In Louisiana, pet owners are legally responsible for the damage or injuries caused by their pets, if the owner knew or should have known that the pet would cause damage and that damage could have been prevented but for the fact that the owner failed to exercise reasonable care.
One possible defense to damage or injuries caused by dog attacks is when the dog is provoked. Years ago, when I was working as an intern at the Louisiana Supreme Court, I had the honor of working on the famous case, Pepper v. Triplet, which involved the provocation of a dog right before an attack.
As with any accident in Louisiana, whether you have a case depends on the specific facts.
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