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, in severe cases, 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 and Associates, Attorneys at Law, 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 or other responsible parties. The following is a look at some frequently asked questions about dog attacks in Georgia. To determine whether you have a viable case, contact a dog bite attorney at Montlick & Associates as soon as possible. Our attorneys can advise you on your rights as well as what steps are necessary to protect those rights.
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:
Yes. Under certain circumstances, the keeper of a dog can be liable, which can include a family member watching the dog.
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. Contact Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, for a free case analysis and assessment as to what actions can be taken to protect your rights.
If you have been injured due to a dog attack, contact the Athens Dog Bite Lawyers at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law. For over 33 years, our law firm has assisted thousands of injured clients across Georgia. We provide compassionate and individualized representation and strive to achieve the best legal outcome for our clients based on the injuries sustained and within the bounds of the law.
No matter where you are located, our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.