Dog Bites & Animal Attacks

Marietta Dog Bite Attorneys

Need a dog bite lawyer for an injury case in Marietta, GA?

If you've ever been attacked or bitten by a dog, it was most likely when you least expected it. You may have been walking in your yard or neighborhood when a normally friendly dog attacked. Perhaps you went to pet "man's best friend" in a local park when it lunged. Whether you expect to be attacked or not, the injuries associated with animal attacks can change a person's life.

According to the CDC, about 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year. This study also found that 334,000 people are annually admitted to emergency rooms due to dog bite-related injuries. Your chances of being bitten by a dog are one in 50. “Man’s best friend” can be a wonderful companion, but also have the potential to cause devastating injuries to friends, neighbors, and even owners. Unfortunately, children are most often the victims of animal bites.

TIPS FOR PREVENTING A DOG BITE

You should never attempt to pet a dog without letting it become familiar with your scent first. This can be done by allowing it to sniff the back of your hand. One should also be wary of dogs that are tethered or tied up, as this could be a sign of vicious propensities. In the event that a dog attacks you, do not run. It is natural for dogs to chase things that are running. Simply remain immobile with your arms to your sides if a dog advances. In the event that a K-9 knocks you over, roll into a ball and stay still. These safety tips are in addition to the obvious ones, such as not interrupting a K-9 that is eating, sleeping, or near its puppies. Children should be taught dog etiquette at a young age as well, as a majority of dog bite victims are young kids.

A recent nation-wide study reported the canine breeds most responsible for serious injury and death as:

  1. Pit Bull Terrier
  2. Rottweiler
  3. Husky
  4. Wolf hybrid
  5. Bullmastiff
  6. German shepherd
  7. German shepherd-mix
  8. Chow
  9. Pit bull-mix
  10. Doberman
  11. Labradors

However, just because a dog is not on this list does not mean it is not capable of attacking and inflicting major injuries. For this reason, it is important to know what to do in the event you or a loved one is attacked by a dog or other animal.

If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of a dog bite, contact our firm now (770) 884-6652.

What To Do In The Event of An Animal/Dog Bite

Georgia animal bite victims can help protect their rights by taking immediate actions.

  • Seek medical attention right away, no matter how insignificant the bite may seem.
  • Obtain the name and address of the animal’s owner and file a report with your local animal control office or other law enforcement agency.
  • If you know anyone who may have witnessed the incident, be sure to obtain their contact information.
  • Take photographs of your injuries both immediately following the incident and in the following days as the wounds begin to heal.

The laws involving animal bites are often complex, so it is extremely important for animal bite victims to contact the experienced Marietta dog bite lawyers at Jones & Swanson (770) 884-6652.

How Our Trusted Marietta Dog Bite Lawyers Will Help

Need an attorney for a dog bite case in Marietta? The premises liability lawyers at Jones & Swanson have over 18 years of experience in injury-related matters and have a keen understanding of Georgia laws regarding the liability placed on owners of animals who attack people. Under Georgia’s dog bite statute, a dog owner’s liability may be shown under several different scenarios.

In most cases, dog owners will be liable for an attack where they knew of the animal’s propensity for attacking humans, or where the owner is found to be in violation of certain local ordinances like “leash laws”. Proving liability for dog or animal bites in Georgia can be a complex matter and should not be taken lightly. The legal advocates at this Marietta dog bite law firm have the experience you need to successfully pursue a claim for injuries due to an animal bite.

Call a skilled Marietta dog bite attorney today!

If you or someone you know is bitten by a dog or animal, you may have a claim against the dog’s owner for your injuries. Cobb County victims of animal bites may be compensated for medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, physical pain and suffering, mental suffering and physical impairment. The attorneys at our firm will fight for the compensation that you deserve. At Jones & Swanson, we represent dog and animal bite victims throughout the Atlanta area and the state of Georgia.

Looking for a Marietta dog bite lawyer for an injury? If you or a loved one has been injured by a dog or animal bite, contact the experienced Marietta dog bite attorneys at our firm today by calling (770) 884-6652.

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