When you hire an attorney to handle a dog bite case in New Orleans, you have control over how your attorney handles the issues in the case.
There are a few things to keep in mind, with the primary being that your attorney will negotiate with your neighbor’s homeowner’s insurance company in most instances.
You’ll be filing an insurance claim that will typically be settled once you have a doctor’s diagnosis and prognosis in hand.
Relationships with neighbors are a valid concern in dog bite cases, but that doesn’t mean you should suffer twice when you or a child has been attacked by a dog.
An experienced New Orleans dog bite attorney knows how to negotiate with insurers, and will follow your instructions when it comes to how to handle ancillary issues like the status of the dog and your neighbor’s liability.
An attorney can also help you win a much larger settlement than if you try to go it alone with the insurance company.
Dog bite cases often require ongoing treatment and even intensive interventions like reconstructive surgery.
You shouldn’t have to pay big out of pocket costs when someone else’s conduct has been negligent or reckless and led to injury.
At The Gertler Law Firm, we’ve been helping people in New Orleans recover after injuries for 30 years, and we’ve recovered more than $100,000,000 in damage awards and settlements for our clients during that time.
If you or your child has been bitten by a neighbor’s dog, call us today at 504-581-6411 for a free consultation with an experienced New Orleans dog bite attorney.