Yes, even if a dog bite injury occurred when a friend and their dog was visiting your home, you can usually build a case for damages.
New Orleans and Louisiana apply a strict liability framework in dog bite cases, which means that without evidence of something like provocation of the animal, the owner of the dog is assumed to be liable in dog bite injury cases.
The majority of dog bite cases nationwide involve children as the victims of a bite.
This can lead to long-term medical issues, including cosmetic surgeries to correct disfigurement that health insurance companies may or may not cover, plus enormous strain on the financial and time resources of the entire family.
The costs aren’t just in the bills that are due, but also in time lost from work by the parents, and attention taken away from other children and one another.
Serious dog bite situations involving a child include a level of complexity that few other types of cases do, and it’s important that your family is able to get the help it needs as promptly as possible.
The Gertler Law Firm has represented clients recovering from dog bites for three decades in New Orleans.
In that time, we’ve helped our accident and injury clients recover more than $100,000,000 in damage awards and settlements in their cases.
When your child has been bitten by a dog, call us right away at 504-581-6411 and talk to an experienced New Orleans dog bite attorney for free.