DOG BITE INJURY
DOG BITE INJURIES
Dog bite injuries are one of the most common causes of lawsuits and insurance claims in the United States – these attacks result in hundreds of millions of dollars of medical costs, and psychological trauma, and disproportionally affect children. The Ellijay Dog Bite Injury Attorneys at Teague Law are ready to fight for you and ensure you receive the proper medical care and compensation you deserve for your dog bite injury.
DOG BITE INJURIES BY THE NUMBERS
Approximately 90,000,000 pet Dogs in the United States.
Over 4,000,000 people a year are bitten by a dog in the US alone.
Almost dog bites 900,000 results in injuries that require medical attention.
Approximately 50% of all dog bite injury victims are children.
Over $100,000,000 in medical costs are incurred annually by Dog Bite victims.
Dogs are the 4th most lethal creature, resulting in 35,000 human deaths per year, behind only mosquitos, humans, and snakes.
The CDC has compiled a report on the deadliest breads of dogs, available here
GEORGIA LAW – DOG BITE INJURY LIABILITY
one bite rule: A common-law rule that bases a dog owner’s liability for damages on a prior bite by the animal – putting the owner on notice of the dog’s vicious nature.
modified one bite rule: Georgia Dog Bite liability is based upon the modified one bite rule, which does not actually require a prior attack to put the owner on notice of the dog’s vicious nature. In Georgia, the owner can be held liable for any future damages the dog causes after attacking a person or other animal. However, the dog owner can also be held liable if: 1) if the owner was careless in controlling his dog 2) the attack was unprovoked, or 3) the dog exhibits other behaviors that would put the owner on notice of its aggressive or vicious behavior.
WHAT TEAGUE LAW WILL DO AS MY DOG BITE ATTORNEY
Find and prove the liability of the owner or other person responsible for keeping the dog under control.
Determine if the owner or responsible party has insurance that will cover your dog bite injury.
Ensure you receive treatment for your dog bite injuries.
Determine the full extent of your dog bite injuries.
Prepare evidence and reports to use in your dog bite case.
Discuss your damages from the dog bite injury – medical expenses, travel expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other potential damages.
Serve the proper insurance company with a demand and negotiate a settlement for your injuries.
File a lawsuit within the statute of limitation to ensure you do not lose your claim due to time limits, conduct discovery, and represent you at trial for your Dog Bite Injury if necessary.
CONTACT OUR ELLIJAY DOG BITE ATTORNEYS TODAY.
If you or a loved one have been injured by a dog attack, contact one of Teague Law’s Ellijay Dog Bite Attorneys and let us start fighting for you today.
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“The Horsepower Lawyer” was born out of my desire to share something that I love and have in common with many of our Clients – a passion for automobiles and speed. I have been a gearhead and avid car enthusiast since before I could drive. Car shows, NASCAR races, dirt tracks, monster trucks, and motorcycles – I have shared my love and passion for these with my Father, Wife, Children, and close friends – we have bonded over these shared experiences – and I hope to be able to share that connection with you.