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Louisiana Dog Bite Attorney

Lake Charles Dog Bite Lawyer Fights for Your Rights

Dog bites or attacks are nearly always traumatic, especially if the victim is a child. The physical injuries can be quite serious in addition to the emotional impact of such animal attacks. Thomas E. Townsley fights to recover full compensation for your:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost income

Louisiana Is a Strict Liability State

Louisiana liability law and dog bite statutes provide that the owner of a dog is strictly liable for injuries to persons or property caused by his or her dog, which the owner could have prevented and did not result from the injured person's provocation of the dog. This means that a dog bite victim must prove that their incident was one that the dog owner could have prevented.

Thomas E. Townsley is well-versed in Louisiana dog bite statutes and law, and knows how to argue dog bite cases to recover the maximum amount of damages you are entitled to under Louisiana law. He offers sound counsel on dog bite cases, explains your case, no matter how complex, and guides you through the legal process.

Dangerous Dog Statute

Any violations of the Dangerous Dog Statute may result in fines of not more than $300 and possibly a civil liability suit.

Vicious Dog Statute

Owners of vicious dogs that injure a person's face may result in fines up to $500 and six months in prison.

If Your Dog Is Injured or Killed by Another Dog

You may be entitled to compensation if your dog is injured or killed by another dog or hurt through the negligence of another person or a product. Lake Charles personal injury lawyer Thomas Townsley can help you get compensated for veterinarian bills, emotional distress and anything else that you are entitled to receive.

Defending Your Dog Bite Case in Louisiana

If you, your child or family member has been bitten by a dog, contact Thomas E. Townsley today. He can help to hold the responsible parties in your case accountable.