We have updated our privacy policy. By continuing, you are agreeing to our terms.

>
#1

Call our team at your convenience

Dial 1 (800) 529-6333 to speak a Montlick team member. We’re standing by 24/7

#2

Immediately connect with a Lawyer

We never make you jump through hoops to speak to an attorney.

#3

Get a free consultation

Consultations are always confidential and cost-free. We’re here to listen and advise.

Albany, Georgia Dog Bite Lawyers

Negligent Dog Owners Are No Match for Montlick

Pets are part of the family. But what happens when someone else’s animal turns vicious and you’re the target?

The dog is not responsible. Instead, a negligent owner could be at fault. Whether the owner had their pet off leash, ignored local laws or ordinances, or simply failed to act in time, they could be held accountable in civil court.

You don’t want your lawyer to see you as just another case number. At Montlick, we take your personal injury claim personally. Our attorneys evaluate your claim and determine the degree of liability to which an owner may be held. A pet owner’s negligence shouldn’t put you in financial hardship, and with proper legal representation in a personal injury claim, we’ll fight for you to receive the maximum compensation from the owner of a dangerous animal.

js_loader
SEE IF YOU QUALIFY

Do you have a case?

Name(Required)

SEE IF YOU QUALIFY

Do you have a case?

We Ease the Burden of a Complicated Situation

We work for you so you can focus on healing

The most important part of your journey is your recovery. We handle all aspects of your case so you can focus on healing.

Your needs above all else

No matter the needs of your case, we are here to help. With compassionate, dedicated lawyers, you can trust your interests will always be our top priority.

We Promise to Always:
  • Communicate compassionately and frequently
  • Work for your best interest
  • Fight for what’s right, not what’s easy
  • Act with integrity
Dog Bites in Albany

Get the Money You Deserve

A dog bite personal injury case may include compensation for various damages, including, but not limited to:

  1. Medical expenses
  2. Rehabilitation and therapy
  3. Out-of-pocket expenses
  4. Property damages
  5. Lost income
  6. Pain and suffering

While this list is not all-encompassing, it does serve as a strong foundation for where to begin looking for compensation. You can rest assured that an experienced Montlick personal injury lawyer will explore all potential avenues of financial compensation so you get the most money in your pocket.

 

Albany Dog Bite Injury Law Firm

There for you since 1984

Our Albany dog bite lawyers draw on our experience successfully representing dog bite victims since 1984.

Contact Us

Special Considerations

According to the statute of limitations, as per Georgia Code § 9-3-33, you generally have two years from the date of your injuries to file a dog bite claim, however there are exceptions. If you do not file a claim by the correct deadline, the courts will not hear your case, and you will be unable to receive compensation. Furthermore, according to Georgia state law, a dog owner will be held liable for injuries and property damage caused by a dog if the attack was not provoked. With the help of an experienced Montlick lawyer, you can be sure that we will take care of all aspects of your claim within the required timeframe, so you do not miss out on the compensation you deserve.

Understanding Georgia’s Modified Comparative Negligence

In certain situations, under Georgia’s modified comparative negligence, owners of aggressive dogs where you were the victim of a bite may have legal defense to your lawsuit. If you entered an owner’s property despite animal warning signs or stuck your hand through a fence to pet a dog, you may share a portion of the blame if you unnecessarily put yourself in a dangerous position. However, with the help of an experienced law professional, you may be able to counter those arguments.

Even if the victim is partially responsible for the accident, he or she may still be eligible for compensation, and this is covered under Georgia’s modified comparative negligence law. As long as the victim is less than 50% responsible for the accident, he can recover compensation. The amount recoverable, however, will reduce by whatever percentage of fault the victim holds.

A trusted Albany lawyer will help you maximize your compensation.

There for you since 1984

Our Albany dog bite lawyers draw on our experience successfully representing dog bite victims since 1984.

