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Owning a dog can be a rewarding experience.
Dogs are known to decrease stress levels, increase immunity, and provide a sense of emotional well-being, along with many more benefits. But the best thing a dog offers is unconditional love. For many dog owners, their dog is a loved member of the family.
But, what happens when another person’s dog bites you and you end up with serious injuries?
If you were bitten by a dog in Georgia or South Carolina due to negligence, you may not realize that you have the right to compensation for your injuries, medical costs, and damages. The Brown Firm has experienced attorneys to help you.
Dog bites are not uncommon. Over 4.7 million Americans are bitten every year, with half of them being children between ages 5-9.
About 20% of all dog bites need medical attention.
Here are a few ways to prevent a dog bite:
- Always ask for permission before petting an unknown dog.
- Don’t panic or run from a dog.
- Don’t mess with a dog that is eating or caring for puppies.
- Don’t allow small children to play unsupervised with a dog.
- Avoid direct eye contact with a dog you don’t know.
Although it is important to try to prevent dog bites, sometimes a dog will feel threatened even though the person did not intentionally mean to. All it takes is one bite to end up in the emergency room. You should know your rights and legal options as a dog bite victim under Georgia law.
For example, while Georgia does not have a statewide leash law, a pet owner can be held liable if they break the local ordinances meant to restrain vicious dogs and prevent animal bites.
Contact our Atlanta dog bite lawyers; we are experienced and will help get you the compensation you deserve while you heal from your dog bite injury.
I met with Harry Brown personally and he sat with me for 20 minutes at our initial consultation to explain everything. He even called after my surgery to see how I was doing. I met with him several more times after that and was kept informed about my case throughout. I highly recommend Harry Brown as an attorney.
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If you or your child was bitten by a dog, there are important steps you should take immediately to prevent infection, which is the number one concern with animal attack lacerations:
- Press the would gently to make it bleed to get some of the bacteria out.
- Wash the wound.
- Slow the bleeding.
- Apply antibiotic cream.
- Wrap the wound.
- Change the bandage several times a day.
- Watch for signs of infection and get medical treatment sooner rather than later.
If you are not the owner of the dog, there are important other steps you should take after caring for the wound including seeing if the dog has been vaccinated for rabies. Your health care professional will want to know this and may give you a vaccine against it as well as a tetanus booster.
To help your dog bite claim we suggest you try to gather the following contact information and other details from any witnesses and the dog’s owner:
- Phone Number
- Photos of the area or attack
- Photos of the injury
The Atlanta dog bite attorneys at The Brown Firm will use this information to help your case.
Our experienced personal injury lawyers in Georgia and South Carolina will manage all legal case procedures including:
- Filing a personal injury claim
- Sorting out insurance payments
- Calling animal control to report a possibly dangerous dog
- Appellate advocacy if a judgment is appealed
- Recovering deserved damages
- Handling all communications with insurance companies and medical providers
From the time a dog bite victim retains us, our attorneys work hard to get the compensation deserved for medical bills as well as for the pain and suffering while healing after the dog attack. You may also have medical expenses for preventing permanent scarring or disfigurement.
Our law firm has a team of specialists and experts who are experienced in retrieving evidence from the scene. We also secure witness statements to build a strong case to recover the highest settlement possible and a favorable outcome for our clients.
Contact our top dog bite injury attorneys today for a free case evaluation and to get the compensation and justice you deserve. We have law offices in Georgia in Atlanta, Savannah, and Athens as well as an office in Okatie, SC to assist you with your dog bite case.
If you or a loved one were injured and need help, our skilled Savannah and Georgia personal injury lawyers will be at your side every step of the way.
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