If you or your child required medical attention because of a dog bite in Kenner, Louisiana, Louisiana civil law may allow you to hold the dog’s owner liable. Dog bites that break the skin should always receive attention from a medical professional, and filing a claim may allow you to recover the costs of this visit and other damages.
A Kenner dog bite lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may be able to help you with your case. Reach out to us today to discuss your options for filing a claim or suing the dog owner. You can speak to a member of the Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers team by calling (504) 777-7777 now. Our consultations are free for dog bite victims. Call us today to get started.
Calculating Your Recoverable Damages After a Kenner Dog Bite
Dog bites, even when relatively minor, are injuries you must take seriously. The risk of infection is exceptionally high, and they often lead to severe scarring. Depending on the bite’s location and nature, you could suffer damages to underlying structures to muscles, tendons, and bone, too.
Unfortunately, the victims of dog bites are often children or seniors. Serious injuries can be even more significant in these populations, which each have their own special considerations.
When our team represents a dog bite victim, we gather evidence to prove their current and future damages. We use what we learn to put a fair settlement value on their claim and present the evidence to the insurer or at trial.
The recoverable damages in your case could include:
- Your medical costs, including both current and future medical care
- Rehabilitation, if necessary
- Plastic surgery for scarring, especially on the face, hands, or neck
- Mental health care
- Lost income
- Compensation for permanent injuries
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
For a free legal consultation with a dog bites lawyer serving Kenner, call (337) 777-7777
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Represents Dog Bite Victims on Contingency
If we handle your case, a Kenner dog bite lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers will not ask for any payment up front. We work based on contingent fees, meaning you will not need to pay us until we secure money damages in your case. When we receive the check for your settlement or judgment, we will take out the agreed-on percent before depositing the rest for you.
Building a case to hold a dog owner responsible in Louisiana is not always easy, but our attorneys know what it takes. We will gather evidence to support your claim against the owner and take action on your behalf.
We will handle your legal case while you focus on overcoming your injuries or caring for your child who suffered injuries.
In most cases, homeowner’s insurance policies will cover this type of incident, so we are often able to file an insurance claim and settle these cases out of court. We can also explore other options if this is not possible based on the facts of your case.
Talk to the team from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers for free today by calling (504) 777-7777. We can answer your questions about how this process works and your legal options. Reach out to connect with us now.
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Building a Kenner Dog Bite Injury Case
Louisiana’s dog bite laws are somewhat complex, requiring victims to prove that the owner could foresee the incident was likely to occur. Under CC Art. 2321, an owner is strictly liable for damages caused by their dog under very specific circumstances. This includes:
- The owner “knew or, in the exercise of reasonable care, should have known that his animal’s behavior would cause damage;” and
- The damage would not have occurred if the owner kept the dog contained or took other reasonable actions; and
- The owner failed to take reasonable actions.
Louisiana statutes also define a “dangerous dog” under RS Art. 14:102.14. If we can demonstrate that the dog in question fits this definition, we can prove that the owner was aware of what could happen.
Even when everything else seems to align, dog owners often claim that the dog bite victim provoked the dog in some way, complicating these cases even more. We know how to counter these accusations, too.
You can count on Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers to build a strong case against the dog’s owner that supports recovering compensation for your damages. To learn more, call (504) 777-7777 now.
Not All Cases Require You to Sue the Dog’s Owner and Go to Trial
Like other types of injury cases, dog bite claims do not always go to trial. In fact, we do not have to sue the dog owner in most instances. We may be able to settle the case for our clients, negotiating a reasonable settlement based on our client’s damages and the facts of the case.
Under CC Art. 3492, we have one year from the date the injuries occurred in most cases. This time is all we have to try for an out-of-court settlement before filing a lawsuit and taking the case to court. This is one reason you should reach out to our team as soon as possible after suffering injuries. We need to go to work right away.
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A Kenner dog bite lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers will represent you in your civil case against the dog’s owner if there is evidence to support your claim. You can speak with a team member and get your free case assessment today.
Call the Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers New Orleans office now at (504) 777-7777. We serve Kenner and other nearby areas from this location.