Dog bites are serious injuries that may require plastic surgery. They can cause infected wounds, nerve and muscle damage, and fractured bones. If you or your child has been bitten by a dog, your best course of action is to speak with an experienced Gwinnett County dog bite attorney as soon as possible. Call Bross, McAllister & Williams, LLC in Suwanee, GA for sound legal counsel and guidance in personal injury cases.
A dangerous dog can attack anyone, even people that they are familiar with. Animal attacks are common accidents that can result in severe injuries on the victim. As reported in the Canine Journal and data by the CDC:
Vicious dogs can cause serious injuries to people, spreading germs that can make their victims ill. Studies by the CDC estimate that up to 18% of dog bites become infected with bacteria. They can also transmit several different diseases, including:
The one-bite rule is a theory of liability in use in Georgia pertaining to dog bites. Georgia law states that a dog owner is only liable for injuries caused by a dog if the injured person can prove that the owner knew or should have known that the dog had a propensity to bite. Essentially, to recover compensation in a dog bite claim, you must show that the dog has bitten someone else previously. A Gwinnett County dog bite lawyer can help you prove liability and recover compensation for your injuries.
Medical treatment for serious dog bites can be extensive and costly. Children and older adults, in particular, are at risk for serious injuries from dog or animal attacks. In our state, the burden is on the injured victim to prove that the dog owner knew or should have known that the dog posed a threat to others. Our experienced Georgia personal injury lawyers can thoroughly investigate your case and provide the professional legal representation you need to help you pursue the best possible outcome.
If you or your child has suffered serious dog bite injuries, you may have recourse through a civil action, depending mainly on whether the dog has bitten before. Contact a Gwinnett County dog bite attorney at Bross, McAllister & Williams, LLC today for a consultation to find out about your options under Georgia law. We can help dog bite victims recover compensation to cover for medical expenses, we will handle negotiations with the insurance company so you can concentrate on recovering. Call us today to schedule a free case evaluation, we serve clients in Peachtree Corners, Lawrenceville, Norcoss and throughout Gwinnett County.