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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At Montlick, our goal is to put the most money possible in your pocket, where it belongs. With billions of dollars won for our clients, our attorneys know what it takes to win. Find out what we can do for you.
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When you have a question, we have an answer. And we’re only ever a phone call or email away. Keeping clients informed through every step of the legal process is one of Montlick’s top priorities, and if you ever find yourself unsure of something, we will be by your side every step of the way.
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- Communicate compassionately and frequently
- Work in your best interest
- Fight for what’s right, not what’s easy
- Act with integrity
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.
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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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.