Dog Bite & Animal Attacks
Georgia is ninth in the nation for dog bite injury compensation from insurance companies, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Statistically you are more likely to be bitten or attacked by a dog, although any type of animal can bite and cause pain and injury.
According to the CDC, in 2012 more than 27,000 people required reconstructive surgery after being attacked by dogs. Animal attacks can cause both physical and emotional injury and trauma including:
- Puncture wounds, scratches, cuts
- Severed fingers
- Facial disfigurement
- Scarring requiring additional revision surgeries
- Psychological scarring requiring therapy
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Georgia Dog Bite Laws
Georgia’s dog bite laws impose strict liability on dog owners if their animal injures anyone. As with most laws, however, there are conditions which must be “met” or proven. This makes it important to have the representation of a personal injury attorney who understands the requirements of the law and can make sure your case is handled properly.
An experienced Atlanta personal injury attorney can make sure that your rights are protected and that your injury claim takes into account your financial needs both immediate and future when seeking compensation for injury damages. You are entitled to seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and both physical pain and mental suffering from a dog attack.
Contact Joel Baskin, Vinings & East Point Dog Bite Attorney
Contact Joel Baskin today for a free initial consultation about your dog bite injury. Joel can evaluate your dog bite injury claim and give you the information you need to determine your next step. With decades of experience representing personal injury clients in the Atlanta area, Joel will aggressively work to help you recover the compensation you need and are entitled to. He has two convenient offices located in Cobb and Fulton counties.
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