KNOW THE FACTS AFTER YOU’VE BEEN ATTACKED BY AN ANIMAL
If you or your child has been the victim of a dog bite, it is important that you know all the facts and that you know your rights. Being bitten by a dog can be a traumatic, terrifying experience. Often there is more than just physical damage done by the bite and the emotional suffering can be catastrophic. Our personal injury attorneys in Fayetteville know the laws regarding dog bites and are ready to help you.
GEORGIA DOG BITE LAWS & COMPENSATION
In Georgia, a dog owner is considered negligent if:
- They know, or should have known, that their breed is deemed dangerous and they mishandled the dog
- Or that they were not following local leash ordinances and lost control of the dog.
A dog bite can result in physical and mental anguish. Medical attention might involve emergency treatment, stitches, X-rays, surgery, and plastic surgery. Permanent disfiguration or nerve damage can occur and rehabilitation therapy is often required. Some victims of a dog bite may even suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of the incident, requiring counseling and therapy in order to recover.
WHO PAYS FOR A DOG BITE INJURY?
Dog bites represent about a third of all homeowner’s insurance policy claims every year. The dog owner’s homeowner’s or renter’s insurance should cover costs associated with a dog bite, but often can be troublesome to deal with. Let our Fayetteville dog bite lawyers take over the reins and deal with the insurance company, while you focus on a healthy recovery.
At our firm, we handled a case where a woman was backed into a corner of her garage by a neighbor’s dog. The woman tripped and hurt her knee, later requiring surgery. Although the dog never touched our client, we were able to recover $165,000 in damages for her.
LET RICHARD D. HOBBS & ASSOCIATES HANDLE YOUR CLAIM
Recovering from a dog bite is a long, stressful process. Our attorneys at Richard D. Hobbs & Associates want to make that recovery easier for you. You will get individualized service directly from our lawyers and we are passionate about doing our best to receive a favorable outcome for our clients. In the past five years alone we’ve won over 25 million dollars for our clients.