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A dog bite can be totally unexpected, possibly even from an animal that seems totally tame and has never attacked a human before. If you are unfortunate enough to be attacked or bitten by a dog, you’ll have a lot to worry about - the expense of medical bills, severe pain, needing to take time off work…the list goes on. If the cause of the dog bite was the carelessness of or negligence of the dogs owner, you may have a case for compensation. This is where Glacier can step in to help.
Our top personal injury lawyers have a proven track record of success, going after and winning state maximum payouts for victims of dog bites. We work fast, communicate with our clients clearly and transparently, and get great results. With Glacier on your side, you can rest assured knowing that you’re working with some of the best attorneys in the business.
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Why Choose Us?
Glacier has a huge amount of experience winning every kind of personal injury case, including dog bite cases, car, truck and motorcycle injury cases, medical malpractice cases, slips and falls, and many more.
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The attorneys at Glacier Law Firm are legal professionals with decades of combined experience—experience you need for a successful outcome.
Our lawyers have experience working on dozes of types of legal cases, including personal injury, workers comp, family, law, immigration and more.
We never exaggerate to land new clients. You can always expect open, honest legal counsel from our team.
We’re big on communication, and we always keep our clients in the loop and up to date on the status of their case.
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The faster we work, the faster you get results. Clients love us because we waste zero time in building cases.
At Glacier, you’re not “just another client.” We deliver a personal touch that’s often lacking with other law firms.
The Dog Bite Law Firm Serving Kalispell Montana
Dog Bite Info
Dog bite victims often don’t see it coming when a previously well behaved dog suddenly turns vicious. A seemingly harmless, gentle dog can attack without warning. You’ll probably have no time to think about protecting yourself, and the resulting injuries can be extremely severe.
If you’ve been attacked by a dog, it’s only fair that the dog’s owner pays you compensation so that you can cover medical and rehabilitation costs. In the state of Montana, we’re protected by very rigorous dog bite liability laws.
If you have been injured during an attack by a dog, you may well be entitled to compensation. Some of the most common injuries sustained by dog bite victims include:
Even if you weren’t bitten during a dog attack, you could still be entitled to compensation. For example, if you tripped and fell running away from an aggressive animal, injuring yourself, you might still be entitled to compensation.
Glacier’s attorneys can help. We will investigate the attack, build up a case, and fight to get you fair compensation. We know this is a difficult time for you, but we’ll do our best to carry some of the burden and improve your situation.
Glacier Law was with me every step to get through a car accident. Alex and staff, are exceptionally kind people. I would refer, anyone.
— Barbara C.
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What kind of cases do you have experience of?
As well as dog bite cases, Glacier has significant experience of taking on and winning all kinds of personal injury cases, across the state of Montana. If you’ve been hurt or injured in any way because of another person’s negligence, we’re here to help.
Dog bites are common, and they take place across the state. We proudly represent victims from all across Montana, including those from Kalispell, Glacier County, Flathead County, Lincoln County, Lake County, Hill County and elsewhere.
How much does hiring a dog bite attorney cost?
Like most personal injury law firms, Glacier charges clients on a contingency basis, meaning that we take a percentage of your overall settlement. That means you don’t need to pay a single cent until the case is won, so there’s no need for you to stress about legal fees.
If your case is very simple and straightforward, and you’re not looking for much in the way of a payout, you could represent yourself. However, very few dog bite cases are that cut-and-dried, and victims who do represent themselves instead of hiring a child injury dog bite lawyer Kalispell Montana usually end up with less compensation.
Montana’s dog bite liability laws are fairly strict, but that doesn’t mean that every dog bite victim has a case. The only way to be 100 percent certain is to consult with a Kalispell dog bite attorney and ask for their professional opinion.
Do I have to pay legal fees if I don’t win?
In line with the practice of most personal injury firms, Glacier will only charge you if we win your case. You’ve already gone through an ordeal, and we don’t want to add your burden by billing you while the case is still underway.
How long will my case go on for?
That depends on how the case progresses. Simple cases with small payouts are usually resolved more quickly, while complex cases with bigger payouts will generally take longer to resolve.
We’re totally focused on getting you a fair payout, and we’re often able to achieve this through negotiating a settlement out of court. But if a trial is necessary, don’t worry. We’ll tell you well in advance, prepare thoroughly, and fight for you all of the way.
What does strict liability mean?
In dog bite cases, Montana is a strict liability state. That means it doesn’t matter if the dog has never bitten anyone previously, or that the owner had no idea their dog was capable of attacking someone - they can still be held liable for the victims injuries.
The same as in other states, Montana operates according to the statute of limitations, meaning that there’s a time limit on filing a personal injury lawsuit. You have three years from the date of the dog attack to bring your case to court.
It’s very hard to estimate the exact value of your case, especially early on, so be cautious about lawyers who do offer a precise figure - they probably just want you as a client. As the case progresses, more information becomes available, allowing a better estimate to be made.
What is lawful presence?
According to Montana state law and Kalispell dog bite law, you are considered to be lawful present when you are the dog owner’s guest, you are on the dog owner’s property pursuant to municipal ordinance or performing duty under federal or state law, or if you were invited by the dog’s owner.
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