Yes, when a dog attacks your dog in New Orleans, you can pursue a claim against the dog’s owner to be reimbursed for the costs of veterinary care.
Depending on the specific facts of your case, you may also be eligible for punitive damages and compensation for time away from work and other losses related to the incident.
New Orleans is definitely a dog-friendly city, but that means that some pets and some pet owners will put others and their dogs at risk.
Whether the incident happened on the street, in a dog park, or in a home, if the attacking dog’s owner isn’t willing to work with you to compensate you for your losses, an experienced New Orleans dog bite attorney may be your best recourse to collect.
Louisiana law treats dog bite cases with a strict liability formula, meaning that with very few exceptions, the owner of a dog who bites a person is always responsible for the losses the victim sustained – even if the victim is another dog.
An experienced New Orleans dog bite attorney can help evaluate your case for you and determine the best strategy to achieve a satisfactory resolution in your case.
At The Gertler Law Firm, we’ve helped injured people in New Orleans for more than 30 years, and we’re proud to have recovered more than $100,000,000 in damage awards and settlements for them.
Call us today at 504-581-6411 and talk to a lawyer for free.