More than 4.5 million people in the United States suffer dog bites each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and more than 800,000 seek medical attention for their dog bite. Children are commonly the victims of a dog bite, and they are more likely to be severely injured.

Louisiana has laws in place that identify what actions should take place to determine what needs to happen when a dog attacks someone. If you or a loved one is bitten by a dog and require professional medical care. There are nuances to the law such as whether the dog bite could have been prevented or whether the dog was provoked.

A criminal case could be filed when the dog bite results in severe injuries to the victim. A civil case can be filed to recover monetary compensation for the dog bite. A dog bite lawyer can explain the legal options available to someone who has been bitten by a dog.

Jesse L. Wimberly III

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