Georgia Dog Bite Lawyers
Serving the Cumming, Alpharetta, and Atlanta Areas of Georgia
This guy is on POINT! He is motivated and knows his stuff! He helped us through the entire process. His staff is top-notch! Sherrie is a God Sent!! They took a bad situation, and made it bearable. Thanks David.
Robert L. – personal injury client
Dog bites can result in severe injuries in some cases resulting in hospitalization and reconstructive surgery. In a large portion of cases, when a dog bite occurs, the owner is liable for the injuries caused by their dog.
When a dog bite occurs there will be various factors that affect the victim’s right to seek damages and the degree of such including:
- The history of the dog – a dog with a history of biting may have been ordered to wear a muzzle when not on the owner’s premises for example. Some breeds of dogs are likely to be of an aggressive nature and may have been trained to be further so.
- The leash laws of the county – most counties will require dogs to be on a leash when not on private property and within the owner’s control at all times.
- A dog owner is still generally liable for dog bites that occur on their private property if the victim was lawfully on the property e.g. a postman delivering mail.
The legal issues surrounding dog bites may be complex. The experienced team at Van Sant Law, LLC has the knowledge to aggressively seek the compensation that you deserve for your injuries. Call a dog bite injury lawyer today to discuss how we can vigorously pursue the compensation you deserve.
An animal attack can result in a very painful and mentally stressful personal injury, requiring medical attention and time off from work. The emotional issues that can arise from an attack may change how a person goes about their daily activities. Children are frequently the victims of these attacks and their injuries can include lacerations, puncture wounds, abrasions and fractures. In severe cases, amputation may be the final result of an animal attack.
In the case of attacks by dogs, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 4.7 million individuals per year are bitten by dogs. 400,000 of those injured in the attacks required emergency medical attention. Some of these injuries are catastrophic, demanding long-term medical care and a change in the lifestyle of the victim. If you or a loved one have suffered injury from an animal attack, it is vital to seek the help of a competent personal injury law firm to obtain fair compensation for your injuries.
Owners of animals can be held legally liable for their harmful conduct. Many victims do not understand that they can file a personal injury lawsuit against the owner of the animal. The physical and mental suffering that an individual undergoes should, however, be properly compensated. Additionally, the owner of an animal needs to be held responsible so that no future attacks occur to other innocent victims.
Were You the Victim of an Animal Attack?
At Van Sant Law, LLC we operate on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not get paid if you do not get fairly compensated for your injuries. You may have current medical bills that need to be paid along with future medical treatments or therapy. In the case of a child who is attacked by an animal, they may have to take time away from school and you may need to be away from work to care for them. We fight for the rights of animal attack victims to receive just compensation so that they can return to their normal quality of life.
Damages For Dog Bites
We will pursue compensation based on various applicable points, including medical bills incurred, future medical bills, plastic surgery required, loss of earnings, severity and permanency of injury, as well as pain and suffering. There can be many facets in relation to a dog bite personal injury legal claim. Insurance companies or owners may dispute the circumstance or offer unsuitable settlement terms, so it is imperative that you secure skilled representation to protect your rights and fight for your interests. Contact us today to discuss your case.
Please refer to our other Dog Bite pages for important and helpful information: