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Athens Dog Bite Attorneys

Ready to Help Dog Bite Victims

You’ve come face to face with a terrifying situation—a dog bite or animal attack. 

This confusing, difficult time may leave you wondering where to look for help and who to hold responsible. When it comes to dog bites and other animal attacks, turn to Montlick for experienced, compassionate counsel.

We have a winning record in establishing negligence on the part of distracted, negligent, or irresponsible pet owners. We will fight fiercely to earn you maximum money in your pocket so that you can focus on your recovery.

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I had an excellent experience working with Enrique Fernandez on my case. He was always efficient, professional, and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend Mr. Fernandez and Montlick & Associates to anyone who has been involved in a personal injury matter.
When it comes to personal injuries being handled with upmost quality care, professionalism and determination to resolve all legal woes quickly and successfully. I'll be the first in a very long line of satisfied customers to say that Monica Pearson, (one of Atlanta's great Black female broadcast journalists and the first, former WSB-TV evening anchor at Channel 2 Action News) who I truly admire was right on the money (meaning trustworthy) for informing all victims of negligence to seek legal help from a proven law firm such as Montlick & Associates, who I call the best of the best LEGAL STRONG ARMS in the personal injury business!I'm a client of this wonderful establishment who truly took care of all my needs relating to my unfortunate accident, all due to a distracted driver who paid dearly for his poor driving ability.In saying that, I must recognize two important people at the firm. One is legal assistant Amber Starks (a marvelous paralegal) who kept my spirit up while I dealt with my personal recovery. Amber Starks is fantastic person to know, and second is my attorney, the incredible Nick Vocino. I call him a "legal eagle battling ram" for the underdog against vicious insurance companies. He's terrific! Nick "The Battle Ram" Vocino is "no joke" when it comes to him protecting his clients, he's fabulous! And last but also first is the entire staff at Montlick, who made me feel like one of their family members, just splendid! Alright people, I stated I was recognizing two, but I ended up acknowledging four. Monica Pearson, Amber Starks, Nick Vocino and the staff at Montlick; thank you for all that you have done and still do. All of you have earned my respect and deserve a round of applause from your clients. Ladies & gentlemen, I appreciate you for a job well done. Many blessings I send to you.
Very professional staff. Amber was always professional and empathetic about my injuries. I would refer my attorney Nick V. To others who need a personal injury lawyer!
This is from Terri Dodd a friend of mine and client of Motlick and Associates. She would like to express her sincere appreciation to Scott Patterson and his team for their remarkable work on her personal injury case. They have given 100% attention to her needs and concerns, and their work has been exemplary. She and I both highly recommend anyone and everyone searching for legal assistance to contact Montlick and Associates.
I was extremely pleased with Montlick and associates. My attorney Ellen and legal assistant Dayna kept me updated every step of the way. Their customer service was top notch and I would highly recommend them to anyone who is in need of a personal injury attorney.
I spoke with Attorney Douglas Glosser about my accident case and the outstanding personal injury circumstances. He took the time to read many emails WITHOUT ANY LEGAL COST and gave me the best legal advice! Thank you Attorney DOUG of Montlick and Associates! Awesome work and advice! Please use this law firm folks for your PI cases, etc. I will send referrals!!! Dr. Vinson
They were easy to talk to, honest and upfront about any questions we may of had. I would recommend using them if anyone has any issues and may need a personal injury lawyer.
Best personal injury firm in Georgia.
Douglas Glosser is my attorney and he's doing a great job with my case. He's like a bull dog...I love it! I'm confident if it's there to be gotten he's going to make sure I get it. His support team has been extremely resourceful, caring and helpful as well. 5 stars for sure and will definitely recommend.
Mike Moran of Montlick and Associates is a pro in every sense of the term. He represented me in a personal injury case stemming from an auto accident which caused me to have an extensive multi-layer lumbar fusion revision.He took on one of the largest insurance companies in the country and secured a six-figure settlement for me. I trust Mike completely and recommend him without reservation. There is no doubt in my mind that a less accomplished attorney would have settled for much less.In fact, I would welcome the opportunity to work with him anytime anywhere (let's just hope I don't need him again!).
Incredible experience while handling my personal injury case. I was updated and my associate was very timely and considerate.
This the second time I have used Motlick & Associates. The first time was for an an auto accident. Michelle Mumpower was my attorney for this case. The insurance to cover this type injury was not enough to cover medical injury and lost wages. Miss Michelle got every possible penny.The second time was a workmen’s complaint.My lawyer was FarisZejnelovic’s. After the interview Faris suggested that I wait until after decision was made if the company would pay for hip and knee. When workmen’s comp. refused to pay for hip surgery I hired Faris. He not only told me he had my best interest at heart more importantly he showed me. When ever a question came up about my case all it took was one call to either Faris or his assistant BrendaCampbell and the question or concern was immediately addressed. Resolving this injury was a lengthy process but Faris always kept me informed and had my interest at heart. When the time came to settling my case Faris negotiated a settlement through mediation that I have no doubt was the best amount I could have gotten. Even after my case was settled and I received my settlement Faris and Brenda reached out just to see how I was doing.I would recommend Motlick for any personal injury case. They don’t just care about the money but they truly care about the client personally.
