GRETNA – A couple is being sued by a man who claims he was permanently disabled after being attacked by their pit bull.
Allen R. Fiegel, and wife Debra, filed suit against Kevin R. Krause and Deborah C. Krause in the 24th Judicial District Court on May 7.
Fiegel contends he was invited to the Krauses’ home located at 5616 Boutall St. in Metairie on July 11, 2014 to mow their lawn. The plaintiff asserts that he was speaking to Deborah C. Krause through a door with her pit bull Rose Marie next to her. Fiegel claims that without provocation the dog, Rose Marie, charged through the door and bit him in the hand and leg.
The plaintiff alleges he was seriously injured in the attack and has been permanently disabled as a result.
The defendant is accused of violation of state law, causing injury and damage, negligently owning a pit bull, allowing the plaintiff into their yard where their dog had access, allowing pit bull to attack plaintiff, failing and refusing to properly secure the pitt-bull and failing to warn of the aggressive nature of the dog.
An unspecified amount in damages is sought for physical pain, mental anguish, medical treatment, permanent disability, lost income and loss of earning capacity.
Fiegel is represented by attorney Carl N. Finley of Metairie.
The case has been assigned to Division A Judge Raymond S. Steib Jr.
Case no. 749-516.