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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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How Dog Owners Can Prevent Aggressive Behavior by Dogs

By Zagoria Law Firm LLC |

Any dog, regardless of age, breed, or temperament, will bite a person if the person provokes it.  Therefore, if you file a personal injury lawsuit arising from a dog bite attack, one of the claims that you must prove is that you did not provoke the dog to bite you.  Of course, a lot… Read More »

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What Does It Mean That Georgia Is a One Bite State?

By Zagoria Law Firm LLC |

The principle underlying personal injury cases, including those that relate to dog bite injuries, is that the injured person, known as the plaintiff, has the right to collect payment from the defendant, who is a party responsible for the incident that caused the injury.  The money the plaintiff can get from the defendant is… Read More »

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How Fatal Dog Bite Cases Work in Georgia

By Zagoria Law Firm LLC |

While more than millions of people seek emergency care for dog bite injuries in the US, fatal dog bites are thankfully quite rare. According to a nonprofit group for victims of dog attacks, DogsBite.org, the five-year average number of deaths from bites is 38 every year. The animal would have had to inflict devastating… Read More »

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How Do You Prove That the Dog That Bit You Was Vicious?

By Zagoria Law Firm LLC |

Georgia’s dog bite liability laws are different from those of most other states.  In most places, the dog owner is responsible for any injuries caused by the dog, just as the owner of a car is responsible for any accidents caused by his or her car.  By contrast, in Georgia, dogs are innocent until… Read More »

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Risks of Crush Injuries from Dog Bites

By Zagoria Law Firm LLC |

Most dog bites produce expected injuries, such as puncture wounds, deep lacerations, infection, abrasions, and scratches. You may not realize how often victims suffer from crush injuries, which may or may not involve breaking the skin. A crush injury is defined as a compression of the extremities or other parts of the body, which… Read More »

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Defenses Dog Owners Use to Defeat Georgia Dog Bite Claims

By Zagoria Law Firm LLC |

Dog bites can cause devastating injuries, emotional pain, and financial losses, so it is reassuring to know that you have options to recover compensation. Under Georgia’s dog bite law, an owner can be held liable for careless management of the animal. In most cases, you seek monetary damages by filing a claim under a… Read More »

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What are My Rights if I was Bitten by a Dangerous Dog Breed in Georgia?

By Zagoria Law Firm LLC |

There are many dogs that have the reputation as being dangerous breeds, but the data on dog bites offers more tangible proof that some classes of canines are a threat. Researchers compiled data on fatal bites over several years, as well as fatalities from bites in 2021, to come up with a list. They… Read More »

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