I want to thank attorney Jason Saltzman and his amazing team. His work is unparalleled, so thorough, so professional, so complete I was proud to have him represent me. He kept communication channels open and flowing. He fought for me with all his might and we got outstanding results. I was treated with respect and was heard. That is so important when you are going through a traumatic experience such as a car accident where you were badly hurt. I talked to many lawyers before I found Jason and if I ever need a personal injury attorney again (hopefully not) it will be Jason the one I hire to represent me again. Thank you Jason! Thank you, Esmeralda!! You are the best!!!
Very professional very thorough a great firm to have in your corner if you have a personal injury
Atty Mumpower and her assistant were very responsive to any calls and questions I had about my case. I would refer them again to anyone w/ a personal injury case.
My wife (Janice Dickerson) and I (Ron Dickerson) would like to thank Michelle G. Mumpower, Esq., Sarah McAllister and Margaret Grenleski, Esq., for taking our cases and for representing each of us in our personal injury cases. Michelle, Sarah and Margaret were very responsive each time we needed to discuss our cases. Although we haven't received our settlement checks, we have agreed to the settlement figures and we are standing by for notification of the checks clearing and mailing.Great job Montlick & Associates. We will be glad to recommend Montlick & Associates to our friends. Thank you, again.Stay Safe!!!
Jennifer Fleming and her team were honest, transparent and consistent! She made navigating uncharted waters in personal injury easy to understand after my fiancée were in an accident last year that could’ve taken our lives.
Ruben an his staff handled my personal injury settlement an won my case in a timely manner and kept me up to date on status the entire process I would like to thank them for their service :Tt
As you can imagine I was involved in an accident and was injured. I had no idea on how to pursue getting medical treatment and my vehicle repaired. My personal injury lawyer Sara Root advised me on what steps I needed to take and made sure the insurance company was being held responsible for my medical care and compensation. thanks Montlick and Associates.
I was extremely satisfied by the staff and my lawyer at Montlick and Associates they were very personal and friendly they stayed in touch with me on a weekly basis and did everything they could to get me the best settlement I could get,I truly truly am thankful to the staff at Montlick & Associates and will definitely recommend them to anyone who has a law need or personal injury claim. Thank you all again sincerely a satisfied customerThank you Ms. Nives and staff
Sarah Neeland, Alan Salzman and the whole team did a great job representing me in my personal injury case. I would highly recommend Montlick and Associates. They are very professional, have empathy for what their clients are going through and get satisfactory results.
My entire experience with Montlick & Associates was wonderful. My attorney was the consummate professional. He and his para actually cared about my wife and my injuries and our well-being. We were kept up-to-date and abreast of the current status of our case the entire time I couldn't ask for anything more. I hope to never need a personal injury law firm again but should that need arise I will never call anyone other than Montlick and Associates.
We had never had the need to hire an attorney for a personal injury before my husband had an accident at work and felt that our best interest were not being considered.We were very happy with the way our case was handled.I would recommend this firm above any of the others that we checked out.They were prompt and thoughtful about returning calls ,coming to us instead of us having to go to them. When you are dealing with an injury and feel like you are being blamed for it the best thing you can do is hire someone who knows how to deal with these companies so you can focus on getting back to work!
My attorney at Montlick & Associates was very helpful and hands on with my case. I was very impressed. Would not choose another personal injury lawyer if ever needed.
"Montlick & Associates is one of the best personal injury law firms in Georgia. They make you feel special and really care about you and your family, They work very hard for you. They also give back so much to the community. That's why I recommend them to anyone who needs a good injury attorney."
The fact that they will come visit you is a big plus, as far as I am concerned. Their personal injury attorneys listen and care. They also give back to the community, which means a lot to me. Keep up the outstanding work Montlick & Associates.
Anyone who said anything other than that Montlick & Associates has the best attorneys in the state for personal injury must be a competitor. They are truly the cream of the crop. Always professional and ahead of the curve. A plus.
I was incredibly impressed with the responsiveness of everyone I spoke with here. Each person I spoke with was incredibly caring and gave me their full time and attention. It was a very personable approach and makes you feel like family. They showed great professionalism in the care they took to see all of the little details and get all issues resolved. I am very happy with the results, and despite the circumstances that led me to need legal help, I am quite pleased to have been led to the best Georgia personal injury attorneys. If you are in need of a personal injury attorney, I highly recommend Montlick and Associates!
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Dog Bite Injury Lawyers for Athens, Georgia

