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Homeowners’ Insurance and Your Dog Bite Claim

By Zagoria Law Firm LLC |

Personal injury lawyers file fewer lawsuits than their websites and advertising billboards might lead you to believe.  It is usually possible for personal injury attorneys to get clients the money they need without going to court.  This is true not only in car accident and slip and fall claims, but also in dog bite… Read More »

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Umbrella Insurance and Your Dog Bite Case

By Zagoria Law Firm LLC |

Most of us buy insurance policies either because the law requires it or because a family member or lawyer advises us to buy it, and we do not give much thought to what the insurance policy does or does not cover until we need to file a claim.  You might watch your car insurance… Read More »

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How Plaintiffs Can Protect Themselves in Dog Bite Liability Claims

By Zagoria Law Firm LLC |

It is easy to get money from an insurance claim related to an injury, but it is much harder to get enough money to cover all of your injury-related medical bills.  A lot of people take the attitude that filing an insurance claim, especially against someone else’s insurance policy, is a lot like buying… Read More »

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Common Scenarios Where Dogs Bite

By Zagoria Law Firm LLC |

When people claim that they can tell what their dog is trying to tell them, it is not just their imagination.  Families with pet dogs have a familiar routine, and the humans and the dogs know what to expect.  They know who tends to be in which room in the house at which times,… Read More »

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Small Talk Topics to Avoid When Discussing Your Dog Bite Injury With Insurance Claims Adjusters

By Zagoria Law Firm LLC |

Interacting with people you know well is often awkward and uncomfortable, but when you meet a new dog, you usually become friends instantly.  Whether you know it or not, you probably have a repertoire of behaviors that you use to win the dog’s trust and build a rapport with it.  Of course, if you… Read More »

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Can You Sue If a Dog Bite Inflicts Minor Injuries?

By Zagoria Law Firm LLC |

Domestic dogs are so friendly that it is easy to forget how much damage a dog bite can do.  People play and roughhouse with rottweilers, German shepherds, and all kinds of other big, strong dogs, and the human and the dog seem to share an unspoken understanding that it is all in good fun,… Read More »

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How Do You Prove That You Did Not Provoke the Dog That Bit You?

By Zagoria Law Firm LLC |

Georgia has a vast array of scenic natural landscapes, musical styles and regional cuisines.  As a swing state, Georgia is not even uniform in the political views of its voters.  Something that almost everyone can agree on in Georgia is that we love dogs.  In fact, Georgia’s dog bite laws are more dog-friendly than… Read More »

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What Happens If Your Friend’s Dog Bites You?

By Zagoria Law Firm LLC |

In mystery novels, the detective often asks witnesses whether the victim’s dogs were barking at the time of the crime.  The idea is that, if an unfamiliar intruder approached the house, the dogs would bark.  If someone entered the house without provoking a response from the dogs, this implies that the intruder was someone… Read More »

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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Dog Bite Injuries

By Zagoria Law Firm LLC |

No one really knows your pain except you.  Other people can look at your injuries and guess how much or how little pain such an injury would cause.  If your injury does not look especially impressive but is very painful, people might even accuse you of exaggerating your symptoms.  When your family and friends… Read More »

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Does the Dog’s Breed Affect Your Dog Bite Injury Case?

By Zagoria Law Firm LLC |

Some dog breeds have a reputation for being aggressive and for biting people.  We tend to assume, when we see a large dog with a loud bark, that it is dangerous to humans.  In fact, dog attacks on humans are relatively rare.  Likewise, not all dog bites cause serious injury.  Any dog might nip… Read More »

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