We advise our clients to never accept a settlement offer in a dog bite case without having an experienced attorney review the offer and help you evaluate whether it suits your needs.
Unfortunately, in most cases we find that insurers are attempting to lowball families who’ve been affected by a dog bite, often ensuring that future medical costs, lost wages, and other incidentals that remain to be dealt with be paid for out of pocket.
Nationally, it’s believed that fewer than 1% of dog bite cases are ever compensated, and that for those that are, victims receive a small fraction of the money they’re entitled to.
In New Orleans, you are eligible to make claims against a dog owner for medical costs, pain and suffering, lost wages, future medical needs related to the bite, which may include expensive interventions like reconstructive surgery, as well as other losses you’ve incurred because of the dog bite.
It’s possible that you’ve received a fair settlement offer from a dog owner’s insurance company, but it’s worth it to take the time to be sure.
At The Gertler Law Firm, we offer free consultations for anyone in your situation, struggling to deal with the aftereffects of a child’s dog bite and trying to protect your child and your family for the future.
Call us today at 504-581-6411 for your free consultation with an experienced New Orleans dog bite attorney.