An October 2018 HIGHRIVER reports what the mother of pit bull attack victim said, “It was during recess and my daughter was playing on the Joe Clark field and saw a lady walking her dog along the public path near the edge of the school field. She got off the swings to take a closer look and asked the owner if it was a pit-bull. The lady said ‘yes’ and ‘would you like to pet the dog?’. So she did. She went up to the dog because she was invited to do so. The next thing she knew the dog had thrown her to the ground, gotten on top of her and was biting her face before the walker managed to pull the dog off.”
Dogs are part of the American family. Most of us have neighbors or friends who consider themselves dog lovers, and you may even have a few dogs as pets yourself. But as lovable as “man’s best friend” can be, when a dog attacks, the outcome is anything but friendly. In just a few short moments, an aggressive dog can cause devastating injuries. They’ve even been known to kill human beings. Children, the elderly, and the disabled are at especially high risk, but able-bodied adults are not immune for harm, especially where large dogs are concerned.
What Can I Recover in a Georgia Dog Bite Lawsuit?
Depending on the facts and circumstances of your case, your recovery might include compensation for:
- The physical pain of an animal attack
- Emergency / hospital treatment
- Ongoing medical treatment
- Cosmetic procedures
- Treatment for scarring
- Treatment for infections related to the attack
- Physical or psychological therapy
- Lost income due to time away from work (past and future)
- Property damages
- Wrongful death damages for the loss of a loved one
- Other losses reasonably related to the injury
Every Case Is Different
In most dog bite cases, the dog’s owners are on the hook for the damages. Sometimes, though, additional parties might share in the liability – landlords, security companies, police officers, local governments, and more.
T. Madden & Associates, P.C. is a longstanding, deeply experienced, and highly respected personal injury law firm in Georgia. With offices throughout the Peach State, we’re able to serve the people of Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Macon, Sandy Springs, Savannah, and beyond. Wherever you are, we want to help. In fact, if you can’t come to us, we can usually come to you!
We are proud to stand among Georgia’s top dog bite lawyers. We are ready to put your case on our shoulders and fight to maximize your financial compensation. Our job is to get you as much money for your injury as possible. We have a long track record of holding powerful insurance companies to the highest standards of justice. If you need justice, call T. Madden & Associates, P.C. today (833-PAID-123).