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Dog Bite Lawyers for Macon, Georgia

Leveling the Playing Field for You

When someone else’s dog attacks you, it can turn your whole world upside down.

You’re in pain and dealing with the physical and emotional challenges that follow an animal attack injury. Unfortunately, a complicated battle for the money you need to pay your bills lies ahead, and when you’re alone up against huge insurance companies, the odds are stacked against you. We can level the playing field for you.

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We’ve been a pillar of the Georgia community for 40 years. We always operate with the highest integrity and unquestionable ethics (we’ve even won awards for it!). Our clients trust us to always work in their best interest, and we take that trust seriously. We go up against big insurance companies on your behalf to get you the money you deserve after a dog bite. We’ve helped your friends and neighbors maximize their compensation after an injury; let us help you, too.

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Every case we take on, we take personally. We pursue the full value of your claim, so you can return to your life with the money you need to move forward after your dog bite injury.

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Our compassionate and dedicated attorneys have fought for countless clients suffering from dog bite injuries. Let us handle your complex case for you so you can focus on healing.

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  • Fight for what’s right, not what’s easy
Dog Bite Personal Injury Lawyers for Macon, GA

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Dog Bite Victims Paid

Insurance companies are loyal to their profits and shareholders. They have teams of lawyers and experts on their side to try and pay you as little as possible. On the other hand, our role is to fight for YOU. Your financial recovery is always our first priority. We have 40 years of experience advocating for dog bite victims to get them the money they deserve.
Choosing the right law firm can make an enormous difference in the outcome of your case. Just the stress relief of having a lawyer who listens to you, calls and emails you back, answers your questions promptly, and keeps you in the loop on your case can allow you to concentrate on healing more effectively. Using an experienced firm that has the resources to investigate thoroughly, consult every expert your case requires, and provide the personalized attention your case deserves can potentially add significant amount of money to your final check.
Macon, Georgia Dog Attack Injury Lawyers

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No matter where you are located, our Macon dog bite attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24/7 for your free consultation.
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Laws vary from state to state with respect to how and when a dog owner is liable for an injury caused by their dog. In Georgia, the law that creates dog owner liability actually applies to any animal. If a person is harmed by a dog in Georgia, they must show three things in order to be eligible for compensation.

1. The dog in question must be deemed vicious or dangerous

This means, that in some cases, the owner must be aware of the dog’s tendency to be aggressive or dangerous. If there is evidence that suggests the dog has displayed vicious behavior in the past, then that could suffice. In some cases though, there might not be previously recorded instances of the dog behaving in an aggressive manner. Fortunately for dog bite victims, if there is a city ordinance stating dogs must be on leashes, and the dog was not, then this is sufficient to satisfy the statute. In Montezuma, Georgia, for example, it is unlawful to allow a dog to “run at large,” unless the dog is restrained on a leash or “otherwise in the immediate control” of the owner.

2. The owner must have acted carelessly in allowing the animal to roam “at liberty”

If the dog was not leashed in an area that required leashes, this would be enough to indicate the owner was not sufficiently cautious. If the owner kept the dog in a fenced in yard that the dog had previously escaped from, this could also potentially suffice. There must be some evidence that the owner did not properly restrain or contain the dog.

3. The person who suffered the injury must not have provoked the animal

When a person provokes a dog, the dog owner will not be typically be found liable.

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The Cost of a Dog Bite

Man’s best friend can make an excellent companion. The legendary loyalty of dogs has led to them becoming the pet of choice for most Americans. Today, between 70 and 80 million dogs are owned in the United States. Many Americans even view their dogs as a full-fledged member of their family. But, like people, each dog is different and some are more aggressive than others. In fact, there are an estimated four and a half million dog bites every year in the United States. In tens of thousands of cases, the bites are so severe that they require reconstructive surgery. When the serious injuries caused by dog bites lead to the victim requiring hospitalization, the injured person can face hospital bills amounting to an average of $18,200.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Your Dog Bite Questions Answered

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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Serving Macon GA and More:

Warner Robins (31088, 31093, 31095)

Lizella (31052)

Byron (31008)

Centerville (31028)

Gray (31032)

Fort Valley (31030)

Jeffersonville (31044)

Bolingbroke (31004)

Bonaire (31005)

Kathleen (31047)

Powersville (31008)

Gordon (31031)

Perry (31069)

Roberta (31078)

Musella (31066)

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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.