Marietta Dog Bite Attorney in Cobb County
An attack by a dog can be a very frightening experience and usually results in physical injury and long-lasting psychological effects. Each state, including Georgia, has its own laws and local ordinances regarding proper care and handling of canines. Dog owner negligence or recklessness in violation of those ordinances can lead to dog attacks on humans. Dog bites can be serious injuries and are sometimes severe enough to cause death. Immediate medical treatment is necessary for dog bite injuries and it can require hospitalization, rabies shots, and long-term rehabilitation.
A victim of dog bites may miss work thus causing a financial hardship due to loss of income. Medical treatment can be expensive. If a person has suffered from dog bites, it is important to contact a Marietta personal injury attorney who understands how dog attacks can affect a person physically and emotionally.Our personal injury attorneys at Blevins & Hong, P.C. help victims of dog bites seek the monetary compensation they deserve for their injuries.
An owner whose dog is provoked and attacks may not qualify for owner negligence. An unprovoked attack is a different matter and it is best to consult with an attorney who is knowledgeable in the laws regarding managing dogs. The two most common violations of dog ordinances are:
- Failing to follow leash laws
- Knowing that a dog has the temperament for or a propensity to bite and doing nothing to prevent it from biting
Unfortunately, children comprise the largest number of dog bite victims and a child may be scarred both physically and mentally for life. The individual responsible for the dog bite injuries may be liable to the injured victims for damages. The victim may file a lawsuit and recover loss of wages, medical costs, pain and suffering and loss of companionship. In the case of fatal dog bites, the surviving parents, children, spouse or sibling may sue for wrongful death.
Before you settle an insurance claim for dog bites, you should speak with an attorney. Our lawyers at Blevins & Hong, P.C. are qualified and experienced in handling dog bite cases and can give you the necessary legal guidance. Our goal is to help you receive the maximum monetary compensation for your injuries. Make an appointment today with one of our skilled attorneys to review and evaluate your matter regarding injuries from dog bites. Contact a Marietta dog bite lawyer to learn more!
Were You Injured by the Negligence of Another?
If you or a loved one has been injured through the negligent, dangerous or reckless act of another person or corporation, legal action can be taken to recover compensation for damages. Although these cases vary widely in degree of injury, one aspect remains a constant: the party responsible for the injury is liable and must face civil justice related to their actions in a claim or lawsuit filed on behalf of the injured. A civil claim against the responsible party can be a critical aspect for an injured victim; their medical treatment, future medical care, rehabilitation, loss of income and pain and suffering should all be considered when filing a claim. The legal team at Blevins & Hong, P.C. has extensive experience in addressing all types of legal claims in injury cases.
When an injury caused through negligence is very serious, naturally the settlement sought must be adequate to provide for the victim. When a catastrophic injury such as spinal injuries, brain damage, loss of limb, disfiguring injuries or other such harm is the situation, the legal team understands the urgency and need for a high value settlement; the victim will require medical care for the rest of their lives.
Whether your case involves a serious injury or one in which a full recovery is expected over time, seeking fair and full compensation that addresses all the damages is vital. A comprehensive and well-documented claim will be filed and negotiations will begin. In most cases a settlement can be reached prior to trial. When an insurance company refuses to provide our client with fair compensation we are willing to take the case to the next level and have a jury decide. Contact a Marietta injury attorney from our office!
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