Atlanta Dog Bite Lawyer
The Atlanta Dog Bite Lawyer That Bites Back
The numbers are staggering: almost 5 million people are bitten by dogs each year in the United States, and almost a half million of these victims must seek emergency medical treatment. A few even die. Pit Bulls and other naturally aggressive breeds like German Shepherds and Dobermans make the list of most common “attack” breeds, but all dogs have the potential to attack victims, and in many cases, without warning.
Have you been attacked by a dog? It is important to contact an Atlanta dog bite lawyer right away. We’re Monge & Associates, and we handle many Atlanta dog bite cases every year. Most of the attacks are senseless, and many are due to negligence on the part of the dog’s owner. We’re here to help you, and we are experts at getting you the monetary damages to go about your recovery.
Laws Against Dog Bites and Attacks
In the state of Georgia, there are certain rules that demonstrate negligence on the part of the dog owner in an attack. Through our work, we are very knowledgeable of the laws, and we routinely build successful cases that result in the highest awards. In the state, you may be entitled to relief through the “one-bite” law, which requires the prosecution to show:
- That the dog was dangerous or vicious
- The owner was aware that the dog was dangerous
- The owner gave the dog the “opportunity” to attack
There are a couple of other state laws, such as the “Responsible Dog Owner Law” of 2012 and “Dangerous Dog Law” that our attorneys can use to establish responsibility and liability on the part of the dog owner involved with the attack. In short, the law makes it clear that dog owners will be held to strict rules for the behavior of their dogs, and if they don’t adhere to them, they will be held liable.
Call Our Atlanta Dog Bite Lawyers If You’ve Been Bitten
There is no excuse for irresponsible control of dogs. Like other areas of personal injury, violators must be held accountable for their actions.
If you have been bitten and injured by a dog, contact us right now for your free phone consultation. We’re ready to get started on your case and get you the settlement or judgment you deserve.
Call us at 800-676-HURT.