It’s always a good idea to consult with an attorney in instances where you may not fully know your legal rights or have all the information you need to make the best decision.
Most likely, your neighbor is making a good faith offer to take care of an issue that he or she feels responsible for, but unless you know for certain that there is no risk of future costs or even future injuries from the dog in question, talk to a lawyer about your rights.
If you or your child have been bitten or attacked by a neighbor’s dog, the immediate hospital bills may only be the beginning.
Especially when children are victims, there can be additional medical expenditures related to the incident in the future, including cosmetic surgery, which often isn’t covered by insurance.
Your neighbor isn’t likely to have cash on hand to cover expensive surgeries, which is why an experienced dog bite attorney in New Orleans can work through their homeowner’s insurance company to secure the kind of financial safeguard you need to cover current and future medical costs.
At The Gertler Law Firm, we work with clients on a contingency-fee basis for dog bite cases, meaning that if we don’t win your case or reach a settlement with the insurance company, you pay nothing.
Studies show that when people go it alone against insurers in dog bite cases, they typically win just a fraction of the amount they keep when they work with an attorney.
When you’re dealing with a dog bite in New Orleans, call us today at 504-581-6411 and talk to an experienced dog bite injury attorney for free.