Attacked By A Neighbor's Dog: How A Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You Sue


Are you temporarily unable to work after being attacked by a neighbor's dog? You will need a personal injury lawyer to help you through the process of filing a lawsuit so you can get compensated for your trauma. In this article, find out what a lawyer will do to prove to the court that your neighbor is at fault for the dog attacking you.

How Can a Lawyer Assist with a Lawsuit for a Dog Attack?

The key to winning the lawsuit will be proving that your neighbor actually broke the law, which can vary from state to state. Your lawyer will ask how you and the dog came into contact, such as if he or she escaped through a broken fence. The lawyer will also want to know what kind of dog attacked you, as some breeds are known to attack people more than others. An investigation will be done to find out if your neighbor failed to properly keep the dog restrained either on a leash, or by making sure a good fence is up.

The lawyer will investigate the history of the dog responsible for the attack. For instance, he or she will find out if the dog has ever attacked anyone else. Your lawyer will also find out if your neighbor has been sued for a similar incident in the past.

You will have to give the lawyer a copy of your medical record that shows you are getting treated for injuries from a dog attack. It is also important for you to get a document that shows how long you are expected to be treated, as it can help you recoup money for future medical expenses. Other than suing for your medical bills, a lawyer can also help with compensation that may include:

  • Mental anguish
  • Pain & suffering
  • Time lost from work
  • Handicap accessible equipment

What Will a Lawyer Charge to Help with a Lawsuit?

Your lawyer will not likely charge you anything upfront to work on your dog bite case. He or she will base the fees on what is won in the lawsuit, which is called working on a contingency basis. You may have to pay up to an average of 40% of what is won to the lawyer. In most cases, no payment will be paid to the lawyer if your dog bite lawsuit is unsuccessful in court. Contact a personal injury lawyer like those at Kuzyk Law so you can get paid for your injuries!


29 April 2015

My Day in Court

When I sued a product manufacturer after a disfiguring accident, I never expected to actually go to court. I assumed that the case would eventually be settled, like most personal injury cases are. To my surprise, they wouldn't budge, and we ended up having to go all the way to court. I was pretty nervous about testifying, but I had a great attorney that prepared me well, and everything went smoothly. In the end, the jury saw things my way. I realized that I probably wasn't the only person to ever experience an unexpected day in court, and that's how I got the idea to start this blog. If you're looking for tips to help you prepare or wondering what to expect when you go to court for a lawsuit, this blog contains important information for you.