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Dog attacks can cause severe injuries, resulting in hospitalization and reconstructive surgery in some cases. In a large portion of cases, the owner is liable for the injuries caused by their dog. If you have been attacked, speak with one of our skilled Atlanta dog bite lawyers and see how we can help you. Schedule a free consultation today.
When a dog bite occurs there will be various factors that affect the victim’s right to seek damages, 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 dog breeds are more aggressive by nature and may have been trained to attack.
- 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.
- Where the attack occurred. 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 mail carrier.
The legal issues surrounding dog bites may be complex. Our experienced Atlanta dog bite lawyers at Van Sant Law, LLC, have the knowledge to aggressively seek the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Call one of our dog bite injury attorneys in Atlanta 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. If you or your child was attacked, it is very important to consult with our skilled dog bite law firm in Atlanta. Our lawyers will fight for justice, hold the owner liable so their dog doesn’t inflict harm on others, and demand fair compensation for your physical and emotional suffering.
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 victim's lifestyle. If you or a loved one has suffered injury from an animal attack, it is vital to seek the help of a competent dog bite attorney 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 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? Contact Our Dog Bite Lawyers Today!
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. Our Atlanta dog bite attorneys 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 our Atlanta dog bite lawyers today to discuss your case.