Dog Bites and Your Rights

August 19, 2014 | J. Price McNamara
Dog Bites and Your Rights


Dog Bite Injury? Our Law Office Can Help!

In Louisiana, owners are held responsible for the actions of any pets they own and are liable for any injuries that they cause. Dog bites are, unfortunately, one of the most common injuries caused by pets in the United States. Dog owners have the duty to ensure that their pets are restrained in a manner that prevents them from being able to cause injury to people. When a pet owner fails in these duties or neglects their obligation to protect others from the potential danger of their animal, they may be liable for the injuries and damages that result from their failure or negligence. J. Price McNamara ERISA Insurance Claim Attorney has the experience and knowledge to help those injured in dog attacks to seek compensation for their injuries and expenses incurred. Dog bites can vary widely in severity and treatment, but typical dog bite injuries require immediate medical attention and can include:
  • Bruising and abrasions
  • Lacerations
  • Puncture wounds
  • Bacterial infection of bite site
  • Nerve Damage
  • Scarring of bite wounds
  • Emotional distress or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Dog bites can be very painful and traumatic, and typically require immediate medical treatment to address the high chance for infection of the bite areas. Contrary to popular beliefs and mythology, dogs' mouths are definitely NOT cleaner than humans' mouths. in fact, puncture wounds can penetrate deep into skin and muscle tissue, inviting infection and often requiring a course of antibiotics as a preventive measure against rabies and other bacterial pathogens. If dog bite injuries occur in the facial areas, the treatment for these types of injury could require expensive skin grafts, reconstructive surgery, and even cosmetic surgery to reduce the appearance of scarring. Dog bites can also cause nerve damage in the injured area which can be particularly detrimental in the face and neck areas of victims. Dog attacks can also cause a significant and lasting emotional distress and even post-traumatic stress that can linger long after the physical injuries have healed. Fortunately, our experienced personal injury attorneys know how to effectively seek compensation for these types of injuries and many more.

Contact J. Price McNamara ERISA Insurance Claim Attorney for Your Free Case Review!

If you or one of your loved ones have been injured in a dog attack, then J. Price McNamara ERISA Insurance Claim Attorney can help you seek the compensation that you may be entitled to for your expenses and injuries.  In Louisiana, pet owners are responsible for ensuring that their animals are restrained an unable to cause injury to others.  Even if a dog bite was an accident, the fact remains that injuries, medical expenses, and loss of work can take their toll emotionally and physically.   Our experienced personal injury attorneys can access local health department records to determine whether the animal in question has caused any injuries in the past.  It is also possible to determine licensing, vaccination, and veterinary reports and information through legal methods to help determine whether the animal has a history of aggressive behavior.  While it is true that most dog bite injury cases are settled outside of court because most dog owners will likely have some sort of insurance policy coverage,  negotiating settlements with insurance companies can be difficult.  If you have suffered an injury from a dog bite and you live in or near the Baton Rouge, Metairie, or in another community of Louisiana then contact J. Price McNamara ERISA Insurance Claim Attorney to schedule your free case review and consultation with our dedicated personal injury attorneys.
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J. Price McNamara


Losing my own brother, then my father and sister after long, disabling illnesses just a few months apart drove a career change for me. Before that experience, I never truly understood the place you’re in. I never understood the dramatic impact that receiving (or not receiving) the disability and life insurance benefits you paid for and counted on can have on your life especially when you need to focus on family and healing. What I experienced with my own family now drives the way I view my clients and my work, and I will never forget it!

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