vary based on the facts and circumstances of the individual situation. A lawyer cannot guarantee that you will win. However, it is important to understand how things are likely to turn out. An experienced personal injury lawyer can explain the process involved in a Fall River dog bite lawsuit and the possible outcomes of your case. Read more.
4. How do You Communicate with Clients?
Regular and ongoing communication with your lawyer is an important factor in settling your case. Your lawyer should keep you updated as to what is going on in the case, and you should inform the lawyer of your progress as far as healing and your treatment. The experienced dog bite lawyers at d’Oliveira and Associates routinely monitor clients’ medical records, keep a close eye on their progress and recovery, and keep our clients informed of the status of their case every step of the way. Read more.
Contact an Experienced Fall River Dog Bite Lawyer
If you or someone you know has been injured by a dog bite in the Fall River area, contact one of our experienced Fall River dog bite lawyers located at 408 Bedford Street, Fall River, MA. You may be entitled to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other losses. No fees are received unless we get you an award or settlement. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call us at 1-508- 677-0500 or toll free at 1-800-992-6878. You may also fill out our contact form online.