Caring Counsel For The Victims Of Dog Bite Injuries
A dog bite can happen anywhere – in public or in private, with dog owners you know or dog owners you don’t know. If a dog bit you and you have damages as a result, you can turn to us at Miller, Hampton & Hilgendorf for personalized legal representation. Our experienced and skillful premises liability attorneys have more than 55 combined years of experience serving clients throughout Louisiana.
What To Know About Your Case
Surviving an animal attack can be incredibly traumatic. If a bite becomes infected, it can lead to even worse conditions with long-lasting complications. Under Louisiana statute 2321 of the Civil Code, you have an actionable dog bite claim if:
- The owner knew or should have known that the animal had dangerous behavior.
- The owner could have exercised reasonable care to prevent the incident but failed to do so.
- You did not provoke the animal to bite you.
If all these criteria apply to your situation, then we can help you with your case. In our state, you have only one year from the date of the dog bite to file a dog bite lawsuit. If you miss this deadline, you forfeit the right to recover financial compensation.
Putting Our Experience To Good Use For You
It is not easy to build a successful dog bite injury claim. Many claims adjusters, jurors and even judges are quick to place blame on the victim instead of the negligent owner and their dog. As personal injury lawyers, we put in the time to construct a thorough case, no matter how difficult your situation may seem. This has led to a long, storied history of favorable case outcomes, including high settlements and awards, for our clients.
Talk To A Dog Bite Accident Lawyer For Free
If you have an injury because of a dangerous animal, contact Miller, Hampton & Hilgendorf. We provide the personalized help you need. To schedule a completely free initial consultation, please call our Baton Rouge law office at 225-343-2205 or send us an email today.