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Augusta Dog Bite Injury Lawyers

We've Got You After a Dog Attack

While many consider their dogs a vital part of the family, dogs, like other animals, can sometimes exhibit unpredictable behavior that can result in bites, attacks and even fatal maulings.

A dog bite is not an injury to be taken lightly. The victim of a dog attack may suffer severe physical injuries that require stitches, reconstructive surgery and possibly result in serious infection or lasting disfigurement. In the aftermath of the initial emergency room visit and any surgeries, procedures or immunizations required, medical bills start flooding in, creating financial stress.

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Montlick lawyers know how scary, complicated, and overwhelming the experience of a dog bite or attack can be. For 40 years, we’ve been fighting for people just like you: getting them the money they deserve after a dog bite derailed their lives with staggering medical expenses. Let us help you, too.

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I recently switched to Montlick and Associates after my previous lawyer, Scott Pryor Law, was unable to win my personal injury case or even secure an offer. My experience with Montlick and Associates, particularly with Nives Juric, has been nothing short of phenomenal.Nives Juric took on my case after it was dropped and, within just two months, secured two full settlement approvals. Her expertise and dedication have instilled confidence that the final settlement will be achieved with the same efficiency and success.If you’re in need of a personal injury lawyer, I highly recommend Montlick and Associates. Their commitment to their clients is exceptional, and Nives Juric’s results speak for themselves. They turned my previously hopeless case into a series of victories. Don’t hesitate to seek their assistance for your personal injury needs.
Montlick & Associates was professional, informative and kindly answered all of my concerns. I highly recommend these personal injury attorneys.
I was in an auto accident in December and I contacted Montlick for representation and from day one they made me feel like my case was as important to them as it was to me. Amy and Cate was very polite, professional, well informed and easy to reach. This made me feel very comfortable with this firm. My case manager Amy was awesome, she was always quick to call me back when I needed to speak to her and she called me at least every two weeks to keep me posted on my case even if there wasn’t any developments. My attorney Cate Powell was also great to work with, she too kept me very well informed on my case every step of the way. Up to the very end when we closed my case, they both explained everything very clearly, and made sure that I was comfortable with everything I was signing and made me feel welcome and appreciated. I would highly recommend Montlick Law to anyone with a personal injury. They will take great care of you.
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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!
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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.
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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!!!
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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!!!
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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
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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.
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Dog Attack Injury Lawyers Serving Augusta

Billions of Dollars Won. Countless Lives Restored.™ 

Serious dog maulings can result in injuries that require stitches and/or reconstructive surgery, which can be painful, expensive, and emotionally devastating. Often these injuries result in permanent disfigurement, nerve damage, or lasting pain, affect your personal life and even your ability to work. We are prepared to stand behind you and fight for the financial compensation you need to rebuild your life after an Augusta dog bite incident.

Augusta, GA Dog Bite Lawyers

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Our Augusta dog bite attorneys typically explore a number of legal theories when analyzing the basis for liability of a dog owner in an Augusta dog attack. Georgia follows the common law One Bite Rule that has been repealed as unfairly harsh in many states. The rule is, to some degree, a misnomer because, despite the rules name, there is no requirement that a dog need to have bitten someone before liability may be imposed on a dog owner. This misconception is very commonly misunderstood and leads some to believe that they get “one free bite.”

While there is no requirement that an Augusta dog attack victim prove that the dog has bitten someone on a previous occasion, this approach to imposing liability on a dog owner does require evidence that the dog owner “knew or should have known” that the dog had vicious tendencies. This is sometimes referred to as the “scienter” requirement. While a prior dog bite incident is one way that a dog’s prior vicious behavior may be shown, it may also be established by other evidence. The breed and training of the dog may also be relevant as certain breeds of dogs have a greater propensity for viciousness including pit bulls and Rottweilers.

The case of Supan v. Griffin, 238 Ga. App. 404 (1999) provides a clear direction on how the One Bite Rule works in Georgia. The plaintiff was injured when a dog on the owner’s property attacked the dog bite victim. The court held that the true test of liability is the owner’s “superior knowledge of his dog’s temperament.” Supan’s dog had previously attacked another dog while threatening its owner with “bared fangs, vicious growls and attack behavior.” Although the dog did not bite, this evidence of an aggressive temperament was sufficient to impose liability on the dog owner.

Our experienced Augusta dog bite lawyers thoroughly investigate our clients’ dog bite cases to identify evidence that a dog owner should have known of a dog’s vicious tendencies. Even when the scienter requirement cannot be established because there is no evidence of past viciousness by a dog, we may still pursue an Augusta dog bite lawsuit based on an owner’s negligence or violation of a leash law ordinance. If an owner’s negligence can be shown to have caused injury in the form of a dog attack resulting in a bite or even knocking someone to the ground on a bike, this may be the basis for imposing liability on a dog owner. Similarly, if you suffer a dog attack in a city or county that has a leash law, an owner may be liable for injuries caused because the dog was allowed to run at large rather than being confined by a fence or on a leash.

Animal Attacks Are Serious

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We encourage you to call for a free consultation because there is absolutely no obligation to you when we evaluate your Augusta dog bite claim. No matter where you are located, our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you.

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Dog attacks that result in serious injury are far more common than most people realize. Each year 5 million people suffer some form of dog bite injury ranging from minor bites that do not break the skin to fatal mauling incidents. Dog attacks send an estimated hundred thousand people per year to U.S. emergency rooms annually. Tragically, small children are the most susceptible victims both in terms of the frequency that they are attacked and the severity of the dog attack.

Dog mauling injuries for people of any age can include nerve damage, damage to vital organs, scarring or disfigurement, broken bones, internal bleeding, infection and even death.

Frequently Asked Questions

Augusta, GA Law Firm Answers your Dog Bite Questions

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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Susanne was at a friend’s house when the friend’s dog jumped up onto her lap.

She could tell something was off, but before she had a chance to act, the dog mauled her face.

Dog bites are a particularly complicated injury that often lead to excess scarring or disfigurement.

Susanne knew she needed an experienced dog bite attorney to fight for her rights. That’s why she called Montlick.

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