Dog Bites Leave More Than Physical Scars

Dog attacks can leave their victims with immense physical and psychological injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 4.5 million dog bites occur annually. Some of these wounds can become infected and even require lifesaving treatment. Depending on the severity of the attack, dog bite victims may require sutures, immunizations, and even surgery. Not only can these wounds leave physical scars, which, in some cases, require reconstructive treatment, but they can also harm the victim emotionally and mentally, resulting in anxiety, fear of dogs or other animals, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and more.

At Montlick, our Athens dog bite lawyers understand the seriousness of any dog attack. While dogs are generally gentle and loyal creatures, a negligent dog owner combined with an aggressive or dangerous dog can result in a disastrous situation. Our firm assists qualifying dog bite victims in pursuing compensation against the negligent owner of the dog and/or other responsible parties. To determine whether you have a viable case, contact a dog bite attorney at Montlick as soon as possible. Our attorneys can advise you on your rights as well as what steps are necessary to protect those rights.

Athens Dog Bite & Animal Attack Injury Attorneys

Establishing Dog Bite Liability

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Our Athens dog bite and animal attack attorneys fight to maximize the money in your pocket while minimizing your stress.

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The owner of a dog who bites someone in Georgia may be liable for the victim’s damages, depending on the circumstances surrounding the attack. Georgia’s dog bite law is set out in Ga. Code Ann., § 51-2-6 to 7. It defines two situations in which the dog owner can be liable for an attack:

  • Knowledge of the dog’s dangerousness: In order to prevail under this theory of liability, an injured plaintiff will have to prove that the dog that bit him or her was dangerous, that the dog owner knew of the dog’s vicious tendencies, and, despite that knowledge, carelessly managed the dog or allowed it to be at large. Knowledge of dangerousness can be proven with evidence of prior or near-attacks.
  • Violation of leash laws or other local laws and ordinances: If the dog was not on a leash or at heel in violation of local ordinances at the time of the attack, and the owner allowed the dog to be at large or carelessly managed it, he or she can be held responsible for the victim’s damages under this alternative theory of liability.

Our attorneys work hard to prove liability and to find additional avenues of financial compensation, which could include insurance policies of involved parties and more. The unique facts of your situation will determine how much your specific case is worth, and calling a Montlick lawyer is the first step.

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Our Athens dog bite and animal attack attorneys fight to maximize the money in your pocket while minimizing your stress.
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Injured dog bite victims in Georgia may be able to seek compensation for their damages, including compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, personal items lost in the attack, pain and suffering, punitive damages depending on the egregiousness of the circumstances, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

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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.
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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."
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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.
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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.
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Your Athens GA Dog Bite Injury Attorneys

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Because we can’t stop accidents from happening, we do what we can to help minimize their long-term impact. We put more money in your pocket, where it belongs.