Bossier City, LA – Child Bit by Shreveport K-9 Officer on Hollyhock Ln
Bossier City, LA (April 29, 2021) – One child was hospitalized following a dog attack in the Golden Meadows subdivision earlier this week. On April 27, authorities were called to the site of an incident on Hollyhock Lane.
According to reports, a K-9 officer with the Shreveport Police Department escaped out of their yard in the 5400 block of Hollyhock Lane and attacked a 5-year-old child.
The child sustained undisclosed injuries in the incident. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the child who was injured in this incident. We hope for their full recovery.
Dog Attacks in Louisiana
Every year, dog attacks in the state of Louisiana send thousands of people to area hospitals with injuries. These incidents can result in severe injuries that require hospitalization, surgery, and therapy. When victims are injured in dog attacks, they are often left with overwhelming mental and physical pain and suffering. Regrettably, reports provided by the Humane Society show that roughly 51% of dog bite victims across the United States are children. Over 26% of children attacked by dogs require some form of medical treatment following their attacks. Not only do these incidents leave victims with painful physical injuries, but mental and emotional trauma can last for years.
Our state provides victims with legal avenues to secure compensation to cover the costs of medical treatment and various other damages. In our state, Louisiana Civil Code article 2321 provides information surrounding legal options for victims who are harmed in these incidents. When victims are harmed in dog attacks, it is crucial that they reach out to a Louisiana do bite attorney as soon as possible. Victims may have an array of legal options available to help them recover.
Working with a responsive, knowledgeable, and aggressive legal team can help to ensure families are able to move forward in the best way possible. Our team at Smiley Law Firm truly cares about the well-being of our clients. When victims are harmed in explosions and fire incidents, we strive to provide them with the best chances of getting the justice they deserve. It is important that you have a team by your side that is committed to guiding and assisting you every step of the way. Our personal injury attorneys in Louisiana are truly concerned about our clients. For this reason, we work diligently to ensure they are able to maximize their recoveries and get the justice they deserve. If you were injured as a result of an explosion or a fire, reach out to our premises liability attorneys in Louisiana at your earliest convenience. By calling our team at 504-688-3494 or 504-822-2222, we can schedule a free case evaluation at your earliest convenience to explore the legal options available to you
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