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A Legal Perspective on Vicious or Aggressive Dogs

By Zagoria Law Firm LLC |

Animals can be cherished members of a household, but some of them are also capable of undesirable behavior, exhibiting aggression that poses a threat to others. In legal terms, there are statutes and regulations in place when it comes to defining a dog as vicious or dangerous. A seasoned Atlanta dog bite lawyer can… Read More »

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How Bad Does an Animal Injury Have to Be to Take Legal Action?

By Zagoria Law Firm LLC |

When it comes to animal injuries in the state of Georgia, particularly dog bites, you may wonder how severe an injury must be before considering legal action. The truth is, the severity of the injury following an animal bite can vary greatly, and even seemingly minor incidents can have long-lasting consequences. Dog bite cases… Read More »

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Understanding Dunbar Bite Levels

By Zagoria Law Firm LLC |

The physical injuries, emotional distress, and financial burdens of dog bites can be traumatic. When it comes to recovering from the event, understanding the severity of a dog bite is crucial in determining the next appropriate course of action. Animal attacks are reviewed in a range of ways, including through an assessment of where… Read More »

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Do You Need a Rabies Vaccine After a Dog Bite?

By Zagoria Law Firm LLC |

Rabies is not like it looks in the movies.  You have probably seen terrifying images of aggressive dogs foaming at the mouth and transmitting rabies through their bites, leading to similar symptoms in humans.  That is what rabies looks like when it is already too late.  Today, most domestic dogs have been vaccinated against… Read More »

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Concussion and Dog Attack Injuries

By Zagoria Law Firm LLC |

When a dog lunges at you, knocks you down, and bites you, the first thing you worry about is usually the bite injury.  Will you need stitches?  If the dog bites your hand, will you need surgery, and when will you be able to write again?  Likewise, if a dog knocks you down, but… Read More »

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What Happens If a Rescue Dog Bites You?

By Zagoria Law Firm LLC |

In Georgia dog bite injury cases, dogs are innocent until proven guilty.  It is the plaintiff’s duty to prove that he or she did not provoke the dog to bite and, if applicable, to prove that the dog had a history of aggression.  Likewise, “no kill” shelters give dogs the benefit of the doubt,… Read More »

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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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