There is no creature on the planet that humans have a closer relationship to than dogs. They say that dogs understand human beings better than we understand ourselves. They are intensely territorial and loyal to their owners, rising unhesitatingly to the defense of both. Many pets have become fully integrated members of families. Who could not like a dog?
But there is also a downside to dog ownership. Their territorial and protective nature sometimes gives rise to incidents wherein serious bite injuries are inflicted. In the US there are over one-and-one-half million such bite injuries treated in hospitals per year. In the State of Georgia, dog owners must pay damages to victims if they knew or should have known that the dog had a tendency to cause injuries in an unprovoked fashion. Included in such serious injuries are outright death, broken bones and flesh wounds that require stitches or cosmetic surgery. From a legal standpoint, dog bites constitute one of the most common causes of action for which people seek legal help.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of an unprovoked dog attack, you should understand how Georgia law protects your interests. Fines of up to $5,000.00 and prison sentences of up to one year behind bars attach to such events if they arise to a criminal level of neglect. If that element of “neglect” is present, you are also entitled to compensation for your injuries. If you've been the victim of a dog bite, you should immediately report the incident. Call the police or local animal control agency in your area to secure a record of the attack. And call an experienced Georgia attorney who understands localand state dog bite laws.
At Peachtree Law (Rowen &Klonoski, PC) we have been handling dog bite injury claims in the Atlanta area since 1978. We are consummate negotiators with insurance entities to ensure that your case is not undervalued. If you have suffered a dog bite injury, let us show you the irreplaceable value in having a top-notch legal team in your corner. It may well prove to be the best investment you will ever make. While we are based in Atlanta we serve the entire State of Georgia and other states. Don’t hesitate to call Peachtree Law toll free at 800-475-6182 or at 404-523-2844 locally here in the Atlanta area. Your initial consultation will be free of charge.