Dog Bites

Being the victim of a dog bite can be traumatizing and life changing, and recognizing this, the Georgia legislature has drafted a statute that protects victims of dog bites. O.C.G.A 51-2-7, known as the vicious animal statute, provides two ways to win and seek relief in your dog bite case: establishing the dog as vicious, and violation of leash laws.

The American Veterinary Medical Association released a study that revealed approximately 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year, with 334,000 people admitted to emergency rooms as a result of these attacks. Due to the fact that the majority of these cases involve children, thesw situations may be extremely distressing, compounded by the fact that navigating through Georgia dog bite law is a very tedious and difficult process. Georgia’s dog bite law is often called the “one-bite” rule, and defining these two elements is often a difficult task. It is critical that you hire an attorney who can handle these convoluted legal issues and have your rights protected.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to a dog bite, contact us as soon as possible to discuss your case. Our Georgia personal injury attorneys have successfully litigated many cases for dog bite victims and have recovered significant settlements on their behalf. We can assist you in dealing with insurance companies and advocate on your behalf to receive all the legal benefits and damages to which you are entitled under the law. There are no fees or obligations for an initial consultation and we would be delighted to speak with and assist you.