Pain, shock, anger and worry are all emotions many people feel after being bitten by a dog. After medical treatment is assessed and the situation has quieted, many victims wonder whether they can seek legal recourse for the bite.
The state of Georgia does allow dog bite victims to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses. However, dog owners and their insurance companies can fight the claims. It often takes a lawyer's help to obtain fair compensation.
At Perrotta & Cahn, Attorneys at Law, we can meet with you, discuss what happened, the specific injuries that occurred and how the law will apply to the situation. If you have a case, we can walk you through the process and what will be needed to obtain compensation. With offices in Cartersville, Calhoun and Dalton, we represent dog bite victims in north Georgia and throughout the South.
Proving Liability In Georgia Dog Bite Cases
In basic terms, a victim must prove that the dog was dangerous and that the owner of the dog failed to restrain the animal, or he or she simply let it run free to attack. The injured party also needs to show that no provocation occurred to aggravate the animal.
This is the basic premise, but the law is much more complex. Further, dog owners have defenses to dispute the case. Our lawyers have decades of legal experience handling dog bite cases and other personal injury matters for individuals in northern Georgia. We are happy to help you.
Call Us. Don't Delay. There Is A Limitations Period To Pursue Your Claim.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a dog, reach out to us. We offer free consultations with flexible appointment times.
Contact us at 678-792-4816. Don't delay. Georgia law stipulates a statute of limitations period, or certain period of time to pursue the lawsuit, for dog bite cases.