Georgia Dog Bite Lawyers
Were You Injured by a Dog Attack? Contact the Best Dog Bite Lawyers in Georgia Today
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Understanding Dog Bites
Dog bites can be traumatic experiences, leaving victims with physical injuries, emotional distress, and unexpected medical expenses. Many times, the responsible party goes on with their lives and never faces up to their negligence or behavior.
At Cheves Briceno, we recognize that dogs, in general, are not the problem; rather, it’s often a lack of training or the presence of vicious dogs on premises for various reasons. If you or a loved one has fallen victim to a dog bite, our team of experienced personal injury lawyers, with offices in Columbus, Atlanta, and Braselton, is here to guide you through the process of seeking recovery and obtaining the compensation you deserve. To get the process started, simply call us or submit an inquiry and we will respond promptly so you can explain your situation. We can then see what remedies may be available to you.
Instances When a Dog Bite May Occur
Lack of Training
In cases where dogs have not undergone proper training, they may exhibit aggressive behavior, leading to potential dog bite incidents. Owners are responsible for ensuring that their pets receive appropriate training to prevent such situations.
Presence of Vicious Dogs
On certain premises, the presence of inherently vicious dogs may pose a heightened risk of dog bites. Whether due to negligent ownership, inadequate containment measures, or intentional use for security purposes, these situations can lead to severe injuries.
Provocation or Agitation
Dogs may react aggressively if they feel threatened, provoked, or agitated. Understanding canine behavior is crucial, and responsible ownership includes preventing situations where dogs may perceive a threat and respond with a bite.
Types of Injuries Resulting from Dog Bites
Puncture Wounds and Lacerations
Dog bites often result in puncture wounds and lacerations, varying in severity. Even seemingly minor bites can lead to infections, highlighting the importance of seeking immediate medical attention.
Soft Tissue Injuries
Bites can cause damage to soft tissues, including muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Soft tissue injuries may require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation to achieve a full recovery.
Facial and Head Injuries
In severe cases, dog bites can cause facial and head injuries, leading to disfigurement and emotional trauma. Victims may require reconstructive surgery and ongoing psychological support.
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Potentially Liable Parties in Dog Bite Cases
Understanding Georgia’s liability laws regarding dog attacks is crucial for a successful claim. Our dog bite attorneys are experienced in dog attack cases and well-versed in the intricacies of liability statutes, ensuring your dog bite case is handled with the maximum chance for success. Here are potential liable parties in dog bite cases:
1. Dog Owners
The primary party potentially liable for a dog bite is the owner. Responsible ownership includes proper training, containment measures, and awareness of the dog’s behavior to prevent incidents.
2. Property Owners
In cases where dog bites occur on someone else’s property, the property owner may be held liable if they were aware of the presence of a dangerous dog and failed to take reasonable steps to protect visitors.
3. Caretakers or Handlers
Individuals responsible for the care or handling of a dog, such as dog sitters or walkers, may be held liable if their negligence contributes to a dog bite incident.
Types of Recovery and Damages in Dog Bite Cases
Victims of dog bites may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, including emergency care, surgeries, medications, and rehabilitation. Documenting all medical costs is crucial for building a comprehensive case.
Pain and Suffering
Physical injuries are often accompanied by emotional trauma and pain. Compensation for pain and suffering seeks to address the emotional toll of a dog bite incident.
If a dog bite forces a victim to miss work or requires a prolonged recovery period, they may be entitled to compensation for lost wages and diminished earning capacity.
How Our Dog Bite Injury Lawyers Can Help You
- Thorough Investigation
Our experienced personal injury lawyers conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the dog bite incident. This includes assessing the dog’s history, the owner’s negligence, and any other factors contributing to the incident.
- Expert Legal Analysis
Cheves Briceno’s legal team collaborates with experts in canine behavior, medical professionals, and other specialists to provide expert legal analysis. This ensures a comprehensive understanding of the case, strengthening our arguments for compensation.
- Negotiation and Litigation
We enter negotiations with the responsible parties and their insurance companies to secure a fair settlement. If negotiations are unsuccessful, our skilled attorneys are prepared to take the case to court, advocating vigorously for our clients’ rights.
