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St. Tammany Parish Dog Bite Lawyer

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It is estimated that nearly 40% of households in the United States have a dog as a pet. If a dog has caused an injury to yourself, your child, or a loved one, take swift action and discuss your case with our personal injury lawyer. A victim of a dog bite accident has one year to bring a claim for their injuries under Louisiana law, so time is of the essence. At The Tobey Law Firm, our caring attorney acts as our clients' guide throughout the legal process and is committed to constant, transparent communication. If you need a skilled dog bite lawyer in St. Tammany Parish, we can provide the legal services you deserve.

Contact The Tobey Law Firm at (985) 306-2012 today for a consultation.

Who Is Liable for a Dog Bite?

An animal attack can result in severe bodily injury, expensive medical bills, and lasting emotional trauma. Considering many dog bite victims are young children, the costs associated with a dog bite injury are often exorbitant. Common injuries from dog bites include broken bones, puncture wounds, infections, head injuries, and permanent nerve damage.

Under Louisiana Civil Code section 2321, a dog owner is responsible for their pet if:

  • The owner knew or should have known the animal would cause damage;
  • Taking reasonable care could have prevented the damage;
  • The owner did not take reasonable care to prevent the injury; and
  • The harmed individual did not provoke the animal into causing injury.

This statute is not only applied to dog bites but to any animal behavior that causes another person injury. The facts of the case determine how much liability the pet owner is responsible for. Working with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer can help compile the evidence needed to prove that the dog owner did not use reasonable care with their pet.

Caring & Capable Personal Injury Attorney

Do you have questions about a dog bite injury and want to speak with a dog bite lawyer in St. Tammany Parish? Do not hesitate to seek counsel from The Tobey Law Firm. We offer 24/7 availability for our clients and can schedule a consultation for more information. We will provide you with the compassionate guidance you need during this difficult time.

Call (985) 306-2012 at your earliest convenience to learn more about how we can help you pursue fair and full compensation.

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