Taking A Stand Against Negligent Dog Owners
Dog owners have the responsibility to prevent their pets from biting people. If a dog attacked you, you may have the right to seek compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. It is also an excellent way to hold the negligent animal owner accountable for the harm caused by their pet.
You can place your trust in The Roach Law Firm when you need legal help. Since 1959, our law firm has served the people of southwest Louisiana by providing reliable, results-driven personal injury counsel. We feel driven to recover the compensation you deserve for your dog bite injury damages.
What Does The Law Consider A Dangerous Dog?
According to RS §14:102.14, the state defines a dangerous dog as one that has:
- Bitten a person without provocation
- At least twice in three years acted in a way that requires a person to take defensive measures to prevent bodily harm
- At least twice in three years bitten or killed another pet when unprovoked
It is against the law for anyone to own such a dog. If the dog that bit you meets at least one of the aforementioned criteria, you may be able to pursue a negligence claim against the owner.
How Do Dog Bite Laws Work In Louisiana?
Under CC §2321, dog owners have strict liability for their pets’ actions. However, the victim must demonstrate that the animal had a history of aggressive behavior. If you can prove that the dog owner knew or should have known about the dog’s aggression and failed to take appropriate measures to prevent them from biting, you could recover compensation. Unfortunately, this is much easier said than done. You need the help of personal injury lawyers like us to guide you and advise you of your rights.
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