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4.7 million Americans per year are bitten by dogs, half of whom are children between the ages of five and nine years old. Some 9,500 people per year are hospitalized due to the seriousness of their dog bite injuries. In addition to dog bite wounds, dog attacks can result in sprains, broken bones, lacerations, infections and many other health and medical issues.
A Dog Bit Me, Who Is Responsible?
In most cases, the owner of the dog is responsible for the dog bite. These responsibilities can include paying for:
In some cases, the owner of the dog has a homeowner’s insurance policy that will cover the dog.
In these cases, A dog owner’s homeowner’s policy can cover can provide compensation for the damages suffered by the victim of a dog bite.
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Someone Close To Me Has Died
Nothing is harder in life than losing a loved one.
When someone is killed in a fatal accident caused by another party's fault, the surviving family members may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death claim provides compensation for:
Medical expenses up to the time of death
Funeral and burial costs
Lost future earnings
Pain and suffering in the deceased persons final moments
The family's loss of the deceased persons care and companionship
Louisiana's statute of limitations requires you to file a wrongful death claim within one year of the deceased person's date of death. To protect your right to a fair settlement, it’s best to work with an experienced attorney who can gather the necessary evidence to support your claim for Negligence.