Although the vast majority of dogs may seem calm or even friendly, sometimes their behavior can change quickly and drastically. Approximately 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Of those bitten, nearly one in five will require medical attention. These attacks can lead to several serious consequences, such as pain, suffering, lost wages, disfigurement, and even death. If you or a loved one become injured from a canine attack, you want an experienced dog bite attorney on your side. At The Law Offices of Ossie Brown, we work hard for our clients to help them get the compensation they deserve.
Louisiana is considered a strict liability state when it comes to dog bites. Essentially, this means that if you or a loved one are attacked by a dog unprovoked, and if you had permission to be on the property, the dog owner may be held liable for the injuries you sustained. However, in cases where it can be proved that the dog was provoked or the dog bite recipient was trespassing, potential monetary awards may be reduced or even eliminated altogether.
This is why it’s best to have a skillful and knowledgeable dog bite attorney on your side. The Law Offices of Ossie Brown can review your case and help you determine the best path forward.
While bites may be among the most common injuries related to dogs, they are not the only type. For example, if a dog jumps on an individual, it can cause that person to lose their balance and fall, possibly leading to broken bones, head trauma, and other painful injuries. Naturally, depending on the circumstances of the incident, the dog’s owner could be liable for those injuries just as they would a dog bite. Accidents and attacks caused by dogs can result in:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Decreased earning potential
- Permanent scarring and disfigurement
- Emotional trauma
- Loss of mobility
- Diminished quality of life
If you become the victim of a dog bite or other injury, the last thing you want is to be left financially responsible for the aftermath if it wasn’t your fault. These problems can last weeks, months, years, or even a lifetime. And they can impact you physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially. The dog bite attorneys at The Law Offices of Ossie Brown can fight to help you receive proper compensation.
If you were injured by someone else’s animal and it wasn’t your fault, not getting what you deserve for your injuries can make you a victim all over again. But, with the experienced dog bite attorneys at The Law Offices of Ossie Brown, you could find legal relief. If you would like to schedule a confidential, free consultation, call us at 225-343-1111 or contact us online. We won’t get paid unless you do. So, you can believe that we’re ready to work hard to help you win or settle your case.