Dog Bite

Atlanta Dog Bite Attorneys

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Dog Bite Injury Attorney - Jackson Hagood, Altanta, GA

Jackson Hagood Injury Lawyers are top-rated dog bite injury attorneys in Atlanta, GA and surrounding areas. Our lawyers at Jackson Hagood Injury Lawyers have extensive knowledge of the laws that govern dog bite cases. They can help you determine how to proceed when an unfortunate accident occurs. We fully dedicate ourselves and our resources to help you fight for a fair and just settlement.

If you reside in Atlanta, Georgia, and have been the victim of a dog bite, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses and other damages. Jackson Hagood Lawyers can help you fight for justice and ensure that the dog owner is held accountable. Our dog bite attorneys specialize in representing victims of dog bites in the state of Georgia and are well-versed in all applicable state and local laws. With years of experience handling dog bite cases, our attorneys will work diligently to get you the maximum compensation available under the law.

Our Experienced Atlanta Dog Bite Lawyers Can Help

We understand how difficult it can be after a dog attack, which is why we strive to make sure you receive fair compensation for your injuries and any lost wages due to time missed from work as a result of your injury. Here’s what our attorneys can do for you:

  • Dedicated legal team that is committed to ensuring dog owners are held accountable when their pet causes injury or death. 
  • Knowledgeable in all relevant laws that apply to dog bites. 
  • Compassionate counsel and representation for dog attack victims. 
  • Maximum compensation available under the law.

If you are suffering from an injury caused by a dog attack, give us a call. We offer a free consultation. That’s right, our initial case evaluations are free. We will discuss your situation, and help you make decisions.

Key Steps to Follow After a Dog Bite

If you have been the victim of a dog bite in Atlanta, it is important to understand and act on your legal rights. Our team can help you pursue a claim for damages due to harm caused by the dog. To ensure that your claim is successful, there are certain items that need to be provided. 

  1. Establishing Liability & Ownership In order to establish liability in a dog bite case you must either prove that (1) the dog owner was in violation of a leash law ordinance at the time of the bite or (2) the dog had vicious propensities, the owner knew or should have known of those propensities, and that the injured person had no such knowledge. The first step in establishing liability is to obtain the animal control report. The report may have witnesses listed. If there are any witnesses listed, call and interview all of the witnesses and get their statement and contact information. Next, talk to neighbors and see if they have ever had problems or know of any prior aggressive incidents involving the same dog. Always go to the scene to photograph and document where the attack occurred and always photograph your client’s injuries.
  2. Seek medical attention right away. Dog bites can result in serious injuries that require immediate medical attention. Document any physical damage for your dog bite attorneys in Atlanta if you decide to pursue legal action later on.
  3. Contact an animal control department or police department to report the dog bite incident and obtain a copy of the dog bite incident report from them. This document will help your dog bite attorneys understand all aspects of the dog bite incident and assist them with building a strong case against the dog’s owner or handlers.
  4. Take photographs of the dog bite injury and any other relevant evidence to your dog bite case, such as where the dog attack took place or images of the dog that caused the injury. Pictures speak a thousand words, and it is very important to document and take pictures of all visible injuries, including cuts, lacerations, swelling, bruising, bite marks, and scarring.
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