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a person walking a leashed dog on a pathOver 63 million households in America own at least one dog, according to the 2019-2020 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association (APPA). Dogs are arguably the most beloved pet for many families. They provide companionship, love, security, and sometimes even services to their owners. Unfortunately, some canines can be a danger to others around them.

With warmer weather and summer days approaching, more people are out walking and hiking with their dogs. This time of year is when dog bites and other dog-related injuries are more likely to occur. If you are the victim of such a bite or injury, do not hesitate to call an experienced Georgia personal injury attorney to learn more about your legal rights. Here are three things you should know about Georgia’s dog bite laws.

Dog Bite Victims Must Prove Negligence

A brown dog baring its teeth.When dangerous dogs are allowed on the loose by their owners, serious bite injuries can occur to innocent victims. Those injuries can include puncture wounds, soft tissue injuries, and broken bones, among other serious injuries. Children are especially susceptible to dog bites because they are less likely to be able to outrun a dangerous dog or otherwise defend themselves in the event of an attack

Georgia dog owners have a duty to ensure that their dogs remain under control at all times. If you suffer a bite injury in an attack by a dangerous dog, you may be able to assert a claim against the dog owner. The skilled Georgia dog bite lawyers at Slappey & Sadd, LLC have been representing victims of serious dog bites for many years.

Our knowledgeable legal team handles dog bite cases throughout the State of Georgia, including in Fulton County, DeKalb County, Gwinnett County, Muscogee County, Newton County, Richmond County, Troup County, Walton County, and Whitfield County. Let us help you bring a claim and pursue recovery against a responsible dog owner.

Many A man with a suit hold a piece of paper that says "lawsuit"people think of personal injury attorneys purely in terms of car accident cases. The truth is that a personal injury attorney can help you in any situation where you have been injured through someone else’s fault. Serious injuries can have life-altering consequences. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you protect your future by seeking fair compensation for your injuries and other losses.

Unintentional Torts: Cases Involving Negligence

Personal injury attorneys handle tort cases – cases that involve an action or failure to act that resulted in harm to another person. Tort cases are civil cases, which means that the plaintiff is seeking a money judgment in order to receive compensation for their losses and injuries.

A brown dog baring its teeth.We’ve written before about dog bite cases, but a couple of recent cases in Georgia make the topic worth revisiting.  

Eight-Year-Old Girl Attacked in Miamisburg

In July, an eight-year-old girl was hospitalized for her injuries after being attacked by a pit bull. The 911 caller reported to the dispatcher that she was “covered in blood.” The girl experienced a full recovery, but it was a harrowing experience. The owners of the pitbull surrendered the dog to animal control authorities, otherwise it would have been deemed a “dangerous dog.”  The dog was later euthanized.

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