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Georgia Dog Bite Injury Attorney

Every year, more than 4.7 million people across the country are attacked by a dog. Of those attacks, almost 800,000 bites are serious enough to require medical attention. Nearly 368,000 victims of dog attacks — almost 50% —  end up in the emergency room every year.

Owners of dogs, regardless of the breed of dog, can be held responsible when their dog bites or attacks someone. If you or a loved one has been injured, contact our experienced dog bite injury team today for a free consultation.

Why Dogs Attack

Most victims of dog attacks who receive medical attention are children. For children, getting bitten by a dog is the fifth most-frequent cause of visits to emergency rooms. The next class of victims most likely to be attacked are senior citizens. When dogs do go on the attack, they more often than not choose to bite their victim’s face.

The following list identifies some of the more common reasons a dog will choose to attack:

The Rights of Georgia Dog Bite Victims

Your legal options often depend upon either the dog’s history and/or the leash laws applicable in the county or city where the dog attack occurred. Variations in the leash laws for dogs can have a significant impact on your potential legal remedies.

Injuries from dog bites are frequently covered by homeowner’s insurance coverage. That coverage should help pay you for your bills and your pain and suffering. When a person is injured by a dog bite, it generally takes months to completely assess the person’s injuries. Reconstructive surgery may be necessary, and the injuries may leave the person permanently disabled even after corrective surgery. Therefore, the true value of a claim can only be assessed after a doctor has met with the victim and determined the best course of treatment.

Experienced Dog Attack Injury Lawyers Who Want to Help

A dog attack can result in devastating damage. Our experienced trial lawyers have helped represent many dog bite victims. Contact Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC to get answers to any questions you may have. Case evaluations are always free and without obligation.