Montana Dog Bite Attorney
Every year, over 4 million people are bitten by dogs throughout the United States. Considering how 1 out of every 5 dog bites becomes infected, injuries caused by dogs should not be ignored, no matter how minor a bite may seem. Dog bites can cause long-term, even debilitating injuries if they are not treated properly. If you’ve been bitten by a dog, you should strongly consider visiting a doctor as soon as you are able.
Oftentimes, dog bite victims are hesitant to pursue a claim after being bitten by the dog of a friend, neighbor, or even a family member. Such victims shouldn’t feel hesitant, however, since it is the dog owner’s home insurance policy is liable for the injuries and losses suffered from the dog attack. An attorney with The Advocates is ready to help you sort out any liability issues you may face while filing a dog bite injury claim.
What an Advocate Can Do For Your Dog Bite Claim
When you hire The Advocates to represent your dog bite injury claim, you will never have to worry about upfront consultation costs or hidden fees. Our attorneys work on a contingency basis, meaning we don't get paid unless you do.If we don’t win your case, you won't owe us a dime in attorney fees. That is The Advocates' promise to you. Below are a just few ways The Advocates can help your case:
- Help you obtain just compensation for your injuries
- Prove liability for your dog bite
- Refer you to doctors and specialists for your injuries
- Build you the strongest possible dog bite case
"Hiring The Advocates was the best move I could have made after my accident. They were very professional and made me feel confident my case would go smoothly. They really put me at ease. I would recommend them to anyone!" - Robert S.
Why You Need a Dog Bite Lawyer
Hiring an experienced and skilled attorney really is the best way to get maximum compensation following your dog bite. Trying to settle your claim on your own opens you up to the insurance companies taking advantage of you during your time of need. In fact, multiple studies have proven that hiring an attorney to represent your injury claim can increase the value of your settlement by up to 5X. Don’t let the insurance companies pay you less than your dog bite case is worth. Hire The Advocates and make them pay what you are owed according to Montana law. You deserve an Advocate!
The Advocates Dog Bite Claim Process
Step 1: Investigate the Accident
The first steps The Advocates will take is to investigate your accident. Our attorneys do this by requesting a police report about your accident, examining any videos or photographs of the crash scene, and by contacting any relevant witnesses to the accident. Once we have firmly established liability, we will begin to hard work of building your injury claim.
Step 2: Build Your Claim
Building your car accident injury claim is one of the most time-consuming steps in the entire process. Our staff must wait until you are finished treatment for your injuries before we can compile a comprehensive medical record of the injuries you have suffered from your accident. This is a timely process so be patient.
Step 3: Negotiate a Settlement
Once you are finished treating your injuries and your medical records have been gathered, your attorney will send out a demand package to the at-fault party’s insurance. Afterwards, negotiations with your attorney will begin. If we are unable to negotiate a fair offer, then you will have the option to file a lawsuit.
Step 4: Litigate If Necessary
Time wise, litigation is the longest step in the claim process, possibly extending the life of your claim one or, even, two years. If you do decide to file a lawsuit, be prepared to potentially appear before a judge and jury.
Types of Claims Our Bicycle Accident Attorneys Represent
Over the years, the attorneys with The Advocates have represented multiple types of bicycle accident claims. Below are just a few bicycle accident injury claims we’ve assisted with:
- Bicycle accidents caused by intoxicated drivers
- Rideshare vehicles from Uber or Lyft striking with bicycles
- Accidents involving other bicyclists
- Bicycle collisions caused by distracted drivers
- Accidents caused by a failure to yield
- Crashes caused by potholes or improperly maintained roads
- Bicycle accidents caused by defective equipment
- Accidents taking place in congested intersections