Man’s best friend isn’t always so friendly. Sometimes dogs can be aggressive, violent, and even attack humans. In fact, more than 4.7 million dog bites happen in the U.S. every year, leading to hundreds of hundreds of serious injuries. While most dog bite victims are children, anyone is vulnerable to an attack.
Since 1990, the personal injury attorneys at Hartman-Imbriale LLP has stood up for the rights of the injured. Our Woodstock dog bite lawyers understand how complicated these cases can be, which is why we perform thorough investigations and take a collaborative approach to develop the strongest claims possible.
We have more than 25 years of combined experience and have recovered 10 of millions for injury victims. Call (678) 647-7220!
Though most states have moved to have strict liability laws—where the dog owner is held responsible for the victim’s injuries—Georgia’s dog bite laws are not so favorable for victims. In order to succeed in a dog bite claim, a victim must be able to prove more than one ground of liability under the Georgia Dog Bite Statute.
If there was no violation of a local leash law, the state generally holds to a “one bite free” stance on dog bites. That means that a dog owner is typically only held liable if they knew the dog had the “propensity” to bite based on previous behavior—such as a first biting incident or other vicious behavior.
At our injury law firm, we know how to prove careless management of a pet. Whether the dog was negligently monitored, allowed to run free, or left in the care of an unsuitable caretaker, Hartman-Imbriale LLP can demonstrate the fault of the owner and fight to ensure you are properly compensated for your serious injuries.
Are you ready to discuss your case with our Woodstock personal injury attorneys? Contact us at (678) 647-7220 for a consult.