Our Dunwoody dog bites lawyers have worked with thousands of dog bite victims and can use our experience to fight for you. We will explain your rights in easy to understand terms to make an informed decision about how to proceed. Then, we will act as your voice every step of the way.
The initial consultation is free, and all additional support is offered on a contingency-fee basis. That means you pay nothing until you win. Call (404) 888-8888 to get started today.
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Understand Your Rights After a Canine Attack
Georgia dog owners have a legal obligation to protect the safety of those in the community. If a canine attack causes physical and emotional injuries, you have a legal right to hold the dog’s owner accountable.
An attorney will work with you to valuate the injuries you’ve suffered, file the appropriate paperwork within the allotted two-year time period, and negotiate for the compensation you deserve.
Compensation You May Be Entitled To:
- Medical Expenses: All costs associated with current and future medical intervention (this can include doctor and emergency room visits, hospital stays, rehabilitation services, surgical procedures, medication, and more)
- Mental Anguish: Compensation for emotional and psychological distress you’ve suffered—including (but not limited to) depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and more. This can include costs associated with mental health counseling, medication, and beyond.
- Lost Income: All current and future wages are lost due to the physical and emotional injuries you suffer after an attack. This can include current lost wages and future reductions in earning capacity if you cannot return to work in the same capacity as before the attack.
Between recovering from your physical injuries, healing emotionally, and taking care of your family, you have enough to worry about. A Dunwoody dog bites lawyer will fight for your rights, so you don’t have to.
How Georgia’s Dog Bite Laws Protect You
Georgia is not a “one-bite” law state. Instead, Georgia adheres to a modified version of this statute that holds dog owners accountable if it can be proven that they were negligent in one way or another (O.C.G.A. § 51-2-7). How you decide to proceed will depend largely on your case’s specifics and whether the dog who attacked has a history of aggression.
An attorney will work with you to gather the evidence required to prove:
- A dog with a history of aggressive behavior caused your injuries. This could involve prior attacks on people or animals or non-violent signs of aggression like barking.
- Your attack was caused by the dog owner’s carelessness. This may mean that the owner failed to adhere to leash laws or failed to properly anticipate situations in which an animal might attack.
- Your attack and its resulting injuries have had a notably negative impact on your life—and have reduced or eliminated your quality of life or ability to earn a living.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers is waiting to hear your story—call us at (404) 888-8888.
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Protect Your Family’s Future
What you do in the immediate aftermath of a canine attack can dramatically impact the type of compensation you can seek.
- Seek medical attention as quickly as possible. Not only can dog bites become infected, delaying seeing a doctor can work against you as you negotiate for a settlement. Additionally, documentation from these visits will prove critical as you move forward with your claim.
- Document the scene and your injuries with photographs of the dog, the surrounding area, your clothes, and anything else that paints a picture of your attack.
- Consult an attorney with state-specific experience. Your attorney will work to gather evidence, advise you on how to proceed, and act as your advocate throughout the entire claims process.
- Collect information from the dog’s owner. Information should include contact information, an immunization history for the dog, and the dog’s history of aggression or violence.
- Report the attack to the local police department and animal control agency.
No amount of financial compensation can undo all the damage that’s been done—especially if the victim was a child. The trauma of a canine attack can take years of intensive work with a trained professional to recover from. What a fair settlement can do is protect you and your family’s future by ensuring you have access to the medical, psychiatric, and rehabilitation services you need.
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Consult a Georgia Attorney to Get Started
If you’ve been injured by a dog, regardless of whether they’ve attacked before, you have every right to hold their owner accountable. Do not hesitate to take action. The longer you wait, the harder it is to prove your case.
Why You Might Consider Hiring Our Services
We have secured thousands of dollars in settlements for victims across Georgia. Our team knows how to:
- Prove fault
- Demonstrate the impact your injuries have had on your quality of life
- Negotiate to ensure you don’t accept an unreasonably low settlement offer
If an agreement cannot be reached through negotiation, our team can litigate on your behalf in court.
We handle personal injury, auto accidents, and workers’ compensation cases exclusively and have decades of experience litigating canine attack cases. We understand the law, insurance adjusters’ goals, and your needs and will work to ensure your needs come first.
Call (404) 888-8888 for a consultation with a team member to learn your rights and how a Dunwoody dog bites lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers will fight to protect them.