Dog Bites

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Dog Attacks and Injury Claims in Baton Rouge

Louisiana state law dictates that if a dog attacks another person the owner of the dog will be liable for damages, including for any personal injury, if the victim can prove the owner could have prevented the dog attack. Dog owners are proven to be negligent in such cases where a dog with a prior attack is unleashed in public or when a potentially dangerous dog is able to escape the owner's property. Especially negligent dog owners may fail to pull a dog back before things take a dangerous turn. While there are many ways a dog owner may show negligence in the awareness and prevention of a possible dog attack, in no way will the owner be liable for damages if the victim provoked the dog into the attack.

Dog Bite Lawyer Helping Victims in Baton Rouge

Dog mauling and other dog bite attacks can be vicious, and the consequences of such an attack can have disastrous effects. Many large dogs are able to easily take down a person during an attack, and can inflict serious injuries including lacerations, torn muscles, broken bones, and punctured lungs and arteries. These injuries often require long recovery times which can end up costing the victim significantly in terms of medical bills, and pain and suffering. If you have been the victim of a dog bite attack, speak with a Baton Rouge injury attorney immediately. The Layfield Law Firm, LLC can help to arrange the best personal injury claim for the court.

Although being involved in a dog attack is a horrifying experience, the law exists to protect innocent victims. Beau Layfield of The Layfield Law Firm, LLC is a dedicated, hard-working attorney who can help you take the necessary steps to build a solid case. Beau's detailed and organized approach may provide you with financial compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, or even additional pain and suffering due to conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder.

Contact a personal injury attorney at The Layfield Law Firm, LLC if you or someone you care about has been injured in a dog attack and would like to discuss your options for compensation.

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