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Dog Bite Injury Lawyers for Columbus, Georgia

Montlick is the Answer to a Dog Bite

When dog owners fail to put the proper precautions in place, someone could get hurt.

When you or someone in your family suffers injury from a dog bite, it could vary in severity from a bite that barely breaks the skin to a fatal dog mauling. Any type of bite by an animal is cause for concern and should be evaluated by a medical professional immediately. Severe bites, maulings and attacks could mean extremely costly medical care, surgeries, and possibly permanent disfigurement or disability. These costs can overwhelm a family financially.

When a person suffers a dog bite, it is often due to the owner’s failure to secure their dangerous dog or otherwise take reasonable precautions to prevent anyone from getting hurt. Unfortunately for the victim, a stressful battle for financial compensation lies ahead. But you don’t have to fight alone. Montlick takes charge of our clients’ cases and fights fiercely to put the maximum money in their pockets.

 

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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.
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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Columbus Dog Mauling Lawsuit Attorneys

Avoid a Costly Mistake

It’s important to remember after an animal attack injury, insurance companies (even your own) are not on your side. They’re motivated by profits. Trying to take on these enormous corporations on your own without a qualified attorney in your corner could be an extremely costly. When you hire Montlick, we’re here to work for you and always have your best interest at heart.

In fact, having a lawyer is so valuable to your ultimate payout that the insurance industry’s own research has shown that a majority of personal injury claim payouts from insurance companies went to victims represented by a lawyer. Personal injury victims with legal representation received, on average, 300% more money than those without lawyers on their side.

Columbus Dog Bite Attorneys

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Dog bites and other animal attacks can cause serious and permanent injuries, including disfigurement and scars requiring reconstructive surgery, nerve damage, damage to internal organs, fractures and broken bones and even wrongful death.

Our lawyers are committed to pursuing every avenue for financial recovery in your case. This could include money to compensate you for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

 

Proving the Case

Our dog attack attorneys may use a variety of legal theories to establish the liability of a dog owner that does not take sufficient measures to protect others from his or her dog. Generally, a dog owner may be liable to a dog attack victim based on strict liability, negligence, or violation of a leash law.

Strict Liability: Although strict liability is a basis for imposing legal responsibility for dog bite injuries, the concept of strict liability is somewhat nuanced in this context. While strict liability still means “liability regardless of negligent conduct,” strict liability only applies if a pre-existing knowledge requirement is met (referred to as the “scienter” requirement). A dog owner may be liable for a dog bite attack if the owner knows or should know that a dog has a vicious propensity. This vicious propensity may be manifested not only by bites but also through aggressive conduct by the dog or evidence of the owner’s knowledge, like muzzling the dog or posting “beware of dog” signs. If a dog owner knows or should know of such vicious propensities, then the dog owner may be liable for injuries even if the dog owner is not negligent.

Negligence: When dog owners have no reason to know of prior vicious tendencies by their dog, they may still be liable if they engage in negligent conduct that causes a dog bite victim’s injuries. An example of such negligence (i.e. unreasonably careless behavior) might include leaving one’s gate open so that the dog gets out.

Local Leash Laws: If a dog owner fails to restrain their dog on a leash or fenced in their yard in violation of a leash law, our experienced Columbus dog bite attorneys may be able to employ the doctrine of “negligence per se.” The doctrine of negligence per se essentially means that violation of a statute or ordinance (e.g. leash law) that is intended to protect the public may constitute negligence when the violation results in injury to those it is intended to protect. A leash law in a locality is designed to protect residents from being injured by dogs running at large. This means that a violation of the leash law may constitute the basis for imposing liability on the dog owner.

Important Info

You should never accept a settlement from an insurance company before consulting with an experienced, licensed Georgia dog bite attorney.
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A Common Occurrence

Approximately 4.5 million people in the U.S. suffer a dog bite annually with almost 800,000 being serious enough that they require medical attention. The risk of being attacked by a dog has increased over 85 percent during a recent fifteen year span. Those who are victims of dog attacks in Columbus and throughout the state tend to be the nation’s most vulnerable with the majority of victims being children under the age of 5 and seniors over the age of 65.

Unfortunately, many of those victims suffer a wide variety of damages and require varying degrees of treatment, whether it be a simple rabies shot or reconstructive surgery. Regardless of what sort of treatment you or your family member require, the experience Columbus dog bite lawyers at Montlick know what it takes to establish liability and recover damages.

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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Fortson, GA (31808)

Midland, GA (31820)

Cataula, GA (31804)

Upatoi, GA (31829)

Waverly Hall, GA (31831)

Smiths Station, AL (36877)

Ellerslie, GA (31807)

Hamilton, GA (31811)

Salem, AL (36874)

Pine Mountain, GA (31822)

Cusseta, GA (31805)

Fort Mitchell, AL (36856)

Shiloh, GA (31826)

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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.