Is it Possible to Seek Compensation for a Dog Bite Injury from a Friend or Family Member in Louisiana?

At the Russell Law Firm, LLC, our Baton Rouge personal injury lawyers know Louisiana has a specific statute that governs dog bite liability — Louisiana Civil Code article 2321.

Simply put, injury victims who were bitten or attacked by a dog in Louisiana may be able to file a lawsuit against the owner of the dog for damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses related to the bite.

The question becomes, what if the dog’s owner is a family member or friend? Is it possible to pursue someone you love for your financial recovery, without jeopardizing your personal relationship?

Our East Baton Rouge Parish dog bite lawyers have answers.

How Can I Pursue a Friend or Family Member for Dog Bite Damages?

In most cases of all dog bites — nearly 75% — are caused by a dog that the victim knows.

That means pursuing a friend, neighbor, or loved one for your financial recovery needs can be even more complex than pursuing a stranger.

Partnering with our Baton Rouge dog bite attorney may allow you to pursue the homeowner’s insurance policy or other applicable coverage for your damages to help soften the impact of asking a friend or family member to cover your expenses directly.

Our involvement will also remove you from the conversation, as we negotiate directly with their insurance provider, relieving you from having a potentially difficult conversation with a friend or family member.

The Russell Law Firm, LLC is in Your Corner, and We Fight to Win

If you, your child, or another loved one was bitten or attacked by a dog in Louisiana, contact our dedicated Baton Rouge personal injury attorneys today at (225) 307-0088 or online to get the legal support you need to produce real results for your unique case.

By: Danny Russell, Esq.

Information furnished herein is only general and not a substitute for personalized legal advice. ****Any and all and all discussions and photographs visible herein are not any depiction of any actual event or scene, but merely a dramatization.”

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