Dog Bite Lawyer Serving Atlanta, Carrollton, and Douglasville in Georgia
Any personal injury attorney for dog bites can attest that according to to dog bite statistics from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), roughly 4.5 million people in the United States are bitten by dogs each year. While dogs are beloved for being trusted and loyal companions, any type of dog could bite given the right set of circumstances. Dogs who are hungry, hurt, scared, or feel threatened are likely to attack, and the injuries caused by dog bites can be severe and life threatening. Certain dog bite injuries may require the advice of a dog bite lawyer.
Common Dog Bite Injuries Include:
- Puncture wounds;
- Torn muscles and cartilage;
- Severe infections; and
- Physical and emotional issues due to trauma.
Dog attacks can cause major damage to a person. Often the damages are permanent and are normally to minor children. When a dog attacks, you could suffer both physical and psychological injuries. Scarring and fear of dogs may only be the start of your damages. At The Law Office of John B. Jackson we hold pet owners accountable for causing dog attack injuries. Dog Bite cases are often defended on the issue of liability meaning the dog owner will contest that it was his or her fault that the dog attacked or that they had no reason their family dog would act like this.
Dog attacks – Questions To Ask
- Where did the attack happen?
- Has the dog attacked before?
- Did the owner have control of the dog at any time?
- Did the owner know of any vicious propensities of their pet?
Leash laws are in place requiring dog owners to keep their pet restrained. If a dog is not on a leash and attacks someone in a street of another person’s yard, the owners can likely be held responsible for the injuries the attack victim has sustained. Negligent dog owners who fail to keep their dogs leashed and under control may be liable for damages through a personal injury lawsuit. Compensation dog injury victims may be entitled to includes medical benefits and compensation for pain, suffering, scarring, and mental anguish caused by the attack. Investigating your dog bite claim with great attention to detail means that we will get to the facts. At The Law Office of John B. Jackson our dog bite lawyer will ensure that you are compensated based on the physical and mental damage that you have suffered. We have a dog bite lawyer in each city to serve clients in Douglasville, Atlanta and Carrollton in Georgia.