Dog Bite Attorney in New Orleans
Today, many public spaces enforce leash laws to promote safety. However, leash laws may not always be enforced and can't always prevent dogs from attacking people or other pets. Being bitten by an aggressive dog can be a jarring experience, no matter its size. The wounds inflicted can become infected or lead to serious scarring, both of which can require medical treatment. If you've been bitten by a dog in Louisiana and suffered from an injury, know your rights and when to call Ben Brown Law Group.
When Do You Hire a Dog Bite Attorney?
It can be uncomfortable to pursue legal action after being bitten by the dog of a friend or relative, but the injury that follows may contribute to chronic pain, require surgery, prevent you from working, or leave you with emotional trauma.
After you've been attacked, check yourself for injuries and call the police as soon as possible. Collect contact information from the dog's owner and any witnesses, and be sure to take photos of the incident. After receiving medical attention for your injuries, call Ben Brown to help you file your claim, ask questions, and pursue legal action. In the event that the dog's owner claims that their pet was provoked or that you were trespassing, I can provide documentation from a witness's statement or police report and help protect your rights.
How to Seek Compensation After a Dog Bite
I will help you navigate the legal process and contact the pet owner's insurance provider if necessary, review medical records, and determine a course of action. As with many personal injury claims, you can settle outside of the courtroom through negotiation. As a qualified dog bite attorney, I can file your claim without error and help determine an appropriate payout amount.
Why Hire Ben Brown Law Group?
I've helped Louisiana residents with a variety of personal injury cases. Ben Brown Law Group has recovered over millions of dollars for clients, and our firm has experience with helping injured parties seek quality medical care. With Ben Brown Law on your side, you can always expect quality representation at trial, mediation, and appeals when necessary, in addition to being informed throughout the progression of your case. My wide range of practice areas includes auto, work, and pedestrian accidents, premises liability, and more. Your case will receive my undivided attention and you'll always be treated like a person, not a claim.
Speak to Ben Brown Law Group directly by calling 504-564-7677 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your claim. If you'd like to go to trial, I'll be by your side every step of the way.
Practice Areas at Ben Brown Law
When you’ve been injured, whether at work or on the road, you need a tough, smart litigator on your side. That is what Ben Brown Law Group brings to the table. For over thirteen years, I have fought for the rights of individuals suffering losses from hurricanes, flooding, as well as those suffering injuries from car accidents or falls and other losses throughout New Orleans and Louisiana. I take pride in winning maximum compensation for injury victims, utilizing my proven legal skills to help honest, hardworking victims get the support they need to get their lives back together, or as close as possible.
I successfully represented both commercial and private property owners following Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Issac, recovering tons of money that they didn’t want to pay my clients for their loses. If you have suffered a serious property loss and your insurance company doesn’t want to cover your eligible loses, call Ben Brown Law and let’s talk about your case.
Car accidents can result in serious injuries. If you have been injured because of another driver’s negligence or recklessness, Ben Brown Law will fight for the compensation you deserve. I have successfully resolved hundreds of car accident cases involving all types of injuries. We can help you get the medical attention and evaluations you need and that are critical to your case. I work with leading medical specialists throughout the Greater New Orleans area to address the needs of my clients. I have worked with many of the same insurance adjusters at Allstate, GEICO, State Farm, Zurich, Old Republic, etc, for years and they know that I litigate and will take the matter to trial.
Work accidents can be debilitating. If you were injured at work by a third party (someone not working for the same employer), you may be able to recover financial compensation and receive medical care paid from your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. We can enforce your rights in court.
If you were hit by a car, truck or bus while walking, you can typically seek compensation from the at-fault driver and/or company. Prove that another party was at fault for your accident with help from an aggressive personal injury attorney. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages.
People may be seriously injured due to dangerous conditions in someone’s premises. This can include a slippery floor, a defective staircase, building and safety violations, work safety violations, construction accidents, a vacant lot, fire safety violations and others. Property owners who knew or should have known about a dangerous condition and failed to correct it, may be held liable for any injuries that occur. These accidents can cause serious traumatic brain injuries, spinal injuries, broken bones, leg and hand injuries and more. We have successfully handled cases versus Wal-Mart, Home Depot, and Harah's Casino just to name a few.
Dog Bites / Cow In The Road
Were you or a loved one attacked by a dog? Did you hit a cow on the the road? The animal’s owner is likely liable for the incident. Louisiana has dog bite and other statutes that hold the owner of a dog/cow responsible. Many times the owner of the dog/cow or the house/farm where the dog/cow resides is covered by a policy of insurance specifically covering you for your injuries or damages. I can help you seek the compensation you deserve against the animal’s owner and enforce your rights in an out-of-court settlement or at trial.
Trucking and Commercial Accidents
Truck accidents typically cause more deaths and damage than car collisions. They can be harder to litigate because truck companies have insurance defense lawyers who specialize in combating these claims. Typically, the large insurance companies fight these cases harder as there is more money at stake given the large commercial trucking policies. Ben Brown Law Group understands how to approach these larger commercial policies and has won several millions for his clients in these exact types of cases. If you suffered a serious injury in a trucking or commercial accident, let me get you the compensation you deserve. These cases can be tricky and often times federal law requires them to carry a minimum of $1,000,000.00 in liability insurance.
If you were hit by a car or truck while riding your bike, chances are that you can seek compensation from the driver. According to the Center for Disease Control in 2013 alone over 900 bicyclists were killed and an estimated 494,000 emergency hospital visits were due to bicycle related injuries. Due to lack of adequate protection bicyclists are particularly vulnerable to serious injuries resulting from vehicle accidents. Louisiana, as well many local municipalities, have rules of the road that protect the bicyclist.
For Example: See La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §32:76.1.
"While the motor vehicle is passing the bicycle and shall leave a safe distance between the motor vehicle and the bicycle of not less than three feet and shall maintain such clearance until safely past the overtaken bicycle. An operator of a motor vehicle may pass a bicycle traveling in the same direction in a no-passing zone only when it is safe to do so."
If you were injured while in an Uber, you can seek compensation from Uber’s insurer for your damages. In many cases, they provide both liability coverage and UM coverage.
If you were injured on a bus, the bus company may be liable for all your injuries and damages. Like trucking companies, bus companies have teams of defense lawyers. That’s why you need an aggressive attorney to fight on your side. On qualifying cases we may be able to arrange for a monetary loan, secured from the proceeds of your case, to assist you while you are unable to work. I will be with you every step of the way on the road to your recovery and the resolution of your case.
Catastrophic injuries can change your life and lead to severe disability. For example, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and amputations can all be considered catastrophic injuries.
Guidance Through Each Step Of The Personal Injury Claims Process
I take pride in delivering personalized service and dedicated attention to each client. I understands that the injury claims process can be stressful and oftentimes frustrating. You don’t have to go through it alone. I walk you through each step of the personal injury claims process, which can include:
- Reviewing the details of your accident
- Gathering police reports, accident reports, witness testimony, photographs, etc.
- Investigating to determine the liable party or parties
- Conducting depositions
- Evaluating the nature and extent of your injuries
- Managing and coordinating medical treatment
- Assessing the value of your injuries
- Negotiating with insurers for the highest possible compensation, or litigating your claim in front of a judge or jury
While every case is unique and may not follow the same path, I make it a priority to keep you informed about your options throughout the process. From the initial consultation all the way to the completion of your case, I am here for you and always just a phone call away.