Contact Us

Staggering Statistics

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, nearly five million dog bites occur annually in the United States. Nearly one-fifth of those require professional medical attention. While the vast majority of dog bit incidents are non-fatal, more than 27,000 victims did require reconstructive surgery in an attempt to repair the physical damage caused by the attack. Since these reconstructive surgeries are often considered cosmetic, you may have a tough time securing payment through insurance, and that is not something you should have to worry about during your recovery. With the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer, you can secure peace of mind knowing we will fight for the maximum recovery you deserve.

Immediate Action Steps Post-Attack

There for you since 1984

Our Albany dog bite lawyers draw on our experience successfully representing dog bite victims since 1984.

Contact Us

Here are the steps the American Veterinary Medical Association recommends you should take as well as our legal recommendation immediately following an animal attack:

  1. Request proof of rabies vaccination and the get the owner’s name and contact information
  2. Take photos of the dog and your injuries
  3. Talk to any witnesses and get their names
  4. Call 911 to file an official police report
  5. Obtain the address of the dog owner
  6. Contact animal control and inform them of the situation
  7. Get medical attention right away
  8. Contact the dog’s veterinarian to check vaccination records

Regardless of the situation, your safety is our number one priority. If you are unable to accomplish any of the above steps prior to contacting emergency medical services, our team will assign an investigator to your case to collect all of the pertinent information we need to build a winning case.

Frequently Asked Questions

Everything You Need to Know About Dog Bite Cases

What is Georgia’s “one bite” rule for dogs?
The "One Bite Rule" is based on the idea that an owner who has no reason to believe their dog is dangerous should not be held liable if the dog surprises everyone by suddenly biting someone.
Read more
How do leash laws affect a dog bite claim?
Generally, the violation of a leash law may constitute an independent basis for imposing liability under the doctrine of "negligence per se."
Read more
Is the dog owner definitely responsible for my bite?
If the owner has knowledge of the dog's vicious tendencies (also referred to as the "scienter requirement"), liability may be imposed without evidence of negligence by the dog owner.
Read more
Do I have a bicycle accident case even if I wasn’t directly hit by a motor vehicle?
Bicycle accidents resulting from dog attacks are one of the leading causes of bicycle related injuries.
Read more
Serving Dog Bite Victims in Albany and Beyond

Help Where You Need It.

Leesburg (31763)

Dawson (39842)

Sasser (39885)

Putney (31782)

Baconton (31716)

Newton (39870)

Smithville (31787)

Bronwood (39826)

National Dog Bite Injury Attorney
I was in pain, I didn't know what to do. So I called Montlick Injury Attorneys.
Watch Video
1 / 4
I hired Montlick lawyers because the work ethic was shining. I felt like, okay, I'm in good hands.
Watch Video
2 / 4
When I called, I remember my attorney saying "everything's going to be okay. I can handle this."
Watch Video
3 / 4
I consulted Montlick Injury Attorneys. I thought that they would best represent my well-being.
Watch Video
4 / 4
I hired Montlick lawyers because the work ethic was shining. I felt like, okay, I'm in good hands.
When I called, I remember my attorney saying "everything's going to be okay. I can handle this."
I consulted Montlick Injury Attorneys. I thought that they would best represent my well-being.
I was in pain, I didn't know what to do. So I called Montlick Injury Attorneys.
I was in pain, I didn't know what to do. So I called Montlick Injury Attorneys.
Watch Video
I hired Montlick lawyers because the work ethic was shining. I felt like, okay, I'm in good hands.
Watch Video
When I called, I remember my attorney saying "everything's going to be okay. I can handle this."
Watch Video
I consulted Montlick Injury Attorneys. I thought that they would best represent my well-being.
Watch Video

We represent you because it’s the right thing to do.

No matter where you are located, our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED. You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

24/7
Support
Unrivaled
Results
Unmatched
Compassion

You’re not alone. Our attorneys are here to fight for you so you can get the compensation you deserve. And, we’re good at it too.

24/7
Support
Unrivaled
Results
Unmatched
Compassion