New Orleans Dog Bite Attorneys
Fighting on Behalf of Animal Attack Victims in Louisiana
Dogs are domestic pets that are beloved by millions. However, in some cases, dogs can be dangerous if they attack without any warning signs. If you have been a victim of a dog attack and were bitten as a result, you have the right to seek compensation for your damages. Attorneys at Tony Clayton & Associates can help you get experienced and skilled legal counsel during this difficult time. Our legal team works diligently to ensure that you receive the best possible results for your case.
Dog bites can cause serious injuries and skin damage. If you were hurt during an animal attack, contact our New Orleans dog bite attorneys today for a free consultation: (504) 608-3211!
Dog Bite Statute of Limitations
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries because of a dog bite, it is vital to contact an attorney as quickly as possible. Dog bite causes fall under the statute of limitations for a personal injury case. This means that the injured person only has one year from the date of the incident to bring the case to a court in Louisiana. If the case is not brought to court within a year, it will likely be dismissed.
Louisiana Dog Bite Regulations
Louisiana’s dog bite statute in section 2321 of the Louisiana Civil Code states that the owner of a dog bite can be held liable for the victim’s injuries if:
- The owner knew that the animal’s behavior would cause damage
- The damage could have been prevented using reasonable care
- The owner failed to take reasonable care to prevent the damage
- The injured person did not provoke the animal to attack