Almost everyone knows someone who has, and loves, a dog. Most of the time, dogs are fun-loving, loyal, and docile pets. However, dogs are still animals and can sometimes act as such. A dog bite can cause lacerations, scarring, nerve damage, and even permanent disfigurement. In some instances, a dog bite may require plastic surgery to repair damage, or surgery to cut away contaminated tissue or allow for irrigation of the wound.
In Louisiana, owners are strictly liable for the actions of their dog. “Strict liability” means the owner is presumed to be liable, but they can rebut that presumption in certain cases. The most common rebuttal is provocation, meaning that the dog was provoked to attack.
If you or someone you know has been bitten or attacked by a dog, the attorneys at Breaux Law Firm can get you the medical attention you need and fair compensation for your injuries.
Hiring An Attorney
With over 35 years of experience, we at Breaux Law Firm understand how to navigate the world of claims in New Orleans and Louisiana. You can rest assured that your case will be handled with the utmost respect and priority to ensure you receive the compensation you’re entitled to as quickly as possible. Our job is to get you the maximum payout you are due. We’re here to protect your rights.
By hiring a trusted law firm to represent you and your case, you can put your mind at ease; this will allow you to focus on recovering from your injuries. Let us do the paperwork, deal with the legal complexities, and get you the compensation you deserve.
Why Choose Breaux Law Firm?
If you or someone you know has been injured in a dog bite accident, the attorneys at Breaux Law Firm are the best option for you, and here’s why:
Being in an accident is scary enough, and dealing with the aftermath can be exhausting. Getting back on your feet should be hassle-free. If you call us and we determine, together, that you have a case, we’ll immediately begin fighting on your behalf to make the responsible parties do what is right. We do not stop fighting for you until you receive all you’re owed.
By hiring Breaux Law Firm to represent you for your dog bite accident, you can expect a clear legal explanation of your case and an honest assessment of the case’s merits. We can help you get through this difficult time and ensure you’re taken care of emotionally, physically, and financially.
In Louisiana, the statute of limitations applicable to personal injury claims is one year from the date of the accident, so don’t wait! If the suit is filed after the deadline, it can be dismissed. However, it’s always a good idea to seek legal advice, as there are exceptions in which the statute of limitations may be halted and the deadline for filing a claim extended.
Although filing claims or reliving traumatic experiences can be overwhelming, moving towards the compensation you are due is the right thing for you and your family. You’re not alone in this fight. The qualified attorneys of Breaux Law Firm are just a phone call away. Let us handle your case and get you what you deserve.