Dog bites have become more common in Georgia, and most of the time the dog is not the one to blame. Vicious behavior is often learned from the owner or keeper. To prevail in a dog bite case, it takes understanding both Georgia and local laws regarding dog bites or animal attacks. Our attorneys have the knowledge and skill needed to earn you the financial outcome you need to recover from a serious attack, a fall caused by a dog, or other related injuries.
Just like medical malpractice cases, there is a statute of limitations for dog bites or other animal attacks as well. In Georgia, you have two years after the date of a dog bite to bring a case to court. Georgia is also considered a negligence state regarding dog bites and other animal-related injuries. This means that in order to prove owner liability, an injured person must prove that the owner knew their animal was dangerous and did not take action to restrain the animal or protect people from being injured. If the owner had no previous knowledge or evidence that their dog was vicious, it can be hard to prove liability. An exception to this would be a local leash ordinance can be used to prove that a dog’s owner was negligent in handling the animal and keeping the public safe. If you were bit or attacked in an area where keeping a dog on a leash is required, our firm can help you recover damages.
Evidence disappears fast after an animal attack. It is important that you consult with an attorney soon after your injury occurs. Contact Brooks Injury Law here.