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Injured From A Dog Bite?

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Dog Bite Injury Lawyer in Metairie, Louisiana

How a Dog Bite Lawyer will benefit your case

American Veterinary Medical Association shared a statistic that stated, “36.5% of households own a dog.” In our world today, it’s not rare to have a neighbor that owns a dog, or pass a dog walking with their owner around the city.  As our society continues to grow, more houses are being built which means less yard space for dogs to enjoy.

With less yard space, more people are taking their dogs to parks and neighborhoods, but this means the dog encounters more unfamiliar people. The fact that 36.5 % of households own a dog and have less yard space for it to run, raises the chance of becoming a victim of a dog attack.

Dog Bite Statistics

According to Canine Journal:

  • Approximately 4.5 million dog bites occur in the United States every year.
  • 900, 000 of those bites become infected.
  • The U.S population is approximately 325.8 million people as of 2017. That means a dog bites 1 out of every 72 people.
  • In 2016, there were an estimated 78 million dogs in the U.S.
  • The insurance industry paid more than $530 million in dog bite related claims in 2014.
  • Most dog bites involve dogs who are not spayed or neutered.

Common Dog Bite Injuries

Dog attacks can leave various scars depending upon the injury, which may result in the need for plastic surgery or leave an individual with emotional scars. Some of the common injuries include:

  • Scars
  • Punctures
  • Nerve Damage
  • Infections (Rabies)
  • Disfigurement
  • Broken Bones

These are just some of the injuries one can experience if they have suffered a dog attack

What should I do if I’m a Victim of a Dog Attack?

  1. You need to seek medical attention immediately.
  2. If possible, find out if the dog has been vaccinated for rabies. It’s imperative that medical personnel test you for rabies, whether the dog has been vaccinated or not. Although some states require dogs to have a rabies shot, not all people obey the law. It’s safer to check to make sure you have not been infected with rabies.
  3. Take photographs of your injuries.
  4. Do not talk to the owner of the dog or anyone that may contact you from the owner’s insurance company Also, do not sign any type of agreement until you contact an attorney.
  5. Keep the clothing you wore when you were attacked. It can possibly be used as evidence in your case.
  6. Make sure to receive a copy of your medical records. They can be used to grant you financial compensation.
  7. Contact a dog bite injury lawyer.

Benefits of hiring a Dog Bite Lawyer

Contacting a dog bite lawyer may be exactly what you need to gain the compensation you deserve. Here are a few reasons you should hire a dog bite lawyer:

  1. A dog bite lawyer has the legal experience and knowledge to handle your case. They will know exactly how to take care of your injury and what type of questions they need to ask.
  2. An expert in dog bite injuries will ensure the laws are followed They will also guide you through the paperwork you need to complete.
  3. A dog bite lawyer can also help you gain any financial compensation or damages you deserve. Such as medical bills, therapy, pain and suffering, lost wages, and permanent disability.

What Our Clients Are Saying

5 Star Testimonials

Chad J.

Helped me get the settlement I deserved from an insurance company that fought us every step of the way. Mr. Barrilleaux made it look easy and took care of everything.

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Nicole B.

Best services in the world. Could not ask for a better law firm.

Matthew C.

Blaine and his team were very helpful and I would recommend their services.

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Joseph H.

I’m from out of state and a professional truck driver. I had a multi car accident in Louisiana. I was not at fault but injured. Blaine and his staff helped deal with all the insurance companies and lawyers. He was with me for my deposition and met with me when I asked him to, if I was in the area. His staff are great and very patient with people that ask the same questions over and over. I can’t say enough good things about this man as a professional. I would use him again if I need to.

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Dawn W.

Blaine Barrilleaux was great. This was my first time ever filing a lawsuit and he and his office made it easy, painless, and informative. They always let me know what the next step in the case was as to not leave me lost and wondering what is going on. I would recommend him and his staff to anyone. Thanks for taking such great care of me.

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Charles S.

When I was in pain, I called Blaine and he got the action I wanted! I highly recommend him as a personal injury lawyer. He’s a no nonsense, straight to the point attorney and he doesn’t let the big insurance companies push him around. HE PUSHES BACK!!! THANKS BLAINE!!!

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Victor S.

Blaine and his staff are the greatest. They’ve taken very good care of my wife and I since our accident. I would definitely recommend the law office of Mr. Blaine Barrilleaux to anyone seeking a dedicated injury attorney.

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Joel P.

He made the other insurance company drive to my house to bring me my check from Texas he very understanding and listens to everything I said. He fought for me got me the surgery I dearly needed. You won’t be able to find another lawyer who cares like him. He’s very patient with his clients.

Austin C.

Blaine is fair, smart and caring; his staff is great!

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Donna L.

Anytime I needed anything Blaine’s team was there to help me. They were friendly and on top of everything I asked for. I really appreciate how hard and quickly they worked to resolve my case. I would highly recommend Blaine Barrilleaux Law for anyone needing legal help.

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Dawn M.

Mr. Blaine Barrilleaux and his staff made this process as painless as possible. This was my first time going through a lawsuit and he and his staff made me very comfortable and went above and beyond to make sure I understood the process and what to expect. I would recommend this law firm to anyone seeking help.

Lafayette, Louisiana USA

Jeff and Michelle

Blaine Barrilleaux and his staff went beyond what was ever expected. Blaine was very easy to talk to and he listened to all my needs and concerns. They truly care. Thanks Blaine for all you did for us.

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Kimberly S.

Blaine and his staff treated my family with the most respect. Blaine cares for his clients and goes above and beyond for them. Thank you Blaine for all your hard work and time in my case.

Morgan City, LA, USA

Contact a Louisiana Dog Bite Lawyer

If you or someone you know has been injured in a dog attack, you need a personal injury lawyer who handles dog bite cases. An experienced dog bite lawyer will assist you in gaining the financial compensation you deserve, and has the knowledge to help you file your case.

In Louisiana, dog owners are liable for the actions of their dogs, including dog bites. In Metairie, there is no such thing as “one free bite.” Dog bites are governed by strict liability.

The Law Offices of Blaine Barrilleaux provide free case consultations for Metairie’s dog bite victims. To schedule your free consultation, call our office at 504-218-4419. We can explain your legal options.

Animal Control Resources

If you come in contact with a potentially dangerous dog, contact a local animal shelter or animal care center or visit JeffParrish.net.

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