Dog Bites & Dog Attacks

Dog Bites & Dog Attacks

Trusted Dog Attack Attorney in New Orleans & Surrounding Parishes

Unfortunately, every year, thousands of people are attacked by dogs. According to a recent two year study of the CDC, there were 4.5 million dog bite victims in the United States. Dog bites send nearly 316,000 victims to the ER each year, many of those are right here in New Orleans. Sadly, these dog bite statistics seem to increase each year. New Orleans is not immune to these statistics, with postal workers reporting over 25 dog bites and attacks.

dog bites dog attack lawyerMost of these attacks could have been avoided if owners followed simple precautions, such as abiding by leash laws, fencing yards, locking doors and gates, and training or getting rid of vicious dog breeds. When these dog attacks happen, injuries can be extremely serious and cost the injured victim large sums of money for medical bills. In addition, dog bites may leave strong physical and emotional scars on anyone, especially young children. While dog bites are the most common type of animal bites, our animal bite law firm can handle any bite or attack that is related to an owner's negligence.

 

A Trusted Law Firm for Dog Bite Victims

When you are attacked or mauled by a dog it can be a traumatic experience. People who have been bitten by a dog may experience loss of sleep, fear of dogs, and general trepidation about their dog attack experience.

It is important for anyone who has suffered from a dog bite injury to seek an experienced dog attack attorney. A qualified dog bite or dog attack lawyer is invaluable in sorting through New Orleans laws regarding dogs, gathering and evaluating medical information, and negotiating with dog owners and their insurance companies.

This is especially true when the dog belongs to a family member or a friendly neighbor, as insurance companies regularly use your relationship with the dog's owner or keeper as a weapon against you. Don't fall for this tactic. Many times our personal injury law firm is contacted by a dog owner who feels bad that their dog bit someone they love or care for, and they want us to represent their friend or family member who is being hassled by an overzealous insurance adjuster who is taking unfair advantage.

 

Fatalities Caused by Dog Attacks

In the 80’s, the yearly average of dog attack deaths was 17. Now, in the past 10 years (2006 to 2015), the average has been 35. Just this year, 10 people, mainly young children, have died at the hands of vicious dog breeds. In the extreme case that a loved one dies, dealing with the aftermath is a harrowing experience. You should be focused on the healing process of your loved one's passing and let our dog attack law firm get you justice.

 

Dog Attacks in New Orleans

According to the dog bite victims group, DogsBite.org, in 2016, pit bulls and rottweilers accounted for 77% of the total recorded dog attack deaths in the United States. Recently, a study released by the United States Postal Service puts New Orleans as the 25th city with the most dog bites of postal workers. Being mindful of the dangers that exist when dealing with dogs or when approaching an unfamiliar dog is key to making sure that you or a loved one doesn't become a statistic of dog bites or dog attacks. Since many dog attack deaths happen to toddlers and infants, it is important that you practice safety when it comes to approaching dogs and owning dogs.

 

Ways to Help Prevent Dog Attacks & Injuries

Helping to prevent dog injuries and attacks to yourself and your loved ones is important. Following a few safety tips and keeping away from vicious dogs and dangerous dogs is paramount for your safety.

  • Do not leave a baby or toddler alone with any dog breed.
  • Be careful and cautious around dogs who have never met you.
  • Do not approach a chained dog, especially if it is male and unaltered.
  • Do not approach a pack of loose dogs that are unknown to you.
  • Be careful around dogs who are caring for puppies.
  • Do not approach or pet a dog in the back of a truck.

If you have been injured from a dog attack, it is important that you contact a trusted dog attack lawyer close to you to handle your case. The financial toll you may take from a dog injury can be costly. Since dog bites on a human hand are so common, you could miss days from work while you recover. You may be entitled to compensation for these issues but you need to talk to a knowledgeable dog attack attorney in New Orleans about your case.

 

Trust Our Dog Bite Injury Firm to Help You

If you or a loved one has been injured from a dog attack or bite, you’ve suffered enough. If you need to go to court or file a claim, we want to make the process as easy as possible for you. When you’re focused on recovering, we will handle all aspects of your dog attack case.

We can take immediate legal action to protect you or your loved one and ensure you receive the legal advice you need in this crucial time. Trust the experienced attorneys at Voorhies Law to give you the legal guidance that will help to bring you peace of mind.

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