According to section 2321 of the Louisiana Civil Code, Louisiana is a strict liability state when it comes to dog bite laws, this means that an owner is liable for any damage done by their dog, including biting, regardless of whether or not they knew that the dog was or could be dangerous.
While the owner of an animal may not have acted negligently themselves, they may be liable for your injury if:
- Belongs to the person you sue
- If you did nothing to bring on the attack
- If you had a right to be there
In fact, the dog itself does not have to directly cause the injury. If the dog scares someone off by chasing them into the street, and that person is injured, then the dog (thus dog owner) is held responsible. If the dog owner did in fact act negligently, then you may be able to sue for this negligence.
As with any other personal injury claim, you have difficulty collecting what you need from insurance. With the help of an experienced Shreveport personal injury lawyer, however, you may find yourself recovering the full amount that you deserve for physical as well as emotional suffering, the compensation that you need as you face a growing pile of medical bills.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a dog bite or attack, then you are entitled to compensation. Look to the team of professionals at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers. We have decades of experience, and we are dedicated to ensuring that the every one of our clients receive the legal representation as well as the compensation that they truly deserve. Do not settle for anything less. Contact our firm today!