A dog bite claim in Louisiana can be more complicated than you realize. If you have been the victim of a dog bite, you may need a personal injury lawyer.
Louisiana follows the “one-bite” rule when it comes to animal attacks. This means the owner must meet certain criteria in order to be found liable.
Determining who is liable for a Louisiana dog attack can be complex. The dog’s owner is, of course, liable should an injury happen that meets the criteria above. However, other individuals can also be found liable.
If you have been attacked by a dog, the help of a personal injury lawyer is necessary. First, proving a dog owner’s liability can be complicated due to mitigating circumstances. For example, proving an owner knew their dog was dangerous can be hard. After all, if there are no other recorded incidents of the dog biting, the owner may claim they were unaware. They could also claim you were teasing the dog or illegally on their property.
A dog attack attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve. This can include any medical expenses related to the bite, as well as lost wages due to time off from work, pain and suffering, and property games. Punitive damages may also be awarded if the dog owner acted with gross negligence that resulted in the attack.
If you have been attacked and are considering filing a dog bite claim, contact us today for a consultation.