Does Louisiana Have a Statute of Limitations for Dog Bite Injuries?

As lovable as most dogs are, some are capable of biting strangers, which can lead to severe injuries, especially for children.
Picture of an aggressive dog
According to the nonprofit organization DogsBite, which is an educational and advocacy site for people injured by dogs, pit bulls or Rottweilers cause approximately 74 percent of dog bite fatalities. Many children are not going to know the potential danger of some dogs, because they can appear to be very friendly.

Children are extremely susceptible to serious injury or death in a dog attack for two reasons. Firstly, they are more likely to think that a dog will be friendly when trying to play with the animal. Secondly, their small size can make a dog wound much more severe.

If an aggressive dog has bitten you or your child, then you need to contact a personal injury attorney right away. The state of Louisiana has a statute of limitations that could affect the lawsuit that you are wishing to file.

What is the Statue of Limitations for Dog Bites?

In our state, dog bites are part of Louisiana Civil Code Article 3492, which states that your personal injury claim must be filed within a year of receiving your injury. Any filing after the year has passed may mean that your case is dismissed.

A lawyer with experience in dog bite cases may be able to work quickly if you feel that your statute of limitations is drawing near.

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