Steps You Should Take After a Dog Bite Injury
Because most of us carry a cell phone, if you suffer a dog attack, you have one of the best tools in your pocket you could wish for in documenting the aftermath of your attack.
After you have received any necessary emergency medical attention, do your best to use your phone, with video, photo, or other recording methods, to document as much about your circumstance as possible. If you are not able and are with a friend or someone you know, have them do the filming or photographing for you.
But First, Seek Immediate Medical Attention
Immediately after a dog bite, seek medical attention, even for seemingly minor injuries. Prompt medical care is essential for preventing infections and documenting the extent of the injuries.
Try to Identify the Dog and Owner
If possible, identify the dog and its owner. Obtain the owner’s contact information and any relevant details about the dog’s history and behavior. This information is crucial for building a case.
Contact Cheves Briceno Dog Bite Personal Injury Lawyers Right Away!
Reach out to our experienced dog bite personal injury lawyers at Cheves Briceno as soon as possible. Time is of the essence in these cases, and having our legal team involved early ensures a thorough and timely investigation.
Why Choose Cheves Briceno as Your Dog Bite Lawyers in Georgia
Local Expertise and Knowledge
Cheves Briceno’s team of dog bite personal injury lawyers possesses unmatched knowledge of Georgia’s laws and regulations. Our local expertise gives us a distinct advantage in navigating the complexities of dog bite cases in the state.
Proven Track Record of Success
With a history of successful dog bite cases, Cheves Briceno has earned a reputation for securing favorable outcomes for our clients. Our track record reflects our dedication to achieving justice for dog bite victims.
Compassionate and Personalized Support
We understand the physical and emotional toll of dog bite injuries. Cheves Briceno provides compassionate and personalized support, ensuring you feel heard and supported throughout the legal process.
Contingency Fee Basis
We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you only pay legal fees if we successfully secure compensation for your case. This commitment ensures that financial constraints do not prevent you from seeking justice.
We Don't Recover for You? You Don't Pay!
At Cheves Briceno Personal Injury Lawyers, we understand the financial strain you may be experiencing related or unrelated to the dog attack you experienced. For this, or any personal injury claims you may have, we will handle them on a contingency fee basis. This should give you the peace of mind knowing you won’t have to pay an attorney during an already challenging time and that your attorney has the confidence to know that they will be compensated only when you are paid!
Our commitment is straightforward: if you don’t recover in your dog bite case or secure compensation, you don’t pay. There will be no up front costs for our services. It’s that simple.
We Don't Recover for You? You Don't Pay!
Dog bite incidents are serious matters that demand experienced and winning legal representation. If you’ve been a victim of a dog bite, don’t navigate the complexities alone. Contact us, Cheves Briceno personal injury lawyers, for a free consultation. Our dedicated dog bite attorney team is ready to stand by your side, fighting for the compensation you deserve. Schedule your free consultation today, or call to discuss your case and explore your legal options. We are committed to securing justice maximum compensation for you and for all Georgia dog bite victims who have been injured unjustly.
Georgia Dog Bite Lawyers: Frequently Asked Questions
We have offices in Atlanta, Columbus, and Braselton, as well as an office in Spokane, Washington. We serve the entire state of Georgia and the Southeastern United States.
We have been handling dog bite cases for many, many years. We don’t just handle them–we win them. Cheves Briceno takes pride that our clients, no matter where they live in Georgia, will secure maximum compensation if they work with us in the event they are attacked by a dog. Ask our dog bite attorneys any questions; you can ask about previous cases like yours, and how they were handled. We are here for you in full transparency.
We work on a contingency fee basis for your bike accident case or any personal injury case we handle for you. We can explain more when you call us, but simply put, if we don’t win for you, you don’t pay.
The amount you can receive in a dog bite case depends on the specifics of your case. In your first free consultation, we can walk through the possible recovery and more details. So call us soon so we can help you! We have the experience it takes to win for you.
Dog bite cases are more common than you may think. As of 2022, Atlanta alone had the 6th highest percentage of households with dogs in the entire country!