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Why dog bite cases?

To those unfamiliar with these cases, it may sound odd for a lawyer to focus on these cases. However, I have represented dog bite victims left with horrible scars, broken bones, and a pile of medical bills. A vicious dog bite can also leave its victim with psychological problems. These can be very serious personal injury cases. For these reasons, I focus on these cases and have really enjoyed the chances I have had to help a dog bite victim make a recovery.
 
Unfortunately, for dog bite victims, Georgia law favors dog owners. The fact that the bite itself happened does not automatically mean the dog owner is liable. Dog bite victims have to prove the dog owner was either in violation of a local leash law when the bite occurred, or that the owner had prior notice that the dog had a propensity to bite. It’s a misnomer to say, as insurance companies and their lawyers often will, that this means every dog gets one bite. A victim does not have to prove the dog had bitten before, but the victim does have to show the owner had reason to know (or should have known) that the dog was a risk.
 
A lawyer who has experience with dog bite cases can help a dog bite victim prove the case. I have had the chance to both successfully defend these cases and advocate for the victim. Now, my practice is focused solely on representing injury victims.
  
Are you or a loved one the victim of a dog bite? Give me a call now. There is no charge for the initial consultation.
 

Neither this blog nor any tips provided herein shall constitute legal advice. This firm only provides legal advice to clients who have retained this firm and signed a written contract to hire this firm. As such, those reading the tips and blog are not clients and are, therefore not receiving legal advice from this firm.

To those unfamiliar with these cases, it may sound odd for a lawyer to focus on these cases. However, I have represented dog bite victims left with horrible scars, broken bones, and a pile of medical bills. A vicious dog bite can also leave its victim with psychological problems. These can be very serious personal injury cases. For these reasons, I focus on these cases and have really enjoyed the chances I have had to help a dog bite victim make a recovery.
 
Unfortunately, for dog bite victims, Georgia law favors dog owners. The fact that the bite itself happened does not automatically mean the dog owner is liable. Dog bite victims have to prove the dog owner was either in violation of a local leash law when the bite occurred, or that the owner had prior notice that the dog had a propensity to bite. It’s a misnomer to say, as insurance companies and their lawyers often will, that this means every dog gets one bite. A victim does not have to prove the dog had bitten before, but the victim does have to show the owner had reason to know (or should have known) that the dog was a risk.
 
A lawyer who has experience with dog bite cases can help a dog bite victim prove the case. I have had the chance to both successfully defend these cases and advocate for the victim. Now, my practice is focused solely on representing injury victims.
  
Are you or a loved one the victim of a dog bite? Give me a call now. There is no charge for the initial consultation.
 

Neither this blog nor any tips provided herein shall constitute legal advice. This firm only provides legal advice to clients who have retained this firm and signed a written contract to hire this firm. As such, those reading the tips and blog are not clients and are, therefore not receiving legal advice from this firm.

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