Common Treatments Following Dog Bites

Categories: Dog Bites

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The most significant concern after a dog bite for physicians and victims alike is an infection. A dog’s mouth is far from sanitary, and as with any open wound, there is a high risk for infection. When a dog attacks you or a loved one, regardless if it is the family pet, one treatment you…

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How to Keep Your Dog from Biting

Categories: Dog Bites

Even the friendliest dog can turn vicious – when provoked. In fact, the majority of dog bite cases in the country involve dogs that belong to the victim or their loved ones. Just because your dog has always been gentle or is aging does not mean that they cannot harm someone. Typically, dogs will only…

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Liability in Dog Bite Cases Under Georgia Law

Categories: Dog Bites

If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, you know that it can be a truly horrendous experience. However, who is liable for the costs accrued because of the bite? Perhaps you feel as if you have a claim against the dog’s owner and want to make sure. Along with the…

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Dog Bites Increase During Holiday Weekends

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It may not surprise you to learn that there are more dog bites over holidays in the U.S. than at any other time of year. That’s because dogs are surrounded by strangers that they don’t know during holidays, and that can often lead to unpredictable behavior. Children are more often the victims of serious dog…

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Petting a Puppy Good for Stress Reduction in Accident Victims

Categories: Dog Bites

When it comes to puppies and kittens, we’re softies like everyone else here at the Law Offices of David Van Sant. While it’s not unusual for a case we’re working on to deal with a “bad dog,” we still are fans of animals. We just don’t like dogs that bite. Since we like animals, and…

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Spring Means More Dogs and Potentially More Dog Bites

Categories: Dog Bites

It’s officially spring, and you know what that means: litters of puppies are being born in Georgia. Everyone loves a cute little puppy, but every cute little puppy turns into a dog, and sadly, some dogs are not “good dogs.” As an Atlanta personal injury attorney, I have dealt with some severe injury cases that…

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“Freak” Dog Bite Needs Reporting

Categories: Dog Bites

I’ve seen my share of problems caused by a “simple little dog bite,” and with that in mind, I think it’s important to educate people about what is and isn’t “normal dog” behavior. If a dog bites, something is wrong. It doesn’t matter if that dog is “protecting its turf.” It isn’t “your fault” that…

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Dog Bite Basics

Categories: Dog Bites

It’s the holiday season, which means more visitors in and out of your house and more stress on your pets. If you have a dog that doesn’t like unexpected guests, it may be time for a little training (of both your animal and your guests) to avoid dog bites and the legal headaches that can follow. Dog…

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