Louisiana Dog Bite Laws

Louisiana Dog Bite Laws

You Have Been Bitten by a Dog

A dog bite law seems straightforward at first. You get bitten by a dog. The guy down the street owns the dog. You call the police, they charge the guy, he pays a fine and you get some money. However, nothing in life is ever all that simple, and certainly nothing that involves police and courts, especially when a key witness can’t talk, only bark.

Dog Bite Cases

So, you’re wondering, what could be so complicated about a dog bite case?

Here is one factor:

In Louisiana, the owner of the biting dog is only charged if the bite was predictable and preventable.

  • Had the dog ever bitten anyone before?
  • Was it confined on its own property?

And we have not even begun to discuss the provocation factor. The counsel for the dog owner is going to be asking you, while you sit there in court with your bandaged leg and your cane, Why did this dog who its owner says has never attacked anyone before choose to bit you? What did you do to make it angry?


Whether you are the dog owner or the person bitten, you need legal advice from someone who knows the laws of Louisiana, because those laws are intricate. You need a professional personal injury attorney on your side.

Dog Bites Can Be Serious

Regardless of how you are treated in court, a dog bit can be a very serious thing.  In addition to the impact on ones psyche from being attached by an animal, you are sure to have physical injuries, some of which can be very serious.  If the dog is unknown or cannot be found, you will need to be treated for rabies.  Rabies is a potentially deadly condition that comes from dog bites.  Even the treatment for rabies is traumatic and includes multiple shots in the abdominal area over a long period of time.

Have You Been Bitten By a Dog?

If you have been bitten by a dog, you need to speak with a personal injury lawyer immediate.

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