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Augusta, GA 30907

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A lawsuit can recover compensation after dog bite injuries

Dogs are considered man's best friend and many people in Georgia have a dog as a pet. While most dogs are friendly, approachable and respond well to people, others are dangerous and can cause injuries and even death if they bite. In some instances, even friendly dogs bite without warning. When a dog bites and causes injuries and death, it is imperative for the victims to understand what they are facing and to realize that they have the right to file a lawsuit to recover compensation for what they have lost. A legal advocate can provide guidance and help in pursuing a case.

Child suffers dog bite injuries from unknown breed of dog

In Georgia, people are responsible for their dogs. When a dog is allowed out without a leash, is not properly vaccinated and bites someone, it can cause serious injuries. This is especially dangerous when there is the possibility that the dog is rabid or has other issues that can severely harm the victim, even if the bite itself is not serious. When this happens, the person who was injured and the family must remember what they might face in the future with medical expenses and long-term damage. A legal filing is often the only way to attempt to recover adequate compensation after dog bite injuries.

When could a dog owner be responsible for dog bite injuries?

Dogs may be "man's best friend," but in the end, they are animals who are capable of biting people in Georgia and elsewhere. Dog bite injuries can be very painful and can cause scars and disfigurement. Therefore, it is important to have a general understanding what a dog owner's responsibilities are when it comes to dog bites.