We’ve all heard that dogs are man’s best friend. However, under Georgia law, dog owners are responsible for their pets’ violent behavior. Recently the law in Georgia was changed from a “first bite rule” – that the owner was only liable for an attack if the dog had previously bitten someone – to whether the owners knew that the dog was vicious and had a propensity for violence.
What this means for people who have been bitten by a dog is that it is easier to show that the dog owner has liability for your injuries resulting from the dog attack.
At Augusta Lawyer, we have attorneys licensed in Georgia and South Carolina and have experience dealing with dog bite cases. Our attorneys are local attorneys who have grown up and raised families in the area and are familiar with the people in the community. This local, home-grown experience and knowledge gives us a better understanding of your case over other firms who either have no office locally or have a local office but their main office is located in another city.
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries from a dog bite, call us today! We’ll get started right away to get you the compensation you deserve with the compassion and personal attention you need.