Dog Bite and Dog Attack Personal Injury Lawyer and Attorney in Shreveport, LA
Dogs are the most popular pets in the United States. The American Pet Products Association (APPA) reported approximately 77.8 million pet dogs. While most pets are loving and friendly, there are owners with aggressive and dangerous animals. If not properly secured, dogs can attack adults, children, and other animals. Dog attacks can be severe and traumatizing.
Dog bites can result in both physical and psychological trauma. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reported that in the United States dogs bite approximately 4.5 million people each year. Infection occurs in roughly 1 out of 5 bites.
In cases where the dog attacked the face or neck, skin grafting and cosmetic reconstruction surgery may be necessary to repair the damage inflicted by the animal. Additionally, people who are bitten or attacked by a dog could sustain emotional distress and a life-long anxiety triggered when seeing a dog.
Louisiana enforces strict liability for dog bites, meaning that the owner is held liable for an attack unless it was provoked. In most cases, people are familiar with the dog that bites them. Our legal team has the experience to uncover whether or not the attack was provoked or due to the negligence of the owner. Dog owners are responsible for maintaining control of their animal. They are obligated to secure their dog and their property, especially if the owner is aware that the dog has a past history of or predisposition to violence.
Greenwald Law Firm LLC has experience representing clients across Louisiana for almost 20 years. If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, know your legal rights. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact our office at 318-219-7867.