Lafayette Dog Bite Accidents Lawyers Serving Clients Throughout the Acadiana Area
A dog bite or animal attack can leave a person scarred or disfigured, particularly when the victim is a child. Sometimes, reconstructive surgery is necessary to fix extensive injuries to the face and other parts of the body. In other cases, a bite can lead to infection or nerve damage. Owners of dogs and other pets should be held accountable for the injuries these animals inflict on other people.
Whether you were attacked by a vicious dog or injured in an accident involving livestock on a major road, we can help you. At Tauzin & Lorio, Attorneys at Law, we have 21 years of experience representing injured victims of dog bites, animal attacks and motor vehicle accidents. Contact our Lafayette dog bite attorneys to learn more about our personal injury experience in a free initial consultation.
Strict Liability for Dog Bites in Louisiana
In Louisiana, dog owners are held strictly liable for injuries caused by their dogs. This means that the plaintiff does not need to show fault or negligence. The plaintiff does, however, need to show:
- The injuries were caused by the dog
- The owner could have prevented the injuries
- The injuries did not result from the victim’s provocation of the dog
We can help you bring a claim against the dog owner and pursue medical expenses, lost wages and damages for your pain and suffering.
Livestock Accidents With Motor Vehicles
Roaming livestock are common in the rural areas of Louisiana. However, when a car or truck hits livestock, such as a cow, it can lead to serious injuries and extensive property damage. In Louisiana, the law states that a livestock owner may not knowingly, willfully or negligently allow livestock to roam upon certain major, public highways.
If you were involved in an accident on a Louisiana freeway or highway, we can help you determine if you have a claim against the animal’s owner. In the case of a wrongful death, we also represent families in securing funeral expenses and other damages.