Dog Bites & Animal Attacks
No matter how domestic and beloved a pet may appear to be, some pets never lose their animalistic instincts. Furthermore, sometimes people negligently house wild animals with no regard to local law. Our Lafayette dog bite lawyers recognize that each year domestic animals attack innocent adults and children, causing serious injury or even death. These attacks can leave individuals with serious injuries, potentially resulting in life-long ailments, exorbitant medical fees, and lost wages from missed work. Many times these attacks are entirely preventable and the result of a caretaker’s negligence. An owner or caretaker’s failure to act reasonably to prevent their animal’s attacks may be liable for injuries caused to another person.
Broussard & David represents clients who have been attacked and injured by dogs or other animals. Based in the Lafayette area, our dog bite attorneys understand that an animal attack can be a traumatic and painful experience. We will work to protect your legal rights and ensure that you receive fair and just compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Animal owners and caretakers have a legal responsibility to control and restrain their pets if an animal has previously bitten a person, attacked a person, or if the animal is predisposed to violent behavior. Many state laws hold animal owners and caretakers strictly liable for injuries caused by their animal if the animal had a prior propensity to dangerous or violent behavior. Strict liability means that the owner or caretaker is held legally responsible for the damage caused by his animal, regardless of his fault. So, where an owner knows or has reason to believe that their animal may present a risk of dangerous or violent behavior, the owner must act reasonably to prevent any future attacks. Where the animal’s owner fails to act responsibly by properly restraining their animals, or fails to take reasonable measures to secure their animal on their property, an owner may be answerable for injuries resulting from their animal’s attack on another human.
Having sustained an animal attack can be a financially and emotionally harrowing experience. If you or a loved one were seriously injured during an animal attack, you should contact one of our experienced attorneys to learn about your legal rights. We can help you and your family obtain compensation to help pay for the medical bills and treatment associated with your injuries.
A victim of a dog bite or animal attack may receive compensation for the following claims:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Loss of past and future wages
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Expenses related to resulting disfigurement/ cosmetic surgery
Taking legal action is the first step to ensuring that an animal’s owner or caregiver will take the precautions necessary to prevent future animal attacks. The Lafayette dog bite attorneys at Broussard & David have the expertise needed to work to make you and your family whole again for your injuries.
Our attorneys offer a COMPLIMENTARY consultation to all prospective clients. For questions, call Broussard & David at 888-337-2323 (toll free) or 337-233-2323 (local). You can also contact us online for answers to your questions or to schedule your consultation with a dog bite lawyer in Lafayette.