William Barousse, Dog Bite and Attack Lawyer in New Orleans, LA
Dogs are a part of our communities, and they are also a cause of many injuries. As a result of the dog bite, the dog owner may be liable for your injuries. Top New Orleans attorney William Barousse can help you recover for injuries caused by a dog bite.
While your injuries may seem straightforward, it can be challenging to establish the dog owner’s liability. Mr. Barousse’s experience can give your case an advantage and help you recover the damages you deserve.
Establishing the Dog Owner’s Liability
The dog’s owner is liable when their dog bites the plaintiff when they are in a place they are legally allowed to be. Therefore, trespassers are typically not entitled to recover for a dog bite suffered on the land of another person. Louisiana is a strict liability state for dog bites, which makes dog owners liable even for dogs with no history of biting or showing aggression.
Dog owners can be liable in a number of situations, including:
Failing to restrain their dog or use a leash
The dog bit or scratched a person
The dog knocked over a person, and the fall caused injuries
Establishing Legal Liability
You must establish the dog owner’s negligence to recover for your injuries. Under Louisiana law, you must establish the following:
The owner knew or should have known the dog’s actions would cause harm or injury
The owner could have prevented the injury with reasonable care
The owner failed to take reasonable care
The injured person did not provoke the dog to bite them
New Orleans Attorney William Barousse extensive experience with insurance companies and dog bite injury cases help to get the maximum compensation for your injuries.
Mr. Barousse’s trial experience helps his clients because other lawyers know that William is always ready and able to take a dog bite accident case to trial in Louisiana.
Mr. Barousse’s career has focused on catastrophic injury, wrongful death, brain injuries, and dog bite injuries. His experience in these areas will help you in your own case.
How Long To File a Dog Bite Lawsuit
Dog bite lawsuits fall under the personal injury statute of limitations. As such, injured persons have one year from the date of the injury to file their lawsuit. Meet with Mr. Barousse immediately after the injury so he can ensure your lawsuit is timely filed.
Dog bite victims may recover both economic and non-economic damages. To maximize your recovery, contact William Barousse.
Financial losses the plaintiff suffered as a result of the dog bite. The plaintiff can recover past and future medical costs, lost wages, rehabilitation, household services, and any out-of-pocket expenses caused by the injury.
Non-economic damages compensate the plaintiff for the injury suffered as a result of the dog bite. The plaintiff receives money for pain and suffering and any diminished life quality caused by the injury. The plaintiff's quality of life is measured by comparing their daily life before the dog bite to their life after it.
Hire William Barousse to Help with Your Dog Bite Lawsuit
If you suffered an injury from a dog bite, it is your right to recover damages for your injury. Mr. Barousse can help you prove your case and recover the damages you deserve.
Mr. Barousse is admitted to practice law in Louisiana and Texas state courts, all federal courts in Louisiana, and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
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Mr. Barousse has significant experiences in personal injury lawsuits involving catastrophic injury, wrongful death, brain injuries, and more. Contact William Barousse today for an evaluation of your case.