Dog bites account for approximately 800,000 injuries that require medical attention across the US every year.
Not only can dog bites cause serious bodily harm, there is also a risk of disease and long-term health issues.
It’s a type of injury that takes most victims by surprise. No one expects to be injured by man’s best friend. Yet, a dog attack can cause devastating injuries in just a few moments. Unsurprisingly, most dog attacks involve neighborhood pets biting or attacking children.
Georgia law states the dog owner is responsible for attacks by their animal if they were negligent. This includes being careless, allowing the dog to roam freely, or violating city ordinances.
An unprovoked attack fits the bill. If you’ve been bitten by a dog and sustained an injury, a lawyer could help or your loved one receive the compensation you deserve for the injuries you’ve suffered.