The cost of getting treatment after sustaining injuries from a dog bite can be quite high. Even if you have health insurance, you might sustain other economic and non-economic damages from the experience. Our Duson dog bite lawyers can help you fight for justice and monetary compensation from the dog owner.
Seeking damages on your own can be a confusing task, and you may make mistakes along the way that negatively affect your claim. We will handle your claim and negotiate with the liable party for a fair settlement.
How Your Dog Bite Lawyer Can Help You Seek Justice
Your lawyer will talk with you and explain Louisiana’s dog bite laws. For instance, Louisiana imposes strict liability on all dog owners. This means you can hold the dog owner responsible if the injuries you sustained were preventable.
We Will Prove the Dog Owner’s Responsibility for Your Injuries
Your personal injury lawyer will help you establish the dog owner’s responsibility by showing that:
- The dog owner failed to keep their dog on their compound.
- The dog bite occurred without provocation.
- The dog owner knowingly kept a dangerous dog in violation of Louisiana’s RS 14:102:14
We Will Search for and Present Evidence of Your Dog Bite Injuries
We will collect evidence by investigating your claim, where the dog attack occurred, and the dog owner’s history. Our lawyers have beneficial resources and knowledge to build a case against the liable party.
For instance, we can collect evidence from witnesses or get video footage of the incident if it happened in a location under surveillance.
We Will Negotiate for Fair Damages for Your Dog Bite Losses
Your lawyer will communicate with the responsible party and their insurer. Handling communications with the other party is part of the negotiation process. Injured parties who communicate directly with the negligent party or the insurer can risk receiving a lowball offer.
If the negligent party or their insurer offers an unacceptable settlement amount, we can help you file your claim.
For a free legal consultation with a dog bite lawyer serving Duson, call (337) 777-7777
The Worth of a Dog Bite Injury Claim
The compensation you receive from a dog bite injury claim will pay your medical bills. The journal Heliyon reports that approximately 337,103 emergency visits to the hospital due to dog bites. The medical bills you incur may even involve future costs of treatment.
Your dog bite lawyer can help you estimate the value of all expected future medical bills when determining the worth of your claim. You could also be eligible to receive compensation for the following:
- Wages you have missed
- Loss of wage-earning opportunities due to your injuries
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Burial and funeral costs
The damages recoverable in a dog bite injury case are different if the injured party succumbs to their injuries. The immediate family members of the injured party could recover damages in a wrongful death claim. Our Duson lawyers can advise you on how best to ensure that your claim is fairly compensated.
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Possible Injuries a Dog Bite Can Cause and What To Do After the Attack
Injuries you might likely sustain from a dog bite are:
- Soft tissue injuries
- Puncture wounds
- Broken bones
- Nerve damage
After suffering a dog bite, the first thing you ought to do is see a doctor. Receiving medical attention prevents the injury from getting infected. You should hold on to the medical records of your injuries. Such records are evidence of your injury; they can help you prove that you suffered damages due to the dog owner’s breach of duty.
After sustaining dog bite injuries, the second thing you should do is reach out to your lawyer. Your dog bite lawyer will look for the dog owner and gather the contact details of anyone who saw the dog attack. We will take all the necessary steps to help you build your claim while receiving treatment for the injuries you have sustained.
When Do You Need To File Your Dog Bite Lawsuit?
You need to file your lawsuit as soon as possible. Like all personal injury lawsuits, dog bite injury lawsuits are time-sensitive. There is a one-year statute of limitations imposed by Louisiana’s CC 3492 that begins counting down from the date of the dog bite. The negligent party and their insurer know about the one-year time limit.
Thus, these parties can frustrate your efforts to get compensated by using time-consuming tactics. This is because they know that if the statute of limitations expires, the state bars you from recovering any damages. Even without any efforts from the liable party or their insurer, you might find it difficult to build your claim in under one year.
Your dog bite lawyer can work on your claim as soon as you hire us. We will work on your claim throughout your recovery period. Your lawyer can ensure your lawsuit gets filed in court before the statute of limitations expires.
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How You Can Expect To Pay for Our Dog Bite Lawyers’ Services
A dog bite lawyer from our firm will cost you nothing in upfront fees or costs. Our goal is to help you seek damages. So, we work on a contingency-fee basis. We will only get legal fees if we help you win your claim through court or in a negotiated settlement with the liable party.
Reach Out to a Duson Dog Bite Legal Team Today
Navigating the legal complexities in a claims process can be very confusing. A Duson lawyer can help you or your family members take legal action against a dog owner whose pet caused you injuries or damages.
Reach out to us today by calling Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers.