Dog Bites and Dog Attack Lawyers
Trusted Dog Attack Attorneys in New Orleans & Surrounding Parishes
Every year, thousands of people are attacked by dogs. According to a recent 2-year study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are upwards of 4.5 million dog bite victims in the United States. Dog bites send nearly 316,000 victims to the emergency room each year, and many of these cases are right here in New Orleans. Sadly, these dog bite statistics seem to increase each year. Postal workers are especially vulnerable to these kinds of attacks.
Most dog attacks can be prevented with 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 result in overwhelming medical bills for the injured victim. In addition, dog bites may leave strong physical and emotional scars on anyone and traumatize 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.
Call The Voorhies Law Firm at (504) 475-2455 today.
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.
Anyone who has suffered from a dog bite injury should seek an experienced dog attack attorney. A qualified dog bite or dog attack lawyer is invaluable in sorting through laws, gathering and evaluating medical information, and negotiating with dog owners and their insurance companies.
This is even more 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 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, and we are referred to their friend or family member to prevent insurance companies from taking advantage.
We are proud to have helped these individuals, along with our other satisfied clients.
Fatalities Caused by Dog Attacks
In the 80s, the yearly average of dog attack deaths was 17. In the past 10 years (from 2006 to 2015), the average has gone up to 35 dog-related fatalities a year. 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.
Dog Attacks in New Orleans
According to the dog bite victim’s group, DogsBite.org, pit bulls and rottweilers accounted for 77% of the total recorded dog attack deaths in the United States in 2016. Recently, a study released by the United States Postal Service puts New Orleans as the city with the 25th highest rate of dogs biting postal workers.
Being mindful when approaching an unfamiliar dog and understanding the dangers dogs can pose 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, you should always practice safety when it comes to approaching dogs and owning dogs.
Unfortunately, taking precautions is not enough. If a dog owner’s negligence caused or contributed to your accident, The Voorhies Law Firm is here for 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. While you 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 at this crucial time. Trust the experienced attorneys at The Voorhies Law to give you the support you need while you pursue financial peace of mind.
Helping to prevent dog attacks and keep yourself and your loved ones safe from injury is important. Following a few safety tips and keeping away from vicious dogs and dangerous dogs is paramount:
- 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 not neutered.
- 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 by a dog attack, you need to contact a trusted dog attack lawyer to handle your case. The financial toll from a dog injury can be costly. If a dog bites your hand, 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.
“I was very satisfied with how my case was handled.”- R. B. Stravinsky
“I would highly recommend The Voorhies Law Firm.”- J. Fitzgerald
“The staff kept me up to date with every situation and always called to let me know how the process was going.”- S. Roland