Yes, it may be possible to make a successful claim for compensation after a dog bite in New Orleans even if the dog was properly leashed.
Every case is built on facts, and examining the facts of your case is vital in determining whether negligence can be shown on the part of the dog’s owner.
Louisiana law applies a strict liability concept in cases of dog bites, meaning that the owner is strictly liable for dog bite damages except in very narrow circumstances.
When you or your child has been bitten by a dog, the owner may be liable for damages like medical expenses, lost wages from dealing with the aftermath of the bite, future medical costs, which are common in cases where reconstructive or cosmetic surgery may be required to fully heal an injury, and pain and suffering you or your child experienced during the event itself.
The Gertler Law Firm is a leader in damage recovery awards in New Orleans, with more than 30 years of experience and more than $100,000,000 million recovered for our clients in legal judgments and settlements.
Don’t wait and risk missing important deadlines when you’ve been hurt by a dog in New Orleans.
Call 504-581-6411 today and talk to an experienced New Orleans dog bite attorney for free.