Canton Dog Bite Lawyer
Dogs are the most popular pet in the US, with statistics revealing that there is 1 canine for every 3.5 humans in America. People have been making dogs part of the family for a very long time, with studies showing that domestication of canines occurred between 20,000 and 40,000 years ago. Considering the time frame, it is easy to overlook the fact that dogs are still animals and can be unpredictable. Approximately 4.5 million people suffer dog bites every year, and statistics indicate that younger people are most at risk. More than 40 percent of all victims are children and adolescents, and around one-quarter of all fatalities are children under 2 years old.
Georgia dog bite laws do protect your interests if you were injured in an animal attack, but the relevant legal concepts are complicated. Instead of putting your rights at risk, allow our team at
Zagoria Law to tackle the process. Please contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation with a Canton dog bite lawyer, and read on for a helpful overview.
Guide to Dog Bite Laws in Georgia
Some people would call Georgia’s statute on dangerous dogs a modified form of the “one-bite” rule, but these cases are not as simple as showing that the animal had attacked in the past. The statute covers two scenarios:
- The dog was vicious, and the owner was aware of the dangers but failed to take proper precautions to prevent an attack. A prior aggressive incident, including a dog bite, may be sufficient to show the owner knew or should have known about the animal’s vicious nature.
- The statute states that the dog’s vicious propensities can also be established by showing that the owner violated a leash law.
Note that, with both scenarios, the conduct of the victim is a factor. You are barred from recovering compensation if you were trespassing when attacked or provoked the dog to bite you.
Questions to Ask a Canton Dog Bite Attorney
Even if you know that legal representation is critical, you might not know how to find the right fit. It may be helpful to review some questions that you can ask a lawyer to get an assessment about your claim.
- What is your primary practice area? You want to make sure your attorney focuses on personal injury cases, particularly dog bite claims.
- Do you have initial impressions about strategy? Even early on, a lawyer should identify tactics for proving your case and potential concerns.
- Will my case settle or go to court? There are many factors that impact the legal process, but an attorney can describe potential outcomes.
Our lawyers at Zagoria Law are happy to provide answers and other information to ensure you feel confident that your case is in good hands.
Trust a Canton Dog Bite Lawyer to Learn More About Your Rights
Our team at Zagoria Law is ready to answer questions and provide more information about your claim so please contact our firm today. You can set up a free case assessment with a Canton dog bite attorney by calling 404.653.0023 or checking out our website.