Big or small, furry, cuddly, and cute – dogs are not nicknamed “man’s best friend” for no reason. However, even the sweetest pet can bite if provoked. Each year, more than 800,000 Americans receive medical attention for dog bites; and at least half of them are children, according to the American Veterinary Medical Foundation.
Fortunately, Louisiana has a dog bite statute that holds the owner of the dog responsible. When you suffer from a dog bite injury, it should be taken seriously.
Follow this list of steps to help protect those that have been bitten:
- Identify and obtain contact information from any witnesses.
- Keep records of any injuries that have been sustained: cuts, bruises, or any other type of injury received from the attack.
- Obtain insurance and contact information from the owner of the dog.
- Take pictures of the scene where the bite occurred.
- Write down all of this information and specific facts of how the attack occurred.
- Contact a personal injury attorney immediately.
We want to protect your legal right and get you the help you need. If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, don’t wait to take action – call us at 866.897.8495 or contact us online to get started.