Georgia Dog Bite Attorneys
Legal Representation After a Dog Attack
Dogs may be man's best friend, but they are still animals with potential for vicious behavior. Even the most seemingly domesticated house pet can become violent if provoked in a certain way, and the consequences can be devastating to the individual on the receiving end of the attack. A dog bite can cause minor to severe injuries, from small lacerations to considerable tear wounds. In some especially tragic cases, usually involving children, the results can be fatal. In order to recover damages such as medical expenses and emotional trauma after a dog bite incident, victims and their loved ones should turn to an experienced attorney for help.
Get in touch with the reputable Atlanta personal injury legal team at The Law Offices of Wayne Grant, P.C. today, and we will help you determine what your best legal options are in a free, comprehensive case review. If you decide to have us proceed with your case, we will use the full scope of our resources to collect material evidence that lends credibility to your claim so you can get the full and fair compensation you justly deserve. To get started, please call us today at (404) 995-3955 or (866) 249-5513 or submit a case review form.
Pursuing Compensation After a Dog Bite Incident in Atlanta
Depending on the circumstances of your case and the strength of your claim, you may be able to recover the following economic and non-economic damages:
- Medical expenses
- Income lost during recovery
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional and mental trauma
- Wrongful death damages
- Punitive damages
Initial settlement offers by the liable party will almost always be inadequate. Always consult with a Georgia dog bite attorney before accepting any offer in order to ensure you get the amount you are entitled to.
Proving Liability in an Atlanta Dog Bite Case
As the victim and claimant in a dog bite case, you must establish the three following conditions in order to establish liability on part of the responsible party and validate your claim:
- The dog exhibited vicious or aggressive behavior in the past - This can be shown through a past history of the dog's aggressive behavior against people or other animals.
- The liable party knew or should have known about the dog's violent tendencies - This assertion may be difficult to prove unless there is public record of the dog's violent behavior, such as an animal control report. Testimonies from neighbors and the like may also help establish the owner's knowledge of the dog's potential for danger.
- The dog was handled without proper caution - The dog was not leashed, the gate was left open, the fences were inadequate, etc.
If a legal violation was involved, it may not be necessary to prove that the owner knew about the dog's aggressive tendencies. Instead, you may only have to prove that the owner violated local ordinances which required him or her to keep control of the dog and that he or she failed to do just that as a result of the violation.
Compassionate Dog Bite Lawyers in Georgia
At The Law Offices of Wayne Grant, P.C., our Georgia injury attorneys make it their top priority to meet the needs of all of our clients and provide them with personalized services. In other words, we let our clients take an active role in the development of their case rather than leaving them in the dark. Contact us at (404) 995-3955 today for assistance from a legal team that truly cares.