Dogs can be loyal and beloved members of our families. Unfortunately, dog owners forget all too often that these are still wild animals, and must be carefully monitored and controlled at all times in order to ensure they do not cause physical harm to children, neighbors or family members.
When dogs attack humans, they can cause severe, or even fatal, injuries that may require lengthy hospital stays, reconstructive surgery, painful rehabilitation, and lasting psychological trauma.
Dog bites may seem like isolated or uncommon events, but they are in fact a very real and widespread health problem that impacts millions of Americans every year. The statistics about dog bites in the U.S are troubling and show that this problem is both widespread and extremely dangerous.
• The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 4.5 million Americans suffer a bite from a dog every year.
• Nearly 885,000 Americans will suffer injuries that require emergency medical attention every year following dog attacks.
• In 2012, more than 27,000 people were forced to undergo reconstructive surgery after suffering a dog attack.
• The Journal of the American Medical Association estimates that people injured by dog attacks suffer more than $1 Billion in financial losses annually.
If you or a loved one was injured by a dog attack that was not your fault, you should not have to pay your hospital bills, surgery or pain & suffering. Let the experienced Baton Rouge, LA, dog bite lawyers at Gauthier Amedee get you the help you need right away.
Who is Responsible?
In Louisiana, a dog’s owners are required to control their dogs in a responsible fashion and may be held liable for any damage their animal causes when it attacks a person without provocation. When injured in a dog bite or attack, trust our experienced Baton Rouge, LA, dog bite lawyers to get you the maximum compensation for your claim.
You may be eligible to receive financial compensation for your trauma, pain & suffering, hospital bills, surgery costs and lost wages. Call Gauthier Amedee today at 225-647-1700 to see how our hardworking legal team may be able to help. When you call, you will speak with a dedicated and compassionate attorney absolutely FREE. Trust Gauthier Amedee to help provide the answers you need.
At Gauthier Amedee, you never have to pay any attorney’s fee up front. In fact, we only get paid after you do. And if there is no recovery, there is no attorney’s fee. It’s that simple. We’re here to work hard for you and to make sure that your rights are fully protected.