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How to Choose a Connecticut Dog Bite Lawyer

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Connecticut Dog Bite Attorneys

A dog attack is not only a traumatic experience for you or your child, it can be expensive. You need a Connecticut dog bite lawyer. Emergency medical care, medications, and potentially reconstructive surgery all combine to put a substantial price tag on a dog bite. It is likely you cannot afford to pay this extra money in these difficult financial times, and you shouldn’t have to. The dog owner is responsible for your injuries and should be prepared to compensate you for related expenses.

To ensure you get the compensation you deserve, you should seek the help of a personal injury lawyer. But there are so many in Connecticut—how do you choose the right one. Below are some tips for finding the right dog bite lawyer for your case.


The first place to start looking for a dog bite lawyer is asking friends and family if they have worked with a personal injury attorney. Many areas of personal injury are similar, so it’s worthwhile to get recommendations even if people haven’t worked with a lawyer over a dog bite case.

You can also talk to the doctors and animal control professionals who assisted you after the attack. They may know of a good dog bite attorney and can refer you.

Internet Research

Next, go online to check on the lawyers that have been recommended. You can read about the firms and see if they truly seem like a match for you. You can also add a few other likely candidates.

Once you have found a few good candidates, contact the firms to discuss your case. Personal injury lawyers should offer free initial consultations for dog bite cases, so there’s no risk.

What to Look for in a Dog Bite Lawyer

When choosing a dog bite lawyer for your injury case, desirable qualifications include:

  • No up-front costs and fees paid only when you win. You don’t want your dog bite lawsuit to be financially risky.
  • An emphasis on personal injury law, along with a substantial record of success. Previous success is no guarantee that your case will be successful, but you do want a firm that has proven its potential to win.
  • A passionate commitment to the law and victims’ rights.
  • Convenient locations.
  • Personable lawyers you feel you can trust. You will be working with them for a number of months and you want to make sure you get along.

Generally talking to a few lawyers is enough to find one that you can work with, but you only get one chance to pursue your case, so it’s important to pick the lawyer you think will give you the best chance of success.

Why Choose Hastings, Cohan, & Walsh, LLP

At Hastings, Cohan, & Walsh our dedication to personal injury law makes us an excellent choice for your dog bite lawsuit. You can see examples of our verdicts and settlements, and read testimonials from clients we have helped and lawyers we have worked with. We offer free consultations and advance all the costs of your lawsuit so there’s no up-front cost and no financial risk for you. And our ten locations make us convenient for people across Connecticut.

We invite you to schedule a free consultation and decide for yourself if we are the right law firm for you. Please call 888-842-8466 or email us today.